Green Building & Sustainable Development
PBS to Air New Weekly Television Series Dedicated to 'Building Green'
Building Green TV announced today
that its new weekly television series about creating beautiful homes and
buildings in harmony with the environment is set to air on PBS affiliate
stations across the country starting June 5, 2007. The show takes an
entertaining and informative look at ways to "green" homes and buildings
using earth-friendly techniques and materials that are better for people,
as well as the planet.
From blue jean insulation to bamboo flooring, Kevin Contreras, host and
creator of "Building Green," introduces viewers to every aspect of green
building using the design and construction of his own green Santa Barbara
dream home as a living workshop. Each week, viewers follow the progress of
Kevin's home through signature segments like "Inside the Design," "Saving
Green," "The Green Extreme," "Building Health," "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,"
and "Easy Steps." They learn, step-by-step, about a range of topics and
discover the best choices and green home products available on the market.
"Many people don't realize that buildings cause more c02 emissions than
cars," comments Contreras. "In fact, buildings and their construction
account for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumed
in this country each year. By providing people access to information about
how they can build greener, I believe we can better sustain our planet --
one home at a time."
According to Roper's Green Gauge Report, 50% of American adults say
they would do more for the environment if only they knew how. "My goal is
to show viewers just how easy it is to live green," continued Contreras.
"It's also essential for people to see that an environmentally conscious
lifestyle does not mean doing without."
Building Green's video-rich companion website
, provides a content-driven destination and more
extensive information exchange. By bringing homeowners and homebuilders
together, the site connects users with experts and resources to develop a
sense of community for people who want to make a difference.
To find PBS station listings and airdates for "Building Green," visit
and check the site's station finder.
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