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This Holiday Could Save You Money!

Don’t you hate it when something goes on sale right AFTER you buy it? Be sure you wait until October 2-4th to buy any of this stuff if you’re in or near Georgia.… Read more

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Notes from “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes”

Ryan Taylor and Mike Barcik of the Southface Energy Institute are looking forward to presenting, “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes” at the 2015 AIA National Convention.… Read more

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How Will New Water Heater Efficiency Standards Affect Home Owners?

RTAblg_2015_0407The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has increased efficiency standards for tank and tankless water heaters. The new standards take effect on April 16, 2015.… Read more

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2015 NGBS is Open for Public Comment!

RTAblog_2014_1007_2015NGBSThe 2015 National Green Building Standard is open for public comment. What could possibly be more exciting than commenting on a sustainable building standard?… Read more

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2015 AIA Convention Early-Bird Rates End Wednesday!

RTAblog_EarlyBirdIf you’re thinking about attending the 2015 American Institute of Architects national convention in Atlanta, you need to sign up now. Early-bird rates end this Wednesday!… Read more

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What 2015 Trade Conferences Will You Attend?

RTAblog_2013_0925_ConferencePlease leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to share conferences you’re planning to attend!… Read more

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A Leaking Toilet Can Flush Your Monthly Budget!

EPA Fix A Leak WeekIt’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.… Read more

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Use Your Water Meter to Find Leaks!

EPA Fix A Leak WeekIt’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.… Read more

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Can You Fix That Leaking Faucet Yourself? Probably!

EPA Fix A Leak WeekIt’s “Fix A Leak Week” so we’re sharing some insight on household leaks – the source of an estimated 10,000+ gallons of wasted water per home each year.… Read more

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A Hot Water Pump So Smart, It’s Dumb?

If you’re tired of wasting time, energy and water waiting for hot water to arrive when you open the tap, a pump may be the answer to your problem.… Read more

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Is a Major Retailer Breaking the Law Despite Warnings?

This year, the United Nations has designated the 19th of November as World Toilet Day. Founded in 2001, the day is intended to raise awareness of the need for better behavior and policy on water and sanitation issues that affect … Read more

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Composting Houses: Self-Inflicted Damage in Our Housing Market

Other than the overgrown shrubs in the yard, you probably can’t tell this is a vacant short sale property. You probably also can’t tell it’s being composted from the inside.… Read more

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Carbon Isn’t the Only Concern for Electricity Production, This Chemical Is Critical Too!

RTAblog_2013_0725_CoalPowerPlantCarbon gets all the attention in discussions about energy production. Carbon emissions from power plants making electricity are blamed for climate change yet we don’t talk about a chemical critical to our survival.… 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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The Opportunity of Earth Day

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. With the spirit of Earth Day in mind, we offer the following suggestion to help us think globally while acting act locally…… Read more

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