The Waste Reduction and Technology Transfer Foundation
 

Publications

 

  The following publications are a result of WRATT's work on various contracts and grants, and are available for download as PDF files
  • WRATT Brochure, 2005 2 pp, 123kB.    This brochure summarizes WRATT's mission, background, operations, and accomplishments.
     
  • 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 maintenance/custodial staff.  
     
  • 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 Region V.
     
  • 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 Regional Commission.

Periodic Publications

  • 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 Cadmus Group.
     
  • 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.
 

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