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Tiny Houses, a Festival and the Homeless

Tiny houses or a tiny house community may be coming to your area sooner than you think.… Read more

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8 Challenges of the Tiny House

Last week, Tiny House Atlanta and Southface hosted a room full of tiny house enthusiasts. Even if you don’t think you want a tiny house, you should give some thought to the idea.… Read more

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Counterpoint: Open a Window for Improved Indoor Air Quality?

RTAblog_2015_0305_babyAn article by Healthy Child Healthy World claims you should open a window, especially when it’s cold outside. Is that true? What’s best for your family?… Read more

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A Preview of the 2013 Spring Atlanta Home Show

The 35th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show opened this morning at 10am. We usually participate in the professional preview on the first morning. We’re just back from the show floor so we’ve got some notes for you…… Read more

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The ARC’s Lifelong Communities Partnership Looks at Accessibility Options for Houses

The Atlanta Regional Commission‘s (ARC) Lifelong Communities Partnership is a group of professionals working to develop and promote standards for communities for people of all ages and abilities. The group recently opened a discussion about accessibility options for houses … Read more

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What is NIST and Why is the US Government Building a “Laboratory” House?

RTA_blog_2012_0918_NIST_NetZeroHouseOn September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new two-story, 2,700 square foot house on its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The house is a net-zero project built in partnership with … Read more

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Not So Small: Did You Know there are Building Code Requirements for Minimum Room Sizes?

RTAblog_0720_tinyroomLate last week, we published a blog post about the discussion of smaller apartments – some proposals are just 250 square feet. That post generated a few questions about the minimum allowable room sizes so here are some notes…… Read more

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Wildfires: Planning for Construction, Documentation & Evacuation

wildfireWildfires in Colorado have generated thousands of insurance claims. We’ve compiled a few notes to help prepare you for disasters and insurance claims. As always, we hope these are helpful:… Read more

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Georgia’s Building Code Amendments and Proposed Appendices are Now Available

Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee

Georgia State Codes Advisory CommitteeGeorgia adopts building codes and their amendments on a state-wide basis. Three groups have just finished amendments for the commercial building code, residential building code and two code appendicies for disaster resilience. Here’s a short synopsis of the results…… Read more

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