Reaching the Underserved
A Collaborative Approach to Serving Income-Qualified Customers
New York's "Targeted Investment Protocol System"
The New York State Department of State recently developed the Targeted Investment Protocol System (TIPS) for use in the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). [continue reading]
Are Blower Doors Hazardous?
New Department of Energy guidelines encourage state weatherization programs to adopt "advanced diagnostics," including blower doors and infrared thermography. [continue reading]
A small agency in Oregon is enticing landlords to weatherize their properties by making them an offer they can't refuse. [continue reading]
Weatherization Assistance: The Single-Family Study
Since 1976, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has operated the Weatherization Assistance Program, the nation's largest energy conservation program (WAP). [continue reading]
BPA Requires Mechanical Ventilation in Weatherization Programs
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]
Affordable Cooling with Window Air Conditioners
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]
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