Elora Hardy on Sustainable Bamboo Architecture-
In this video Elora Hardy, Creative Director at Ibuku, discusses her inpirational journey from a child going up in Bali, to the fashion runways of New York and finally as founder of one of the most innovation bamboo construction companies in the world.
Elora explains how she discovered the sustainable design benefits of bamboo, its eco-friendly characteristics, and the skilled engineers, artisans, and architects that have helped create some of the worlds most technologically advanced bamboo structures.
She talks through the unique sustainable design process used to building these natural, unique, architecturally magnificent structures and creates a vision of a more sustainable future based on sound sustainable development principles, the future of bamboo in the green building industry, sustainable architecture, and the role of bamboo as a future sustainable building material.
Elora introduces us to Green School , a magnificent school campus in Bali made entirely from sustainably harvested bamboo.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools awarded Green School the “2012 Greenest School on Earth“.
The campus has been created by master craftsmen, designers and builders, landscape architects and gardeners using a blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional materials and methods. The result is a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment that stimulates critical thinking and #creative problem solving.
Bamboo as a low carbon material, green building material, and a sustainable building material –
The video then provides a more in depth review of the benefits of bamboo as a modern sustainable construction material.
Worlds greenest school, Green School, Bali
Viewers will be given an insight into the architectural design solutions employed at Green School including the renewable energy systems that power the school.
Various renewable energy systems including solar power, a micro-hydro water vortex power plant, and a bamboo sawdust burner, provide energy and hot water for the campus.
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Bamboo architecture https://youtu.be/j5SjqFJ-lnk
Green School https://youtu.be/S9GAheqtWgI
Best sustainable homes series
Episode 1 https://youtu.be/K36OA0Q_R_E
Episode 2 https://youtu.be/sSzKq9vVPpc
Episode 3 https://youtu.be/VlhQbAImX48
Episode 4 https://youtu.be/msUbujLMJj0
Episode 5 https://youtu.be/FHtswkQE-Vk
To see more videos about sustainable design go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChG6kOI3I06PMIVbJbyNP_g
Green School www.greenschool.org
USGBC Centre for Green Schools http://www.centerforgreenschools.org
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Diagram of water vortex generator “Wasserwirbelkraftwerk” by Ukko-wc – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wasserwirbelkraftwerk.jpg#/media/File:Wasserwirbelkraftwerk.jpg
Image of water vortex generator By Zotloeterer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons