Weatherization Assistance Program

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds. Through weatherization improvements and upgrades, these households save on average $283 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program. Since the program began in 1976, WAP has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families through weatherization services.

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The Weatherization Assistance Program: 40 Years of Improving Homes and Lives

The Weatherization Assistance Program: 40 Years of Improving Homes and Lives

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The Program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds. Download the overview fact sheet to learn more.

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Success Stories

New Mexico Reduces Energy Use in Local Government Buildings
New Mexico has developed a program to help loped a program to help local governments access energy savings performance contracting.
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The Health and Safety Benefits of Weatherization: One Family in Georgia's Story
One family in Waynesboro, Georgia recently discovered that weatherization upgrades to their home may have actually saved their lives.
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DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program Supports Job Creation in Utah
Tune in to @PBS for a new episode of #HomeDiagnosisTV to see how @UtahEnergy trains their #weatherization staff.
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Rhode Island Paving the Way for Successful Home Energy Labeling
The State of Rhode Island has created a tool to help promote residential energy scorecards.
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DOE Releases New Toolkit to Help Identify Energy Opportunities for Low-Income Communities
DOE has released a new data tool to help understand energy affordability, developed as part of an accelerator project toolkit.
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EERE Success Story — A Trained Workforce in Georgia is Reducing Building Energy Use and Yielding Cost Savings
EERE helps educates and trains American workers and equip the future workforce with skills to succeed in a modern economy.
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Forestry Division Saves Money by Switching to Solar
New Mexico’s Forestry Division installed a 10.3kW PV system and battery storage to help maintain Cimarron District Office ops during wildfires,
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EERE Success Story — Reducing the Energy Burden for Elderly and Homes that Previously Could Not Receive Weatherization Services
With their new Healthy AIR Program, the MN WAP now provides #weatherization services to low-income households that previously could not be served.
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EERE Success Story — New Mexico’s Six Step Cycle for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
EERE's State Energy Program sponsored New Mexico’s creation of a six-step program to improve energy efficiency in General Service Buildings.
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EERE Success Story— Energy Restoration and Building Resiliency in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
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