The Sustainable is a 22-minute documentary that aims to highlight some of the ways a home can be designed to not only conserve energy, but produce it as well.
Official Selection: NewFilmmakers NY 2017, Colorado Spring Environmental Film Festival 2016, One Earth Film Festival 2016, Padagonia Film Festival 2016, Madison Film Festival 2016 and Saratoga Springs Film Festival 2016
The film features Tom and Roberta Stock, a married couple from Saratoga Springs, NY who wanted to build their dream home on a piece of property they fell in love with. The only problem? It would cost them $70,000 to put up the 1 mile of power lines needed to reach their house.
Instead of settling for what they were presented with, the Stocks took a road less traveled. With some professional help, they began researching, designing and later building what would become their new home. By using solar panels, wind power and other innovative elements of design, Tom and Roberta have not only created a home that produces its own energy, but utilizes that energy in superb efficiency. They did all of this at a fraction of the cost that an average homebuyer would pay.
This documentary explains how they did it and how our choices matter when it comes to building new homes. With creative engineering and a lot of elbow grease, the Stocks are able to live sustainably, comfortably and most importantly, happily. We're hoping this documentary will help inspire individuals as well as the home building industry to make simple changes with big impact.
The Sustainable featured in The Saratogian: http://www.saratogian.com/article/20151011
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