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What's Next for Weatherization--Pioneers in Community Energy Leadership

What's Next for Weatherization--Pioneers in Community Energy Leadership

Tom White

At the recent NCAF Energy Leveraging conference, one of the big questions on the minds of attendees was how do we keep over 1700 weatherization subgrantees alive after the ARRA stimulus funding runs out?  As Bob Adams, Program Lead with the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program, said,"We don't want [the unemployment of weatherization staff] to be our post-ARRA legacy. The crystal ball is really cloudy, but there are ... [continue reading]

Democrats More Prone to Guilt

Democrats More Prone to Guilt

Jim Gunshinan

In general Democrats are more sensitive to the negative effect of their actions on others. That is one conclusion of a study done by Cornell University researchers, who shared their findings at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference (BECC) now taking place in Sacramento. Cornell Economist Benjamin Ho explained that an extensive human behavior study showed that Democrats are more likely to respond to television commercials and other media used to get a person ... [continue reading]

V.P. Biden Announces Three New Recovery through Retrofit Initiatives

V.P. Biden Announces Three New Recovery through Retrofit Initiatives

Tom White

Vice President Biden announced new Recovery through Retrofit initiatives that will grow the home performance industry and help middle-class families save money on their energy bills: [continue reading]

National Community Action Foundation: Focus on the future

National Community Action Foundation: Focus on the future

Tom White

This is an exciting and challenging time for community action agencies.  Attendees at this year's NCAF Energy Leveraging conference were looking at the future from a different vantage point: a higher plateau of achievement.  [continue reading]

National Residential Retrofit Guidelines

National Residential Retrofit Guidelines

Tom White

Ben Goldstein, has a recipe for developing and implementing a comprehensive set of consistent national standards for the entire range of whole house energy retrofits.  Ben is the Project Leader on Weatherization and Home Performance Workforce Standards at the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  Ben has the lead role at DOE for developing the National Residential Retrofit Guidelines and Standards for the Building Retrofit Industry. [continue reading]

Home Performance & Weatherization Community Launches

Home Performance & Weatherization Community Launches

Carol Markell

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Leslie Gets Weatherized

Leslie Gets Weatherized

Jim Gunshinan

When Home Energy’s part-time Associate Editor Leslie Jackson got home from a trip to New Orleans, where she did research on the rebuilding since Hurricane Karina, she got a message on her phone. It was PG&E calling to tell her that since she had been accepted into their CARE program, for households whose income falls below a maximum requirement, they wanted to come out and weatherize her home. CARE is a ... [continue reading]

B&B's: adaptive reuse of historic homes

B&B's: adaptive reuse of historic homes

Tom White

In the current economy, one bed and breakfast proprietor is looking to branch out from the romantic, weekend vacationer image of B&B's and serve weekday business clientele as well.  "There are only 52 weekends a year", Ed Caldwell told me over a delicious breakfast, "and that's not enough to keep this business in the black."  Ed is the proprietor of the Dicken's House Bed & ... [continue reading]

Blower Door Training, Part 2

Blower Door Training, Part 2

Montana Weatherization Training Center

Hope you all enjoyed the start of our Blower Door Basics mini-series. The second part of this series is now online! [continue reading]

Weatherization savings follow waste

Weatherization savings follow waste

Tom White

Looking to maximize energy savings?  Then look for energy wasters.  "Savings follow waste", said Joel Eisenberg, Senior Analyst for Public Policy at Oak Ridge National Lab, speaking to attendees at his presentation for the National Community Action Foundation Energy Programs Leveraging Conference.  [continue reading]

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