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 ...
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 ... [continue reading]
DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has the following mission: “To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their ... [continue reading]
Low income weatherization providers nationally face a dilemma. Too often, the highest-use households do not qualify for existing programs, because their homes need extensive repairs that must be done before the roof can be insulated ... [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen
If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically ...
Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...