Tour an Affordable Green Apartment Building

Project: Building Green, Episode 1, Part 1



In this pilot to Bob's new Building Green web series, he focuses on green projects that are embracing the cleanest and most efficient technologies. Bob first introduces us to a contemporary urban apartment complex in the South Bronx, NY, a Georgian Colonial house in Westchester that had to rebuild after extensive mold damage, and an earth-bermed house made of salvaged materials in upstate New York. In these three homes, styles and materials from the past are embraced while incorporating the newest green-technology advances.
Part 1: Tour an Affordable Green Apartment Building
Bob visits the South Bronx, NY, where Habitat for Humanity has partnered with private developer Les Bluestone to create a green oasis for low-income families. What makes this 50-unit building green? Its focus on energy-efficiency, indoor air quality, and sustainability. Highlights of the tour include a look at the mechanical room, the apartments themselves, and the green roof.
Part 2: Tour a Salvaged Home with the Latest Green Technologies
Part 3: Tour an Earth-Bermed House in Upstate New York

In Bob’s new Building Green Web series, he focuses on green projects that are embracing the cleanest and most efficient technologies. He demystifies green home design and construction as well as the myth that building green has to mean building expensively or unattractively. His premise is that homes are where people can make the biggest difference, and he not only demonstrates how – he shows viewers how they can put changes into place that will actually save them money while saving the planet. Whether he’s touring a contemporary urban apartment complex in the South Bronx, NY, a Georgian Colonial house in Westchester that had to rebuild after extensive mold damage, or an earth-bermed house made of salvaged materials in upstate New York, he helps people save the best of the past while incorporating the newest advances.

 

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