An author and green building consultant, Dan Chiras talks about the green building features of a new "solar skyscraper" in New York City. They include natural ventilation and integrated recycling facilities. He uses this example to encourage the incorporation of green building principles in all types of construction projects.
Chiras has written more than 240 articles and 21 books. His most recent books are "The New Ecological Home: Complete Guide to Green Building Options" (Chelsea Green Publishing), and "EcoKids: Raising Children Who Care for the Earth" (New Society Publishers).