About the Book
A Pocket Guide to Cleaner Air: Plants for Commercial Spaces is the first in a series of guides written to help REALTORS® lead the way in thinking about making our indoor spaces better places to live and work. The EPA estimates that we spend about 90% of our time indoors, but that the air inside is actually worse than the air outside due to high levels of CO2 and other gases. Knowing how to mitigate these gasses before they cause health problems can help us all live better lives. By adding just a few plants, we can be on our way to to a healthier lifestyle.
CRT Labs is a research group operated by the National Association of REALTORS’® Center for REALTOR® Technology. The primary goal for CRT is to track emerging technologies that will affect real estate, educate its members, advocate for the proper use of technology, and innovate when there is a gap between what is needed and what is available. In 2015, CRT established the R&D lab to investigate smart home/internet of things devices, renewable energy, urban agriculture and building materials, as well as any other emerging technologies as they become evident. CRT is working with NGOs, vendors, national laboratories, universities and government agencies to help promote NAR as an agent for technology research and innovation.