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  • Season 1
    • The Finale
      The Finale
      Episode 13
      12/22/06
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      Completing the project; other green projects around Santa Barbara, Calif.; the future of green building.
    • Interior Design
      Interior Design
      Episode 12
      12/15/06
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      Antiques for vanities, doors and closet; Italian designer kitchen cabinets; natural fabrics; recycled house.
    • Landscaping
      Landscaping
      Episode 11
      12/8/06
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      Landscaping with minimal maintenance and water; shower water drains directly into the garden; tropical section; rainwater collection.
    • Water
      Water
      Episode 10
      12/1/06
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      Solar-heated water feeds a superefficient boiler; radiant floor heating; using the sun.
    • Lighting
      Lighting
      Episode 9
      11/24/06
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      Installing electric wiring in straw-bale walls; photovoltaic solar panels; low-voltage halogen and fluorescent lighting.
    • Floors and Closets
      11/17/06
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      Radiant floor heating; formaldehyde-free plywood for closets; prefab steel tool-cabinets for drawers; healthy carpets.
    • Interior Finishes
      11/10/06
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      Natural earth-and-gypsum plaster; plaster showers instead of tile.
    • Exterior Finishes
      11/3/06
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      Natural earth and lime plasters.
    • Doors and Windows
      10/27/06
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      Designing windows and doors for natural light and airflow; using wood from Forestry Stewardship Council managed forests and recycled wood.
    • Straw Bales
      Straw Bales
      Episode 4
      10/20/06
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      Straw bales are shown to be a healthier, more energy efficient alternative made from a farmer's waste material; preparing for windows and doors.
    • Framing and Roofing
      10/13/06
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      Steel framework provides earthquake protection; steel roof serves as the collector for the rainwater catchment system.
    • Foundation
      Foundation
      Episode 2
      3/20/07
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      In this episode dedicated to foundation planning, host Kevin Contreras explains, 'Today we're going to talk about straw-bale building before preparing and pouring the foundation.'
    • Building
      Building
      Episode 2
      10/6/06
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      Green aspects of slabs; earthen and concrete floors.
    • Breaking Ground
      Breaking Ground
      Episode 1
      9/26/06
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      Basic principles of green building.