publications are a result of WRATT's work on various
contracts and grants, and are available for download as PDF
WRATT Brochure, 2005 2 pp, 123kB. This brochure
summarizes WRATT's mission, background, operations, and
Pollution Prevention in Schools - Electronic Waste,
2004, 2 pp, 80 kB. This publication outlines the
problems associated with improper disposal of electronic
waste, particularly obsolete computers. It refers to
the current (as of 2004) Alabama regulatory requirements
regarding disposal of this type of equipment and
presents a variety of appropriate disposal approaches.
Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation in Schools,
2003, 5 pp, 79 kB. This informational bulletin
discusses changes in lighting, HVAC and building
envelope that can be made to reduce electrical usage and
demand charges and also suggests water use and recycling
approaches that can reduce school operating costs.
Performance Contracting, 2003, 1 pp, 53 kB. This
short brochure provides guidance for schools interested
in using performance contracting to reduce their utility
bills. It provides a number of suggestions that can
help school administrators appropriately monitor and
validate the performance contractors' suggestions.
Pollution Prevention in Schools - Mercury, 2003, 4
pp, 202 kB. This brochure describes the problems
associated with the presence of elemental mercury in a
school environment. Topics include: sources of mercury
in the school environment, health and legal problems
involved, and some cleanup, avoidance, and management
suggestions for administrators, teachers, and
Waste Reduction Guide - Measuring Success, Waste
Reduction Results in Alabama, 2000, 52 pp, 8 MB.
This publication is a study of WRATT program
effectiveness. It presents more than 70 specific
examples of cost and energy savings recommendations
implemented by WRATT clients, representing a wide
variety of industry sectors. Due to the size of this
publication is is supplied as a zipped PDF file.
Shop Guide to Reduce Wastewater from the Machining and
Metal Fabrication industry, 1996, 49 pp, 840 kB.
This booklet was prepared to support a series of
seminars conducted by WRATT under a contract with the
Tennessee Valley Authority and EPA Region V.
Shop Guide to Reduce the Waste of Metalworking Fluids,
1996, 44 pp, 673 kB. This booklet was prepared to
support a series of seminars conducted by WRATT under a
contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority and EPA
WasteTrade Brochure, 2006, 2 pp, 119 kB.
Informational brochure describing the North Alabama
Waste and Surplus Material Exchange, operated by the
WRATT Foundation under contract with the Appalachian
WRATT Information Bulletin, January 2005, 2005 2 pp,
76kB. Topics include: the WasteTrade Waste &
Materials Exchange, the relative economics of replacing
of HID lighting with high-output T-5 lighting, and the
early 2005 schedule for free Energy-Star online training
offered by the Cadmus Group.
WRATT Information Bulletin, May 2005, 2005 2 pp,
127kB. Topics include: the WasteTrade Waste &
Materials Exchange, ADECA's Zero % Energy Loan Program,
The GFX heat Recovery System, and the mid 2005 schedule
for free Energy-Star online training offered by the
WRATT Information Bulletin, September 2005, 2005 2
pp, 86kB. Topics include: the WasteTrade Waste &
Materials Exchange, how to use a "Flicker Checker" to
distinguish between electronic and magnetic ballasts,
the cost and comfort advantages of demand-controlled
ventilation, and the late 2005 schedule for free EPA
Energy-Star online training.
WRATT Information Bulletin, January 2006, 2006 2 pp,
43kB. Topics include: the WasteTrade Waste &
Materials Exchange, the efficiencies provided by radiant
tube heaters, the value of having a waste reduction
plan, and life cycle costing concepts.