The Weatherization Assistance Program's (WAP) Quality Work Plan (QWP) establishes a benchmark for quality home energy upgrades. This plan defines what is required when federal dollars are used to purchase weatherization services and leverages the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals resources.

Weatherization Program Notice 22-4: Quality Work Plan Requirement Updates

Check back soon for more guidance on the Quality Work Plan requirement updates.

Issued Dec. 13, 2021, Weatherization Program Notice (WPN) 22-4 lists updates to QWP requirements and defines what constitutes a quality installation of weatherization measures, outlines how those measures are inspected and validated, and prescribes acceptable training and credentialing of workers.

Notable updates to the QWP requirements include 

  • The refinement of required sections.
  • The clarification on the requirement to submit a revised field guide at least 6 months prior to the expiration date.
  • An additional option to utilize a mentorship model while uncertified inspectors are completing training and Quality Control Inspector certification.

Download WPN 22-4.

WPN 22-4 supersedes WPN 15-4 and Weatherization Memorandums 070, 050, 036, and 034.

 

Video: WPN 22-4: QWP Requirement Update

In this video, Derek Schroeder, lead policy advisor for technical operations and technical project officer for WAP, walks through the updates to the Quality Work Plan requirement as outlined in WPN 22-4.

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View the video transcript.

Video courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy