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Sustainability Considerations in Design

26 min
TS170.5 .D47 2009 DVD

Defines sustainable design as the art of designing physical objects to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability. Includes actions such as reducing use of non-renewable resources, minimizing environmental impact, and connecting people with the natural environment. Looks at the role of waste and waste reduction in sustainable design. Features examples of sustainable design in architecture, fashion design, and graphic design and printing. Looks at the eco-lodges designed by Australian architect Daryl Pelchen. Examines the role of recycled paper and vegetable oil- and soy-based inks in printing. Discusses ways that Material By-Product, a Melbourne fashion label , works to minimize wasted materials.

Voice over, Mark Collard. Director, Stephen Moore.

Distributed by Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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