"e²" is a series about the economies of being environmentally conscious. Shot in high definition with cinematic lenses, e² chronicles global efforts to solve pressing ecological challenges. From energy consumption to design efficiency, policy to industry, the series documents the innovators whose work is reducing humans' impact on the environment. Interviews with experts, policymakers and pioneers across a variety of disciplines offer a firsthand account of the complex environmental challenges that we face, as well as the possibility that pragmatic solutions are within reach.

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New Orleans: The Water Line

(Episode 17) In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward weren't about to watch their community disappear, even as government officials at all levels turned a blind eye to their anguish. This story profiles community leaders fighting to rebuild the neighborhood sustainably, and the outsiders - including renowned architect Bob Berkebile and organizations Global Green and Brad Pitt's Make It Right - who are working to make this possible.

  • 2016-08-30T08:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-07T18:00:00-07:00
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The Art & Science of Renzo Piano

World-class architect Renzo Piano draws on nature to create a structure that defines a natural history museum for the 21st century. Combining Piano's signature transparency design with a green roof evoking its surroundings, San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences provides a model for sustainability and sets a benchmark for how people use, operate and interact with public buildings.

  • 2016-08-31T18:00:00-07:00
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Super Use

(Episode 18) The partners of 2012 Architecten in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, are making surplus superfluous, reusing everything from I-beams, wood floors, car tires, washing machines, stainless steel sinks and even windmill blades as building materials in their creations. 2012 Architecten's work suggests not only a new kind of aesthetic and functionality in sustainable architecture, but also a new approach to design.

  • 2016-09-04T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-14T18:00:00-07:00
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The Green Apple

(Episode 1) The series begins in New York, a city that combats the urban myth of the bustling city as a "concrete jungle" by improving its industrial skyline with several groundbreaking projects. The Green Apple studies some of Manhattan's most prominent and technologically advanced structures like One Bryant Park and The Solaire, as well as the innovative minds behind them. The episode illustrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can, surprisingly, be a model of environmental responsibility.

 

  • 2016-09-11T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-21T18:00:00-07:00
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Green for All

This episode follows architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he continues his mission to provide architectural and design solutions to regions in social and humanitarian crisis. Palleroni already has four global initiatives underway aimed at providing architecture students with hands-on field experience of building housing for the poor. “Green For All’ finds him in East Austin, Texas and in Sonora, Mexico, where he and his student team are helping communities to build thousands of homes, while teaching residents to be resourceful in cutting costs and using local materials.

  • 2016-09-18T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2016-09-28T18:00:00-07:00
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The Green Machine

(Episode 3) In this episode, Mayor Richard Daley takes viewers on a tour through Chicago, and showcases his mission to make it "the greenest city in America." Chicago already demonstrates a remarkable commitment to green design and construction, with over 40 buildings registered for LEED certification as of 2006, an integrated solar-powered public transportation system with a biker commuter station, and over two million square feet of green roofs, including City Hall.

 

  • 2016-09-25T01:00:00-07:00
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