The idea of sustainable buildings are explored in California The new California Academy of Sciences building opens in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in September 2008. Featuring a ‘living’ roof planted with native Californian grasses and flowers, extensive solar paneling and energy-saving technologies, this building is a revolutionary model of how public buildings can be made sustainable. It also provides one of the most exciting examples in the world of how buildings may evolve in the future.
The Google brand is world-renowned yet few people have ever seen inside the ‘Googleplex’ headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. This film explores the ‘greening’ of Google and shows how they have managed to generate 30% of their energy needs through extensive solar paneling installed on the campus.