Sustainability Archive

CRT White Paper: The Shipping Container as a Home

Download the shipping container home white paper here. We asked Mary Martinez-Garcia, Manager of our Library Collection Development for Information Central at NAR, to explore the subject of shipping container homes for this paper and we are very happy...
December 10, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014

Shipping Container Houses…Brought to You by GM?

On Jalopnik today, there’s news of GM helping build shipping container houses in Detroit. From the story: GM is helping to build Detroit’s first homestead made of recycled materials, which will be occupied by a college student studying urban...
April 30, 2014

Trinity: A Portable Wind Turbine for Charging on the Go

You’ve been there. No battery and you need to make a call. Could be a call about a closing or a new offer. Unfortunately, you have 1% battery life. There are options on the market that can help you...
April 22, 2014

America’s Greenest Street is in Chicago

I live in a beautifully cluttered and noisy place: Chicago. Being from Iowa, it took a bit to adapt. The skyscrapers in Iowa were silos and our busy streets were 2 lanes, one in each direction. I loved the...
February 28, 2014

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