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NPSA Applauds Tulane University Professors.

Kansas City, MO, December 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- A duo of professors from Tulane University has won first place in a design contest for architecting plans for what they call a SunShower SSIP house. Judith Kinnard, professor of architecture, and Tiffany Lin, assistant professor of architecture, designed a house that can be built to run off a grid in the wake of an emergency.

"Part of the innovative design of the house is the way the designers created two distinct roof forms: A sun roof optimizes the collection of solar energy in photovoltaic panels and the shower roof is sloped to gather water," according to an article in the Tulanian, the university's official magazine.

The article described how the building materials for the 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house are designed to fit into a standard shipping container. The house is made from energy-efficient steel insulated panels.

"We see more and more architects experimenting with portable storage units," says John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director of the NPSA, a nonprofit membership association, the NPSA is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. "This home may not be built from containerized storage, but it's meant to fit into a portable storage unit for shipping. Imagine if you could ship a container and unfold it as a home. That could be the future."

The National Portable Storage Association

The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.

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