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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Field Guides: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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December 05, 2018

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]

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Why Are Monitoring and Accountability Needed in Weatherization?

Author: Ray Judy
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September 14, 2018

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]

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EnergyFIT Philly Gentrification Without Displacement

Author: Liz Robinson
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January 24, 2017

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]

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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]

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line óBy RMI's Alisa Petersen

Rebecca Cole

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 ...

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Sandra Wood

Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

Many people recognize the need for increased efforts to reduce energy consumption and make communities cleaner. As cities strive to ...

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