Live S.M.A.R.T. Unit Featured on NPR Live

On July 24, Carlton Construction’s Rusty White joined Sarah Boren and Tom Norman as they were interviewed on Jacksonville’s WJCT 89.9 FM about the Sustainability Mobile Unit (SMU).

As reported in previous blogs, Carlton Construction was selected by the U.S Green Building Council North Florida Chapter (USGBC NF) to build out the SMU, a traveling mobile resource that will help educate the public on green building issues. Sarah Boren is executive director of the USGBC NF, and Tom Norman is a registered architect and partner with Ebert Norman Brady (ENB), the Jacksonville Beach firm that is designing the SMU.

The interview took place on WJCT’s First Coast Connect as part of its “Going Green” series, hosted by Melissa Ross. During the interview, Sarah explained how the original idea came from a west coast USGBC chapter; how the trailer here will be branded as the “Live S.M.A.R.T.” mobile unit, standing for sustainable materials and resource trailer; the purpose of the SMU; and the different places the trailer will be on display. Tom, a LEED Accredited Professional, discussed some of the features, options and ideas that are going into the trailer’s design and build, as well as the project’s timing.

You can listen to the interview in its entirety here, starting at 26:25 minutes.

If you have any questions about the Live S.M.A.R.T. mobile unit and Carlton Construction’s role in its building, please contact Rusty White.