Health and Household-Related Benefits of DOE's WAP
DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) invests public funds to weatherize privately owned low-income housing. There is an active debate about the value of this program. Weatherizing low-income homes can help to alleviate energy ...
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]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...