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, ...
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]
Environmental Leader recently described legal challenges faced by a business coalition supporting the “Clean Power Plan.” Aside from ...
Keeping track of what's going on in the world of low-impact, sustainable housing is, and was, a challenge.