Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Green Roofing Breathes Easier

This concrete roofing tile includes an embedded catalyst in the upper portion of the roof tile that acts like the catalytic converter on your car. The catalyst speeds up oxidation in the presence of sunlight, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions....
April 25, 2013

On Earth Day, Consider Becoming a Green REsource Council Designee

It’s Earth Day today and all this week, we are going to be covering sustainability topics. What better way to kick off the celebration than by participating in NAR’s Green REsource Council? As CRT looks to the future, we...
April 22, 2013

A Cone, A Ball, and A Puck: The Shapes of Things to Come in Alternative Energy

One of our new charges in CRT is to delve deeper into sustainable technologies and see how they may have practical applications in real estate. We’re constantly looking for new and exciting things that indicate where these technologies are...
April 19, 2013

On Being Responsive: Part 1 – An Overview of Responsive Web Design

Note: This is part 1 in a series that will be ongoing in the coming weeks. This initial article is pretty long, but there’s really no way around that, as we dive into some of the concepts and make...
April 17, 2013

Life after Google Reader

A few weeks ago Google stunned many people by announcing that they would be shutting down Google Reader on July 1st, 2013.  For those of us who’s information diet lives and breathes by RSS, this is a big deal....
April 10, 2013

The Pi Emerges in Real Estate

If you have seen any of my presentation over the last year, you know that I reference the Raspberry Pi as an interesting piece of technology. For a very low cost (fully loaded less than $90), you can build...
April 5, 2013