We made it! We are in the Final Week of Energy Action Month! The staff here at NASCSP is impressed with the enthusiasm shown across the WAP Network and beyond. Your tweets, proclamations and events have made this Public Information Campaign one to remember. This week’s goal is to finish stronger than ever! Feel free to use and follow the hashtags #EnergyActionMonth, #Weatherization, #WAPworks, #WeatherizationMonth, and #EnergyAwarenessMonth in addition to #WXDayOct30.
Please use tweets and post from Mini Weatherization Toolkits One, Two and Three we’ve created for you and as always, add your own! Want to share but don’t have Twitter/Facebook? Email us and we’ll make sure to publicize for you!
Please be sure and send a copy of any proclamations, articles or events that were held or will be held to NASCSP Staff: Quinton Young (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rae Tamblyn (email@example.com) or Katrina Metzler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post and Go: Twitter
*remember, you have 140 characters – counting spaces!
- Check out this cool #WXDayOct30 event: Hometown Rewards’ ‘Don’t Let the Frost Bite!’ Nov. 7 http://bit.ly/1jED9IN
- Weatherizing this old house for $22,850 (or much, much less) #Weatherization #EnergyActionMonth http://bit.ly/2041l87
- #Weatherization program lowers utility bills http://bit.ly/1W9Q0Ul
- #DYK Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the #Weatherization Program? #WXDayOct30 #EnergyEfficiency
- Borne out of the oil-crisis of the 1970s, WAP has become the nation’s largest whole-house home energy upgrade program. #Weatherization
- #Weatherization has helped over 7.4 million families live in cleaner, safer, and more #EnergyEfficient homes
- #Weatherization protects the most vulnerable households against future price increases and fluctuations #WXDayOct30
- #Weatherization benefits communities by providing safer and more #EnergyEfficient #housingstock, and increases local economic activity.
- #Weatherization ensures households have more money for food, medicine, housing costs, and other essentials. #WXDayOct30
- The #Weatherization Assistance Program uses materials #MadeInAmerica (over 88%) #EnergyActionMonth #WXDayOct30
- Households benefit from #EnergyEfficiency when less of their incomes go to utilities #WXDayOct30 #Communityaction (use the picture below!)
- 3,505,305 obtained LIHEAP Energy Assistance in 2014 #LIHEAP #EnergyActionMonth #CommunityAction (use the picture below!)
- CAAs provided #Weatherization #Energy Assistance to 128,000 people in 2014 #EnergyActionMonth #CommunityAction (use the picture below!)
- #CommunityAction agencies administer #weatherization, LIHEAP and other #energy saving programs nationwide (use the picture below!)
- #DYK #CommunityAction created over 16,000 safe & #affordable homes in communities? #WXDayOct30 (use the picture below!)
- #DYK #CommunityAction improved over 126,200 homes in communities around the nation? #WXDayOct30 #healthyhomes (use the picture below!)
- 126,218 units of safe & #AffordableHousing were preserved or improved thru #weatherization, construction or rehab by CAAs in FY14 (use the picture below!)
Post and Go: Facebook
1. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) #Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families who lacked resources to invest in energy efficiency. Borne out of the oil-crisis of the 1970s, WAP has become the nation’s largest whole-house home energy upgrade program. The Program operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribes, and U.S. Territories. Funds are used to improve the #EnergyEfficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.
2. The #Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) supports thousands of local businesses, including manufacturers, supply chain vendors, and professional contractors. This program provides a marketplace for innovation and new product development in the energy efficiency industry nationwide. The WAP is a pioneer in deploying technology and facilitating greater industry adoption of more efficient and effective practices and tools. Through these tools, WAP continues to define residential energy upgrade work as a distinct and professional industry and as a desirable and sensible product for consumers. Over 88% of materials used for WAP are #AmericanMade
3. #Weatherization has helped over 7.4 million families to live in cleaner, safer, and more energy efficient homes. This program benefits low-income families, who spend on average of 16.3% of their annual income on home energy costs, compared to 3.5% for non WAP-eligible homes. The WAP saves low-income families an average range of $250-$450 per year in heating, cooling and electric costs, depending on housing type, location, and fuel source. Weatherization protects the most vulnerable households against future price increases and fluctuations. This leaves households with more money for food, medicine, housing costs, and other essentials. The WAP has benefited communities by providing safer and more energy efficient housing stock, and increases local economic activity.
4. Do you want to be weatherized? Nationally, as many as 20–30 million U.S. families are eligible for weatherization services. U.S. Department of Energy urges you to contact your state #weatherization agency to determine if you are eligible for the many benefits of weatherization services. For example, reducing energy costs means families have more money to spend on food, medicine & other essentials. Weatherization work also benefits communities by providing safer & more #EnergyEfficient housing stock, and increases local economic activity. Find your local WAP Provider here: http://www.waptac.org/Grantee-Contacts.aspx
Created by Rae Tamblyn and Quinton Young