Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work
The idea of using step-by-step descriptions to help workers understand what's needed to achieve a desired outcome is common in the fast-food industry—but applying this approach to weatherization requires some creative thinking. Clearly, ...
As part of its new low-income weatherization program for manufactured housing, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is requiring mechanical ventilation in dwellings that receive other standard measures despite the fact that there's no mechanical venting requirement for retrofits of low-income, site-built housing. [continue reading]
While families in southern climates use a considerable amount of energy during the cooling season, conservation programs aimed at reducing air conditioning electricity consumption usually only target homes with central air conditioning, reflecting a general belief that homes with window units can't produce significant savings. [continue reading]
Since 1976, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has operated the nation's largest energy conservation program--the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). [continue reading]
After more than a decade of training and field experience, low-income weatherization crews are substantially increasing the air tightness of homes. [continue reading]
Careful evaluations of low-income weatherization programs undertaken in the 1980s are in large part responsible for the impressive improvements many programs have achieved in recent years. [continue reading]
It's not easy to measure savings from energy conservation work, yet it is crucial for a job well done. [continue reading]
Proof is possible! That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They ...
There are a wide variety of ways that personalize a built environment. The most interesting of these built environments are ...