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					          Weatherization 101:
All You Ever Wanted to Know about the
 Weatherization Assistance Program
                (WAP)

         August 7, 2009 2pm est.
                                                                                                     Presenters
Presenters:
 Katie Bolcar, Department
  of Energy, Weatherization
  Assistance Program (WAP)
 Bob Scott, NASCSP,
  Director of Weatherization
  Services
Moderator:
 Jen Troke, Department of
  Labor, Office of Workforce
  Investment
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                                                                                          Polling Question #1

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D.       State Workforce Agency or State Energy Office
E.       Local or Regional Workforce Investment Board
F.       Small Business
G.       Industry Association
H.       One-Stop Staff
I.       Other
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                                                                                                     Agenda/Objective

 Overview of Weatherization Assistance Program
  (WAP)
     – History & Mission
     – Flow of Funds
     – Connecting to the WAP Network

 Technical and Training Aspects of
  WAP
     – Tools
     – Measures
     – Training Overview


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                                                                                          Polling Question #2

What’s the most effective measure you can
take to save energy and money in a building?

 A. Replace leaky windows and doors
 B. Turn off lights, wear sweaters in the
    winter, use fans instead of air conditioners
 C. Weatherize – air seal and insulate
 D. Install a white, reflective roof

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                                                                                    Presenter/Moderator




                                  Jen Troke
                       Office of Workforce Investment
                             Department of Labor




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                                                                                     How is DOL
                                                                          Leveraging Resources?
 Memoranda of Understanding and
  Partnership Agreements Established with
  Federal Agencies Receiving ARRA Funds
     – Department of Energy
     – Department of Education
 Coordinated Effort to Link Funding
  Recipients with Workforce Investment
  System
     – Regional, State and Local Levels

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                                                                                              What are DOL’s
                                                                                          Green Investments?
 SGAs Released in June
   – $500 Million Assigned to Prepare American Workers
     for a Green Economy
 Five Separate Solicitations:
   – All Available online at:
        http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm

   – Prospective Applicant Conferences also available at:
        http://greenjobtraininggrants.workforce3one.org/




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                                    Who Can Apply for DOL Funding?




                                           Auto workers                                             Auto workers
                                           training funds                                           training funds


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                     Presenter/Moderator




              Katie Bolcar
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
         Department of Energy




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                                              Background

 Legislated DOE program in 1976
 Highly decentralized service delivery network
 Developed and field-tested advances in
  residential energy efficiency for 30+ years
 Operates in every state, District of Columbia,
  among Native American tribes, U.S. Territories.



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




                                              Grantees
   DOE                                        (States,
                                                                                       Local Providers   Low-income
                                                                                       (predominantly     Americans
                                             DC, Tribes,
                                                                                           CAAs)
                                             Territories)

 DOE provides core program funding to states
 States can leverage funds such as LIHEAP (HHS),
  utilities, and others
 States contract with local agencies to deliver services
  to single-family, multi-family, and mobile homes
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                                                                                       This is who we help




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                                                 We work in all types of homes




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                                                                                        This is what we find




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                                                                                           This is what we do




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                                          We make it cooler in the summer




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                                            We make it warmer in the winter




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                                                   We make it safer for children,
                                                    the elderly, and the disabled




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                                                                             Weatherization Works!

“…Before any work was done, my electric bill for the
 previous month was $200.33...(After Weatherization)
           my current bill is only $105.68…”
                      Single mother of three in Oklahoma


“…My children remember waking up cold. Today they
  are comfortable, cozy, and warm…Thanks to the
 Weatherization Program you have made a difference
     in our lives…you probably saved our lives.”
Recipient of Weatherization services in Pennsylvania

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                                                                                          Polling Question #3

     Which of these measures would you
     perform to weatherize your house?
  A. Switch light bulbs to CFLs, buy Energy Star appliances
  B. Seal air leaks in the basement and attic, around doors
     and windows, and add insulation to walls and attic
     floors
  C. Install a programmable thermostat, unplug charge
     cords when done, set computers to autosleep
  D. Send my kids to boarding school so my electric bills
     will drop!


