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Designing Green - A Collaborative Approach

July 20, 2012
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Creating energy efficient high performance buildings is a symphonic process.

This Emmy and Telly award winning movie explores the integrated design strategy used to plan, build and commission Santa Barbara's strikingly innovative Casa Nueva new office project. It features powerful cinematography and interviews with the key people who made it possible. We learn that when owners, architects, engineers, landscape architects and builders all work together as a team, they can craft buildings that use less energy, less water, and provide greater indoor comfort than ever before.

Narrated by Ted Danson
Written and directed by Jim Jackson

Designing Green (abridged, 12 min.)

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Emmy Award Designing Green won the 2009 Emmy Award for Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program or Special

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