Wednesday, August 22, 2007

An Eco-Friendly New Orleans

NBC is running news tonight and tomorrow on Hollywood star Brad Pitt's efforts to help the rebuiding of New Orleans with ecofriendly affordable housing. Tune in to this important coverage.

Brad Pitt champions affordable energy efficient housing for former residents of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Global Green, in partnership with Brad Pitt, sponsored an international design competition during the summer of 2006, with more than 125 entries competing to design a zero energy affordable housing development in the Holy Cross Neighborhood of the Lower 9th Ward. Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of Workshop/APD in New York created the winning design. The units could save 75% on energy and 50% on water bills. Working with Global Green, Pitt is working towards helping the portion of society that was overlooked with Katrina.

See MSNBC video

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