Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) success stories are listed below by program.

You can also read all WIP success stories below.

January 10, 2018
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
Better Buildings’ Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) is breaking down barriers that low income communities face.
November 30, 2017
5 Tips to Stay Warm This Winter
5 Tips To Stay Warm This Winter
Cold weather is just around the corner and preparing for winter now can save you money and keep you warmer when the cold air arrives.
October 30, 2017
A man, in a full suit and mask works to weatherize a home.
Get Weatherization Assistance in 3 Easy Steps
Apply for weatherization assistance in 3 simple steps to save money on your energy bills.
October 26, 2017
A graphic of a house that demonstrates the health benefits of the Weatherization Assistance Program
3 Health Benefits to Weatherizing Your Home
By simply weatherizing their home, Americans can not only reduce their energy bills, but also improve their health in the process.
October 24, 2017
EERE Success Story—Missouri Makes Critical Advances in Energy Efficiency at State Facilities
With support from the State Energy Program (SEP), Missouri has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption at its state facilities.
August 28, 2017
A net zero home that constructed in Utah
Inside Utah's First Net Zero Community
Utah's first community of net zero homes is packed with a host of innovative, energy-saving features.
August 24, 2017
Image of Hurricane Sandy hitting the coast of the United States
Here's How 4 States are Preparing for Hurricane Season
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is well under way and these 4 states are getting ready with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
July 17, 2017
Hawaii's McKinley Statue
3 Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient
Hawaii is making significant progress on energy efficiency. By 2030, the Aloha State wants to decrease its electricity consumption statewide by 30%.
June 1, 2017
3 Ways to Increase Your Energy Literacy
Energy literacy can open doors to a growing energy workforce of more than 6 million Americans.
April 27, 2017
Depicted here is an electric furnace at Kowalski Heat Treating of Cleveland, Ohio. The industrial firm underwent an energy efficiency retrofit through Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers.
EERE Success Story—Industrial Efficiency Protects Manufacturing Jobs

The Energy Department is facilitating the manufacturing sector’s move toward energy efficiency in the Rust Belt and beyond.

March 15, 2017
Energy efficiency upgrades in McKinley County, New Mexico made possible by energy savings performance contracts.
EERE Success Story—The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts

New Mexico’s McKinley County, like many counties across the nation, is growing, and growth is often a stress on government budgets. In 2015, the...

March 2, 2017
Energy efficiency upgrades in McKinley County, New Mexico made possible by energy savings performance contracts.
The Power of Energy Savings Peformance Contracts

McKinley County, New Mexico cut energy costs by joining a pilot program, LEEP (Local Energy Efficiency Performance), launched by the state with...

January 4, 2017
Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Success Stories
Minnesota Increasing Building Efficiency with Proven ESPC Model

One of America’s coldest states on average is dramatically cutting its #energy costs in public buildings with funding support from the Energy...

December 1, 2016
Thanks to a 2012 State Energy Program Competitive Award, three Arizona wastewater treatment facilities underwent partial energy upgrades. A facility in Phoenix, pictured here in before-and-after shots, undertook an LED retrofit. The facility is already saving energy and money. 
Energy Department Helping Arizona Conserve Energy at Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Funding support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program is being used by some states to retrofit water treatment facilities and...

November 17, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

October 31, 2016
Creating Jobs in Home Efficiency

Over the last 40 years, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program has helped weatherize more than 7 million homes, helping to...

October 27, 2016
Weatherization Assistance Program Sets Gold Standard for Home Performance Industry

The Energy Department is joining weatherization organizations across the U.S. who've used federal government funding to weatherize low-income homes...

October 25, 2016
More than Just an Energy Efficiency Program, Weatherization Ensures Health and Safety

The Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has reduced energy costs for millions of low-income households by providing energy...

October 4, 2016
National Weatherization Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service

More than seven million Americans have been helped by the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program over the last four decades and many...

September 29, 2016
The Energy Resource Center installed a 2-kilowatt solar PV system at a WAP-eligible home in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Becomes First State to Install Solar as Part of Weatherization Assistance Program

Due to recent declines in the price of solar energy, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program is now incorporating solar into...

August 22, 2016
Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy...

August 19, 2016
The History and Evolution of America’s Weatherization Network

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which provides funding to states,...

August 15, 2016
The Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program services every political subdivision in the country through a network of 59 grantees: 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and three select Native American tribes.
Celebrating 40 Years of America’s Weatherization Assistance Program

The Energy Department is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program, which has retrofitted more than 7 million homes...

August 2, 2016
This solar energy system was installed at Hunt Electric, the first company in Utah to take advantage of C-PACE financing.
Utah Property Owners Benefit with PACE

An Energy Department supported financing mechanism for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property is enabling state...

July 21, 2016
This solar system, installed at a home in Santa Fe, benefitted from the New Mexico Solar Market Development Tax Credit.
Energy Department Catalyzes New Mexico Solar Boom

The Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP) has been critical to the expansion of solar energy in New Mexico by investing more than $2...