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Mini Weatherization Toolkit, Week 2

Welcome to the second week of Weatherization Month 2015! We’re excited to bring you the second of the mini Weatherization Month toolkits to continue the online buzz around the WAP and set the stage for #WXDayOct30!

We hope that you have had an awesome first week. The good news of weatherization has been all over social media and we have you all to thank for that. Remember, there is no such thing as too many positive posts!

Feel free to use and follow the hashtags #EnergyActionMonth, #Weatherization, #WAPworks, #WeatherizationMonth, and #EnergyAwarenessMonth in addition to #WXDayOct30


FILL IN THE BLANKS: Twitter

*remember, you have 140 characters – counting spaces!

  • Estimated first year program energy savings is 2,270,000 MMBtus,equivalent to nearly 400,000 barrels of oil. #WXDayOct30 #weatherization
  • #Weatherization reduced criteria pollutants by 5,271 short tons #WXDayOct30 #EnergyAwarenessMonth
  • #Weatherization reduced #carbonemissions by 2,246,000 metric tons in 2008 #EnergyAwarenessMonth #WXDayOct30
  • #Weatherization reduced #carbonemissions by 7,382,000 metric tons in 2010 #EnergyAwarenessMonth #WXDayOct30
  • #Weatherization participants have been proven to get a better night’s sleep #healthyhomes #WXDayOct30
  • #Weatherization is complex, involving over 100 different categories of work & over 800 different actions #WXDayOct30
  • #Weatherization performs #energy audits, installs #energyefficiency measures to help families maintain efficient, safe & healthy homes.
  • Eligibility for #Weatherization is verified by @ENERGY Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) #WXDayOct30
  • #weatherization providers conduct an #energy audit, assessing houses to identify specific actions to increase #energyefficiency #WXDayOct30
  • #Weatherization reduces the amount of energy required to heat & cool homes, reducing energy consumption & Lowering utility costs #WXDayoct30

Post and Go: Facebook

1) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) #Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the #energyefficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with local governments and nonprofit agencies to provide weatherization services to those in need using the latest technologies for home energy upgrades. Since the program began in 1976, DOE has helped improve the lives of than 7 million families by reducing their energy bills. #WXDayOct30

2) #Weatherization as defined by the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) differs in many ways from what is commonly called “weatherizing your home.” The latter involves low-cost improvements like adding weatherstripping to doors and windows to save energy. These measures made up the services WAP provided in its early years and are likely responsible for the program’s name. #WXDayOct30

3) Today, WAP’s #weatherization services consist of cost-effective energy efficiency measures for existing residential and multifamily housing with low-income residents. Under this definition, it includes a wide variety of energy efficiency measures that encompass the building envelope, its heating and cooling systems, its electrical system, and electricity consuming appliances. #WXDayOct30

4) The WAP assists income-eligible families and individuals by reducing their heating and cooling costs and addressing health and safety issues in their homes through #energyefficiency measures. Weatherization services reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool homes and provide hot water, thus reducing energy consumption, while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low-income families. #WXDayOct30


FILL IN THE BLANKS: Twitter

  • Over ____ homes were weatherized in ____ by (@agency) #WAPworks #Weatherization #WXdayOct30
  • #weatherization work by (@agency) saved low-income households $____ on average #WAPworks #Weatherization #WXdayOct30
  • #weatherization work by (@agency) created ___ jobs in [year] #WAPworks #Weatherization #WXdayOct30
  • (@agency) is proud to work with [community partners or local utility companies] to increase the #energyefficiency & #healthandsafety of our community #Weatherization #WXdayOct30
  • (@agency) leveraged $___ in additional funding to maximize their ability to provide #weatherization & increase #energyefficiency for local households

Brought to you by Rae Tamblyn and Quinton Young, NASCSP

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