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Building Green

Interior Siding (Plaster) and Paint (#201)

The focus shifts to interior beauty and indoor air quality. Natural earth and Gypsum plasters provide a permeable skin that is warm and beautiful, and allows the straw bales to 'breathe,' and is free of VOCs, helping the house's residents breathe easier, too. Healthy paints and stains also provide beauty without toxic fumes. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Building Green is pioneering and entertaining lifestyle television with an environmentally-conscious twist. The series will inspire homeowners as they discover just how easy, cost-effective and healthy it can be to go green, while dispelling the myth that an environmentally-conscious lifestyle means doing without. Each week host Kevin Contreras invites viewers to explore a range of green building techniques and alternatives, from the eye-popping "Green Extreme" to the green mainstream, while showing us that healthy choices don't mean sacrificing beauty and comfort.

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