Monthly Archives: May 2013

Does Your State Discourage Aid After Disasters?

RTAblog_2013_0523_TornadoDamageAbout half of US states have Good Samaritan legislation that protects volunteers who provide valuable post-disaster technical services for free. Don’t wait for a disaster to learn that your state discourages free assistance – you may have to wait longer … Read more

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Do You Need a Storm Shelter?

RTAblog_2013_0520_RopeTornadoThe United States experiences approximately 1,200 tornadoes each year. We’ve compiled the following notes on storm shelters for those of you thinking about safety in the wake of recent storms.… Read more

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Who Cares About Energy Storage? You Do, Whether You Know It or Not.

RTAblog_2013_0516_batteriesIt was a pleasant surprise to see USA TODAY recently gave hundreds of words to the topic of energy storage. It’s not a glamorous topic yet the impact and importance of energy storage in our lives is quickly increasing.… Read more

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Atlanta Green Building Council Highlights Green Appraisal Solutions

The Green Building Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association recently hosted Sandra Adomatis at the Southface Energy Institute to discuss appraisals of sustainable homes. Sandra, of Adomatis Appraisal Service in Punta Gorda, FL, is a nationally recognized speaker … Read more

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A Few Product Highlights from the 2013 Coverings Show in Atlanta!

RTAblog_2013_0502_coveringsThe Coverings trade show bills itself as “The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience” so it’s not surprising that they packed the Georgia World Congress Center with vendors. We walked the entire show (both exhibit halls) and selected a few product … Read more

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