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Sustainability in California

Synopsis
This programme focuses on the different ways of making sustainable buildings for the future in California. The greening of Google and the opening of the California Academy of Sciences also show us how buildings may evolve in the future. Google has managed to generate 30 per cent of their energy needs through extensive solar panelling installed on their Silicon Valley campus. Meanwhile, the California Academy of Sciences new building, features a plethora of green credentials and is a revolutionary model of how public buildings can be made sustainable. The building, which opened in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in September 2008, includes a living roof planted with native grasses and flowers, extensive solar panelling and energy saving technologies.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Availability
Out of dustribution
Subjects
Architecture; Environmental science
Keywords
architectural design; sustainable development

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
15 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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