Sustainable Design: Why we should build with bamboo, Green School

Sustainable Design: Why we should build with bamboo, Green School

: Advanced Sustainable Architecture,

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 .

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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Diagram of water vortex generator “Wasserwirbelkraftwerk” by Ukko-wc – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons –

Image of water vortex generator By Zotloeterer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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    d sembiring says:

    Very good initiative, inspiring as well. Congratulations.

    linh ly says:

    great it.

    Moea Sylvain says:

    Fantastic, great, wonderful. Big thanks to the Hardy family.

    Kenz300 x says:

    Save energy – save money. An energy efficient car and home saves money.
    Save money by looking long term and not short term. Spending a little more for energy efficiency saves money long term.
    An electric vehicle will save money over the long run. Walking, bicycling and mass transit are better yet. I had an energy efficiency audit on my home and and followed the recommendations given. I added insulation and sealed air leaks. My energy bills went down 30% the following month. I am now replacing light bulbs with LED's which are 85% more efficient. Spend a little money to save money every month after. Electric car, electric lawn mower, electric snow blower, no emissions.

    Nội Thất Tre việt says:

    Magical houses, made of bamboo viet nam : -thanks

    Anbucoy says:

    Penis and balls souvenirs. Yes I said it. Pause it at 6:59

    Thinkfor Yourself says:

    Such deep thoughts. So much talk and self congratulations. You must have had to strip the island of an entire bamboo forest for that huge atrocity….meanwhile the poor locals have to pay high prices for bamboo because of your greed.

    Rosaura Avila says:

    It is going to get ruined once the white man begins to exploit this resource. Sad.

    Sam Small says: My Bamboo Living Home on Maui. Actually three separate kits from Bamboo Living Homes connect by floating breezeways. Love this home!

    Creating My Ideas by Vickie Novak says:

    Awesome! I want to do the same thing in Hawaii! I'm inspired…Thank you!!!

    Tyo Baex says:

    im disagree about "build with bamboo". Yes, Mr. Miven's comment, it's take a long time to regenerate bamboo.
    I'm from indonesia.

    Miven Dooligan says:

    Bamboo also flowers and dies at some point in it's life. In some cases this life span is over 100 years. It will grow back, but there is the decade long interval where there is no bamboo supply once every century or so. This happened in Japan in the 1950s and is why everyone was forced to switch to other construction materials, and probably the reason bamboo is not used as much as it should be today.

    sergio montania says:

    My name is Sergio G. MONTANIA DIB and I'm living in Corrientes, Argetina. Here a have a similar cane than bamboo named "TACUARA" Your perspective is very interesting to begin considering your application here.

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