|aDesign and the environment|h[videorecording] /|cdirector, David Wardell.
|aHamilton, NJ :|bFilms Media Group,|cc2011.
|a1 videodiscs (26 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aTitle from container.
|aWriter, Matthew McLean ; voiceover, Adam Mattaliano ; producer, Michael De Robbio ; executive producer, Simon Garner.
|aTaking viewers to the crossroads of aesthetic, functional, and sustainability issues, this program looks at aspects of design that can have negative ecological consequences. Students learn about eco-friendly design and the use of life cycle assessments by architects and product designers to ensure that their work has minimal environmental impact. Sustainable design techniques are investigated through case studies of a 'zero energy' home which makes use of spatial and solar-heating innovations, and of a specially insulated tea kettle which demonstrates further innovative solutions to energy consumption problems.