Design:e2 (the economies of being environmentally conscious) explores the vitality of the environment through eco-friendly architecture. the series introduces the inventive leaders and technologies driving sustainable practices worldwide in the design of buildings where we live, work, and play. __________________________________________________________
The first episode begins in New York, a city that is leading the charge to green its industrial skyline with several groundbreaking projects. New York combats the urban myth of the bustling city as a "concrete jungle." "The Green Apple" explores some of Manhattan's most prominent and technologically advanced structures like One Bryant Park and The Solaire, as well as the innovative minds behind them. The episode illustrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can surprisingly be a model of environmental responsibility.