Building Science 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

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

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

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