Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Your Lamp or Space Heater Could be Making Your House Colder

An incandescent bulb in the wrong place or a space heater can make a home uncomfortable for its occupants. Are you making these mistakes?… Read more

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Counterpoint: Home Energy Efficiency is Making a Difference

RTAblog_2015_0226_plugsIn a recent MNN post, Lloyd Alter contends “having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient”. Is that true?… 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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Think Incandescent Light Bulbs Are Banned? Here’s a List of Exclusions!

In 2007, the US Congress passed legislation to address the efficiency of incandescent light bulbs. Many remaining 40 and 60-watt lamps will be phased out by 2014… with some exceptions!… Read more

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What 2014 Trade Conferences Will You Attend?

RTAblog_2013_0925_ConferenceLeave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to let us know if we’ve missed any shows you’re planning to attend!… 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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What Conferences Will You Attend in 2013?

Each year brings a collection of interesting conferences that provide opportunities for learning, fellowship and re-focusing on priorities. Many “industry” conferences are open to the public and offer beginner courses appropriate for folks without technical knowledge. We hope this list … Read more

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“If architects did their job, there wouldn’t be any need for building science.”

The Esplanade ApartmentsDr. Joe Lstiburek (pronounced “stee-bur-ek”) of Building Science Corporation gave an interview to Inhabitat earlier this summer. In his interview, Dr. Lstiburek said, “If architects did their job, there wouldn’t be any need for building science.” We agree and that’s … Read more

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