Clips From the Film

Our buildings are most likely our most significant consumer products.  Yet, for whatever reason, we don’t think of them as such and everyday,

across America, buildings are demolished and thrown away.


Join architect Jean Carroon as she discusses the environmental impact of demolition.

Sense of place.  All of us have our own idea about what that means.  Many of us may not be able to articulate it well, but we know it when we see it.  But what role, if any, does sense of place play in today’s modern society?


Join preservationist/economist Donovan Rypkema as he explores sense of place - do we need it and, if so, why?

Over 74% of our current commercial buildings were constructed in the years between 1950 and 2010.  Many were not built to last.  Which buildings should we save?  Which should go?


Join green building consultant Ralph DiNola as he discusses possible strategies for making these choices.