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                                                                                       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
 Weatherization reduces energy costs all
  year round



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                                                                             Weatherization and the
                                                                                      Recovery Act
Pre-Recovery Act
 FY09: $450M                                   • FY07: $205M
 FY08: $227M                                   • FY06: $243M
Recovery Act (FY 2009 - 11)
 $5 Billion
 Statue amendments:
  – Raised allowable Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) funds from
    10% to 20%
    • 17% ($827M) – State-directed T&TA activities
    • 3% ($146M) – DOE-directed T&TA activities
  – Raised income eligibility level from 150% to 200% of poverty level
  – Raised assistance level per dwelling unit from $2,500 to $6,500
  – Changed date of assistance for previously weatherized units from
    September 30, 1993 to September 30, 1994
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                                   Getting the Weatherization done –
                                                      the local level
 Sub-grantees are CAAs or other public or
  non-profit entities, and preference is given
  to a sub grantee who has or is
  administering an effective WAP program
   (according to CFR 440 section 15)
 Business model varies
     – Crew-based
     – Contractor-based
     – Mix of crew and contractor-based

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                                                                                WAP Training Delivery
                                                                                        Mechanisms
 Typical Training Approaches
   – Classes (including hands-on) at weatherization training centers
   – Workshops and hands-on demonstrations at training conferences
   – One-on-one and on-the-job training offered by peers at local agencies
   – Classes and field instruction offered by recognized network training
     experts
   – On-line, distance learning, and virtual demonstrations on CD/DVD
   – Written materials and manuals provided to new hires
 Training Providers
   – Training center staff
   – Independent trainers
   – State and local agency staff
   – Community and technical college instructors
   – DOE PMC and HQ staff

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       WAP Training Delivery
Mechanisms Pre-Recovery Act




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                                                                               Training Landscape –
                                                                               Planned Recovery Act
State Weatherization Programs are expanding their
training efforts to meet Recovery Act ramp up needs;
States are:
 Developing and conducting accelerated training through
  boot camps
 Promoting from within to meet immediate critical needs
  using workers with demonstrated weatherization experience
 Expanding existing or building new weatherization training
  centers
 Partnering with community college networks
 Working with apprenticeship programs

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                                           How to contact WAP grantees –
                                                         www.waptac.org




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                                                    Other Weatherization Training
                                                            Grant Opportunities
 DOE Training and Technical Assistance Plan
     – Available for comment within 30 – 60 days
 National Community Action Foundation, with
  financial support from Exxon
     – Currently seeking innovative proposals for
       training weatherization workers, to enhance the
       efficacy of the Weatherization Assistance
       Program and put workers on a "green" career
       path (www.ncaf.org)


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                                                 Websites For More Information

 Weatherization Assistance Program Technical
  Assistance Center http://www.waptac.org
 DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  http://www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization
 DOE Project Management Center
  http://www.eere-pmc.energy.gov
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  http://weatherization.ornl.gov
 Weatherization Plus
  http://weatherizationplus.org
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                                                                                    Presenter/Moderator




                                      Bob Scott
                                 Weatherization Director
                                        NASCSP




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                                                                                          Polling Question #4

 What does the “R” mean in “R-value”?

  A. Reactive – hot and cool air movements
     force reactions in weather
  B. Real – real temperature measurements
     versus the outside air
  C. Resistance – thermal resistance to
     temperature changes
  D. Righteous – it is virtuous to save
     energy
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                                                                   How has the WAP evolved
                                                                          since the 1970’s ?
 Early Weatherization Program
    – Lower cost jobs
    – Similar measures on all jobs
    – More focus on storm windows
 Modern Program
    – Advanced diagnostic techniques and computerized energy
      audits to provide most cost effective measures
    – Advanced installation techniques, such as dense pack
      sidewall insulation and mobile home insulation
    – Increased focus on health and safety

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                                                                                          What does the WAP
                                                                                              do on a home?
 Typical measures include:
    – Heating and/or cooling system diagnostic
      testing, repair, tune-ups, and replacements
    – Duct sealing and insulation
    – Reducing air infiltration to acceptable levels
    – Attic insulation
    – Dense pack sidewall insulation
    – Other measures as identified, including electric
      baseload measures

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                                                                                     What is the process?

