Weatherization Assistance Program – What’s New
The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program is instituting a comprehensive quality work plan that will establish the benchmark for quality home energy upgrades. Having presented detailed information and received feedback from stakeholders at the Denver WAP Program review in July and the NASCSP Conference in September, DOE is finalizing the specifics and timelines for the Quality Work Plan. Find relevant resources here, with additional updated information to come soon.
>>Webinars on ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Ventilation
On December 10th at 5:00 pm eastern, Rick Karg will present The Past and Future of Ventilating Dwellings: Using ASHRAE 62.2-2013. This event is sponsored by TruTech Tools and qualifies for up to 1.25 BPI CEUs. Register for 12-10-2013
Rick has been a member of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee since 2007. He will briefly discuss ASHRAE ventilation standards starting with 1973, paying particular attention to 62-1989 (BPI has used this one for years), 62.2-2010 (DOE requires low-income weatherization programs to use this one), and 62.2-2013 (BPI will switch to this one soon).
Karg will discuss the 62.2-2013 steps for sizing ventilation, both local and whole-building. The webinar will focus on existing dwellings. Rick will use the RED Calc Free ASHRAE 62.2-2013 tool to demonstrate sizing procedures. We are planning plenty of time for questions and answers.
By the end of the webinar, we expect attendees will be ready to use the ASHRAE 62.2-2013 Standard* in the field.
*Ventilation and Acceptable indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
Join the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as they discuss the new Standard Work Specifications (SWS) Online Tool. This webinar will provide an overview of how to use the tool and will include insights from industry on how to further leverage this resource. Amanda Evans of New Mexico Energy$mart Academy (NME$A) will join the conversation to share some of the unique training activities she has developed based on the SWS. Josh Olsen from DOE will also be on-hand to address the Weatherization Assistance Program’s (WAP) new comprehensive quality work plan, and how this tool can support that plan. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter
A recent economic impact analysis concludes weatherization work has an impact on Minnesota communities. The impacts vary by region and by weatherization activity, but on average the programs create one additional dollar of economic output with every dollar of spending. This heightened impact is likely attributable to the availability of manufacturers and suppliers of weatherization products in Minnesota and to the vast network of weatherization service providers throughout the state.
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As the Recovery Act comes to an end and the Weatherization moves into the next generation of providing efficiency and renewable energy improvements for millions of families across the country, the time has come to identify a new strategic roadmap to guide Weatherization through 2015 and beyond.
››Weatherization Program Notices for 2013 Now Available
The NASCSP WAP Funding Survey is the only comprehensive measure of all funds, including non-DOE funds,
used in the Program. Each year, the survey catalogues the funding and production levels for each Grantee of the Program as well as the source of that funding. The WAP Funding Survey also serves as the historical reference for all Program funding from various sources, maintaining data for over twenty years while publishing the previous ten years in each report.