Building Green

2007 NR 1 season

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Building Green

2007 NR 1 season
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Explore the eco-friendly options available for home building in this detailed chronicle of the construction of host Kevin Contreras's green dream home in Santa Barbara, Calif. From breaking ground and installing windows to interior designing and the grand finish, this documentary demonstrates how an environmentally conscious lifestyle needn't come at the expense of comfort, style or your savings account.
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Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 3 discs

Explore the eco-friendly options available for home building in this detailed chronicle of the construction of host Kevin Contreras's green dream home in Santa Barbara, Calif. From breaking ground and installing windows to interior designing and the grand finish, this documentary demonstrates how an environmentally conscious lifestyle needn't come at the expense of comfort, style or your savings account.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
  • Kevin Contreras
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this building show is squarely targeted at the most environmentally minded viewers; it's so firm in its stance against "toxic" construction practices that it may have you second-guessing that fresh coat of paint you've been thinking about. But guilt over your home's structure aside, there's not really any iffy content to object to, and you'll probably learn a lot about the environmental impact of waste and material misuse -- as well as get some ideas for making your home/remodeling projects "greener."

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Educates viewers about healthier alternatives to common building techniques and explains how small changes like using recycled materials and incorporating natural energy can help the earth.

Consumerism

Consultants (builders, landscapers, architects) get some publicity for their work, as do the stores and suppliers that provide the building materials. Show sponsors like the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Center are also mentioned.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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