Shipping Containers: A Cautionary Tale

When talking about alternative materials and forms for housing, the question of using shipping containers as structural framework often arises.  I have seen some examples of this, and apart from the basic problems of removing toxic residue, adding insulation, and solving flashing challenges, these could be a viable form of alternative housing forms. However, there’s […]

A Wolf in Green Clothing

This morning, I received from Amazon.com a recommendation for a book, “LEED Materials, a Resource Guide to Green Building,” by Ari Meisel. To be honest, the only thing I know about this book is the information provided by Amazon. I have not read this book. However, part of the information supplied by Amazon included sample […]