 Client Intake
    – Application and income verification
    – Approval process
 Audit/Estimate of the home
    – Diagnostic testing
    – Determination of most cost-effective measures
    – Determination of health and safety measures
    – Work Order for crew or contractor


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                                                                                     What is the process?
 Installation of Measures
     – As per Work Order
 Client Education
     – Insure client knows what was done on the home, why,
       and maintenance tips
     – Educate on other tips to save energy in the home
 Quality Control – Post Work Inspection
     – Insure correct measures were done professionally and
       effectively
     – Insure combustion safety and indoor air quality
     – Insure accountability of materials used
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                                      Estimated Average Time to Weatherize
                                               a Home (technical staff only)
 Auditor – 4 hrs
 Crew of 2 to 3 people – 20 hrs (or 2.5 days)
 Crew chief – 8 hrs (per home)
 Quality Control Inspection – 2.5 hrs
The math:
   4 hrs + 2.5 hrs + 20 hrs + 8hrs = ~ 4-5 days per home
                                            (about 75 person-hours)
Note: Completing a home depends on auditor/crew/inspector
  schedules; actual time to completion may take more than
  4-5 days to complete
 Source: NASCSP discussion paper - http://waptac.org/si.asp?id=1244

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                                          Weatherization Job Descriptions
 Auditor: Assesses an eligible dwelling for potential weatherization services
   – Visually inspects building shell and mechanical systems
   – Conducts diagnostic, health, and safety tests
   – Uses computerized energy audit or priority list to select cost-effective
      measures
   – Prepares work orders to ensure the most appropriate measures are
      installed properly
 Crew/Installer: Installs weatherization measures (can be contractor or
  crew)
 Crew Chief: Supervises crew of installers and directs their efforts
 Quality Control Inspector: Verifies the proper selection, installation, and
  effectiveness of measures
   – Reviews documentation
   – Visually inspects
   – Performs diagnostic, health, and safety testing
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                                                                                  Other Typical Jobs in
                                                                                       Weatherization*
 Trainers: Provide training to weatherization staff
 Technical Monitors: Monitor local agencies to
  ensure work quality; often identify training needs
  and provide or recommend training
 Intake Eligibility Staff: Determine eligibility of
  clients
 State and Local Program Managers: Manage
  operations

*Varies by state and local agency
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                                                                           Weatherization Jobs &
                                                                           Typical Training Needs




*Search for “Core Competencies” at www.waptac.org
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                                                 Diagnostic Tools: Blower Door


 Blower door test identifies
  air leakage
 Panel with fan is placed in
  a doorway to de-
  pressurize home
     – Exaggerates leakage so it
       can be measured



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                                                Diagnostic Tools: Blower Door

 Gauges indicate level of air
  leakage
 Used with other devices to
  locate leaks




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                                                                                      Diagnostic Tools:
                                                                                   Combustion Analyzer

 Tests heating system for
  efficiency and safety
 Analyzes composition of
  flue gases
      – Indicates inefficient
        combustion, hazardous
        by-products (e.g., carbon
        monoxide)


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                                                                                                       Diagnostic Test:
                                                                                                      Carbon Monoxide
 Identifies CO from stoves & furnaces
 Important health and safety test
 Effective tool for client education




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                                                                 Diagnostic Tools:
                                                      Pressure Pan and Manometer

 Leaky ducts can
  increase costs by
  10-30%
 While blower door
  runs, pressure pan
  placed over air
  register



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                                                       Energy Efficiency Measures:
                                                                         Insulation

 Potential areas for insulation include attic,
  ceilings, floors, and walls




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                                     Energy Efficiency Measures:
                                                         Insulation
                              Blown insulation most effective




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                                                         Energy Efficiency Measures:
                                                                      Heating System

 May need tune-up or basic
  repairs
 Can replace hazardous or
  inoperable furnaces
     – Due to funding
       limitations, leveraged
       resources often used to
       replace heating systems
     – Unvented space heaters
       pose large health and
       safety threat
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                                                              Energy Efficiency Measure:
                                                              Duct Sealing and Insulation
 Duct system may need sealing and/or
  balancing
 Duct tape should NOT be used
     – Apply mastic
 Ducts in unconditioned spaces should be
  insulated




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                                                                                                    What Results?

 Average annual energy savings = $413* first-year savings
  per household, with savings year after year
 Returns $1.65 in energy-related benefits for every $1
  invested in the program
 Reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1.79 tons per year
  for every home weatherized
 Provided app. 8000 jobs and thousands more indirectly
  (pre-ARRA)
 Diagnostic approach and program technology has
  influenced residential energy efficiency in all housing
  stock and income brackets
              * Updated July 2008 based on 20-year EIA annual price projections discounted to present value.

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                                                                                                    Closing Chat


   Describe some real-world examples
    of weatherization partnerships




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