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Building Green

Electrical Installation and Energy Harvesting (#203)

The straw bale walls are wired in, with an eye toward powering healthy systems, and photovoltaic solar panels are installed to provide the house with much of its electrical needs. The home is outfitted with low voltage halogen and fluorescent lighting for ambient beauty with minimal wattage. A home automation system keeps the entire house running efficiently. [26 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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