Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work

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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, ...

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Moisture and Mobile Home Weatherization

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July 01, 1995

Most newer manufactured homes in the Pacific Northwest, as well as many older mobile homes, have a vapor retarder on the inside of the wall cavity--typically right behind the gypsum board. However, many older mobile homes, especially those built before the 1980s, were manufactured with a vapor retarder on the outside of the wall cavity--generally right behind the metal (or sometimes wood) siding. [continue reading]

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Measuring the Performance of the National Energy Audit

Author: Terry Sharp
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May 01, 1995

In 1978, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published Project Retro-Tech to provide all states a manual technique for identifying low-income weatherization measures that would produce the most energy savings per dollar spent. [continue reading]

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Assessing Energy Costs and Economic Burden

Author: Jim Hammett
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January 01, 1995

As part of the national evaluation of its Weatherization Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Energy wanted to take a closer look at low-income households to identify differences in their energy-use from the rest of the population and determine who would benefit most from residential energy-efficiency improvements. [continue reading]

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Weatherization Assistance: The Fuel Oil Study

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July 01, 1994

It's autumn in the Northeast. You are observing a home from your car. It's a single-story house, about 60 years old, its windows are single-glazed and odds are fifty-fifty that it has wall insulation. [continue reading]

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Ten Highly Effective Weatherization Programs

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May 01, 1994

There is no single formula for success in running a weatherization program. That is the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Evaluation of ten exemplary weatherization agencies. [continue reading]

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Computerized Energy Audits

Author: Cyril Penn
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May 01, 1994

Weatherization agencies have complained for years about a U.S. Department of Energy requirement that 40% of Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds be spent on "materials" rather than labor. [continue reading]

Home Performance Coalition Comments on EPA's Proposed Rule on the Clean Energy Incentive Program

Lindsay Flickinger

Home Performance Coalition Comments on EPA's Proposed Rule on the Clean Energy Incentive Program

Yesterday, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) released comments on EPA's Proposed Rule on theClean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) Design ...

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

The first thing to do is clarify some terms.

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