Building Green in Boston's Southie

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

[Trailer for 'The Greening of Southie']

This morning we take a look at one way to reduce our impact on the environment ... green building. Commercial buildings use 36 percent of our electricity and produce 25 percent of our green house gases; residential buildings contribute a large share, too. So architecture is an area with a lot of potential for environmental improvement.

We talk with Curt Ellis, one of the filmmakers behind "The Greening of Southie," who spent nearly a year documenting the construction of Boston’s first L.E.E.D.–certified residential building, the Macallen Building. We're also joined by Yvan LaCroix, construction foreman on the Macallen Building.

Guests:

Curt Ellis and Yvan LaCroix

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