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Sep 04 2007
Dan Orzech shows Pierre his new home, built as a Green, sustainable home design. Many Japanese style elements were used as part of this beautiful dwelling on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Phoenixville Pennsylvania.
Geothermal heating and cooling, passive solar design, radiant-floor heating, natural clay products, pre-fabricated basement wall panels (structurally integrated or "SIP" panels) and an innovative hot tub (made of a simple concrete cylinder) are all part of this wonderful home.
Jun 10 2007
Blue Spruce Hollow, Episode II: Architect David Hartke shows Pierre his environmentally conscious new home, under construction in Doylestown Pennsylvania.
Since this was first filmed in Part I, David has sold the home to build another!
Feb 03 2007
It's the year 2075 and Pierre and Mother Earth have found that the ice has melted off of Antartica. Where did it all go? Why did we let the world warm up? Pierre takes a silly look at global warming.
In the year 2075 AD, Pierre and Mother Earth visit New-New York, located on a mountain top in Antarctica, one of the few dry places left on Earth since all the glaciers melted and flooded the world.
Jan 02 2007
Blue Spruce Hollow, Episode I:
Architect David Hartke showed Pierre his environmentally conscious new home, under construction in Doylestown Pennsylvania. The home is to become a LEED-Certified or 'Green' dwelling with many energy and environmentally-friendly features.
South-facing, the home gains much from solar orientation. Large sheltered porch living spaces will provide several 3-season rooms. The home uses little/no large timbers, relying instead on strong composite materials made from fast-growing woods.
Apr 11 2006
The amazing Bren School at the University of California at Santa Barbara is a LEED Platinum building with incredibly energy efficient solar technology, fly-ash concrete, an extraordinarily efficient heating/cooling system, and a magnificent web-controlled brain to run it all.
Produced by: Pierre Terre, 4/11/2006
Run Time: 24 min. 30 sec.
Story Level 2 = Children may need to ask their parents about the meaning of the Stor
Mar 20 2006
When we first filmed her, Marian Peleski showed us how she payed only $2 or so for electricity many months in her custom-designed solar home.
Since then, it has gotten even better. She installed a solar hot water system (vacuum tube design) which is difficult in the cloudy East Coast of the U.S. With reduced hot-water consumption, her electric bills 'went negative' - so the power company has to pay her for her renewable energy generation!
Most importantly, she is getting payed to generate clean energy.
Feb 12 2006
Mother Earth and Pierre find out how crazy weather comes from global warming. Pierre tries to get us to use less carbon fuel so Mother Earth does not hurt him with snowballs!
Produced by: Pierre Terre, 2/12/2006
Run Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
Story Level 1 = Intended for all children or adults