Dust-Control Strategies for Energy Upgrades

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Dust-Control Strategies for Energy Upgrades

Completing weatherization and home performance upgrades can be dirty work. Add the challenges of being in occupied homes, and you have one of the toughest jobs in the industry! The type of dust created during ...

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Why Are Monitoring and Accountability Needed in Weatherization?

Author: Ray Judy
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]


EnergyFIT Philly Gentrification Without Displacement

Author: Liz Robinson
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]


Health and Household-Related Benefits of DOE's WAP

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]


Online Tool Ensures High-Quality Weatherization Work

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]


Colorado Nonprofit Energizing Families and Seniors

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]


The Weatherization Experiences Project: A Social Network Study

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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