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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PACE Lifts Energy Burden in Los Angeles County

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November 06, 2008

Founded in 1976 to address the employment and job training needs of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities of Los Angeles, the Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) has broadened both the services it offers and ... [continue reading]


Kansas City's Water Heaters

Author: John Quimby
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July 01, 2008

I work for Neighborhood and Community Services in Kansas City, Missouri, in the Minor Home Repair and Weatherization program. I have worked in weatherization since 1986, and performed energy audits prior to that in Fairbanks, Alaska. ... [continue reading]


Weatherization Tutoring for the Homeowner

May 01, 2008

The key to a happy client is not just work that's done well, but work that involves the client's participation in the project. [continue reading]


Weatherization Customer Service - Not to Be Taken for Granted

Author: Carol Hill
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November 05, 2007

In the windy city of Chicago, where temperatures can rise to sweltering highs in the summer and routinely plummet below freezing in the winter, weatherization is a crucial line of defense against the elements. The ... [continue reading]


The Key to Residential Energy Efficiency

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September 04, 2007

Most of you reading this magazine are probably lucky enough to have energy conservation efforts in your area. Many of these efforts take the form of programs that encourage, support, and incentivize energy saving but ... [continue reading]


Alaska Weatherization

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July 01, 2007

For weatherization professionals in the country's northernmost state, half the job is just getting there. [continue reading]

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

Tom White

How Do You Define and Guarantee Quality?

Proof is possible! That's the motto and mantra of Corbett and Grace Lunsford, with the Chicago-based Building Performance Workshop. They ...

Designing Turtletown: Part 2, The Larger Framework

Kenneth Black

Designing Turtletown: Part 2, The Larger Framework

There are a wide variety of ways that personalize a built environment. The most interesting of these built environments are ...

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