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These success stories include EERE Blog entries for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program.
- National Weatherization Network Celebrates 40 Years of Service
Happy Anniversary! Over the last 40 years, the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized more than 7 million homes and created the residential home performance industry.
- Celebrating 40 Years of American’s Weatherization Assistance Program
WAP services every political subdivision in the U.S. through a network of 59 grantees: 50 states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and three select Native American tribes.
- The History and Evolution of American’s Weatherization Network
Explore 40 years of technological innovation, job creation and training, and reduced energy costs for low-income families in America.
- Weatherization Assistance Program Sets Gold Standard for Home Performance Industry
Making a home more energy efficient is one of the cheapest and most effective means of reducing energy costs and saving energy. Learn how weatherization sets the gold standard for efficiency.
- Creating Jobs in Home Efficiency
For 40 years, the Weatherization Assistance Program has advanced greater energy efficiency in low-income households for the elderly, disabled, and families.
- Colorado Becomes First State to Install Solar as Part of Weatherization Assistance Program
A 2-kilowatt (kW) solar PV system was installed at a home in Colorado Springs estimated to produce more than 3,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) in its first year and net roughly $6,200 in energy cost savings over 20 years.
- Energy Department Supports Efficiency Upgrades in Alaska’s Lake and Peninsula Borough
The Weatherization Assistance Program and its network of Alaskan service providers are working to improve the condition of the state’s affordable housing stock, while reducing utility bills for low-income Alaskans.
- Energy Department Celebrates National Weatherization Day
The Weatherization Assistance Program joins states across the nation today in celebrating National Weatherization Day, a salute to the noble public policy mission undertaken by the network of weatherization providers, dedicated home energy professionals and the millions of families the program serves.
- Energy Department Announces the Results of a National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program released a peer-reviewed evaluation of a typical year in program operations led by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
- Getting it Right: Weatherization and Energy Efficiency are Good Investments
Two new national evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program provide fresh evidence that the program is indeed a good investment with energy savings exceeding the costs by a factor of 1.4.
- Sustainability at Home: Raising the Bar
A collaboration between the Weatherization Assistance Program and the home energy performance industry recently established Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals.
- Building Our Energy Future: Teaching Students the Significance of Energy Efficiency
Students at Saint Agnes Catholic School in Virginia welcomed an expert from the Weatherization Assistance Program to learn how to improve a home’s energy efficiency.
- How the Weatherization Assistance Program Changed Jasmine’s Life
The Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' Jasmine Ramero found a new career in weatherization.
- New Year, New Certification Opportunities for Home Energy Workers
The Weatherization Assistance Program has developed a new certification program for quality control inspectors, energy auditors, crew leaders, and retrofit installer technicians.
- Department of Energy Joins States to Celebrate National Weatherization Day
Observed each October 30, National Weatherization Day is a chance to highlight the important work performed by the Weatherization Assistance Program network over the last 40 years.
- Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization
Since 2009, the Weatherization Assistance Program has invested $5 billion in Recovery Act funds through our Weatherization Assistance Program to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the economic recession.
How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades
Make your home more energy efficient.
Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency
The Weatherization Assistance Program has developed technical certifications, training programs, and new methods to advance the science of residential energy efficiency.
Q&A: The Weatherization Assistance Program
Questions and answers about how the program works.
Weatherization Saves Families Energy, Money
Weatherization Day 2013.
New York: Weatherizing Westbeth Reduces Energy Consumption
Learn about the efficiency upgrades to the Westbeth Artists Housing complex.
Living Comfortably: A Consumer’s Guide to Home Energy Upgrades
Learn how to ask the right questions when choosing a contractor for a home energy upgrade.
Weatherized Homes Saving Money for Families Across the U.S.
The Weatherization Assistance Program has supported the weatherization of over 750 thousand homes over the past three years.
DOE Celebrates Completion of One Million Weatherized Homes
DOE celebrates one million homes weatherized under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Massachusetts on Track with Weatherization Boost
Massachusetts has hired 35 energy auditors, roughly 140 weatherization workers and about 30 administrators to keep up with the surge in weatherization work made possible by an $86 million slice of the state’s Recovery Act money.
Urban League of St. Louis Ramps Up Weatherization Production and Hiring
Urban League’s goal was to weatherize about 1,500 eligible homes with Recovery Act funds by 2012.
Weatherization Assistance Available at Florida Pie Shop
St. Johns County weatherizes 20 homes per month.
Kansas City Weatherization Efforts Exceed Goals
Missouri awarded the city's Housing and Community Development Department $9.5 million to help weatherize low-income homes, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
North Carolina Nonprofit Helps Spread the Word about Weatherization
Weatherization services are administered by North Carolina's State Energy Office, which received an additional $132 million through WAP.
Partnership Provides Weatherization to Diverse Crowd
Two counties in Washington join forces to provide weatherization services and create jobs.
New Weatherization Training Center Opens in Utah
Utah opens a new facility to train weatherization workers.
Pennsylvania College Trains Weatherization Workers
The first students with accredited weatherization training graduate from Johnson College in northeast Pennsylvania.