Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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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 ...

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Health and Household-Related Benefits of DOE's WAP

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June 29, 2016

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 ... [continue reading]

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Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work

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March 07, 2016

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, ... [continue reading]

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Colorado Nonprofit Energizing Families and Seniors

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March 01, 2016

Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) understands the importance of affordable home energy, particularly for low-income or vulnerable consumers. For more than 25 years this private, nonprofit organization has helped struggling Coloradans avoid the despair of coming home ... [continue reading]

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The Weatherization Experiences Project: A Social Network Study

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October 31, 2014

A study shows that experiences with weatherization are being shared within social networks, and it can have a big impact on our industry. [continue reading]

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Highlights from Four Weatherization Programs in Washington State

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September 03, 2014

A closer look into the challenges, successes, and lessons learned [continue reading]

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The Health Benefits of Weatherization

Author: Bruce Tonn and Erin Rose
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March 01, 2014

A doctor can't prescribe weatherization, but with recent research showing its positive effects on physical and mental health, it would make sense. [continue reading]

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Megan Ray Nichols

What Contractors Wish Homeowners Knew About Building or Renovating a Home

Most homeowners don't know what goes into the planning and construction of a house. And the rise of home improvement ...

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

Leslie Jackson

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

As the date approaches for the Getting to Zero Forum in Downtown Oakland, California October 9-11, this article, published mid-summer ...

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