Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
For the past four years I’ve been reviewing field guides used by grantees delivering weatherization services throughout the country. With 58 grantees and up to three housing types per grantee, that’s a ...
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]
It all started in October 1988, when the Brunswick Country Public Housing Agency received $20,000 to develop a weatherization program. The purpose of the program was to improve the thermal environment of poor, elderly, and disabled citizens of the county. [continue reading]
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The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Companies and workers will need to adapt ...