Weatherization 201: Weatherization Works

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Weatherization Mission. To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, while ensuring their health and safety.. Weatherization Program. The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by incre

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1. Weatherization 201: Weatherization Works!

2. Weatherization Mission To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, while ensuring their health and safety.

3. Weatherization Program The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety Operates in every state, District of Columbia, among Native American tribes, and anticipates service to being in U.S. Territories in PY 2009.

4. Why Weatherization Low-income households typically spend 17% of their total income in energy vs. 4% for other households Low-income families often choose between heat and other necessities Reduces energy costs all year round

6. Program Funding DOE provides core program funding to states States can use LIHEAP funds from HHS, leverage funding from utilities and others States contract with local agencies to deliver services to single-family, multi-family, mobile homes

7. Weatherization Services More than 100,00 homes weatherized annually. 5 millionth home weatherized in 2001.

8. Weatherization Impact $413* average first year energy savings Improves energy affordability, making housing more affordable Reduces cases of homelessness, frequent forced mobility, and demand for public assistance Weatherization returns $1.65 in energy related benefits for every $1 invested

9. Weatherization Impact Reduces the export of local energy dollars and keeps more money in the community Decreases electricity generation and resulting pollution; thus improving local air quality reducing adverse health effects Avoids residential and power-plant emissions of carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas Supports more than 8,000 direct jobs nationwide

10. Weatherization Impact Reduces demand for imported oil Decreases national energy consumption by the equivalent of 18 million barrels of oil annually Strengthens national security

11. Weatherization Implementation Client applies for services, eligibility determined Energy audit is conducted List of cost effective and health and safety measures is developed Energy efficiency measures are installed Client education is introduced Post work inspection is conducted

12. Energy Audit Auditor explains process to client Collects information on the home Including results of diagnostic tests Uses audit software or other method to estimate potential energy savings Develops list of cost-effective measures Identifies energy-related health and safety measures needed

13. Diagnostic Tools Blower door test identifies air leakage Pressure Pan and Manometer - Leaky ducts can increase costs by 10-30% Infrared Camera - Illustrates heat loss

14. Diagnostic Tools Combustion Analyzer - Tests heating system for efficiency and safety, and analyzes composition of flue gases Draft Test – to test “Backdrafting” that can draw toxins into home Gas Leak Detector - Identifies natural gas leaks from stoves and furnaces

15. Weatherization Measures Insulation Attic, Wall, Floor, Duct, Pipe, and Water Heater Air Sealing Blower Door Testing, Caulk, and Weather-stripping Heating and Cooling Modification Tuning, Burner Retrofit, and Replacement Electric Base Load Measures Lighting, Refrigerators, Water Heaters Energy-Related Health and Safety Measures Incidental Repairs

16. Health and Safety Do no harm Conduct Weatherization in a lead-safe manner May check for carbon monoxide, gas leaks, moisture/mold, electrical hazards Wear protective clothing, equipment Client education is a critical component Ensure savings Prevent health hazards Prolong life of measures/equipment

17. Personal Results

18. Weatherization Works! For Families For Communities For the Nation

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