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The Passion of a Weatherization Practitioner

By: Ray Judy, NASCSP Energy Services Director Every once in a while there is an event or set of circumstances that causes you to pause and look at seemingly normal or routine things in a different manner. As many of you are aware, NASCSP held an event in Washington, DC on September 7th celebrating the … Continue reading

“The House”: A Message from NASCSP Energy Services Director, Ray Judy

There are probably very few people who will read this post that do not already realize two things about October 30, 2016. The first is that October 30th is known nationally as Weatherization Day. The second is that 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). NASCSP, the WAP Grantees, the Department … Continue reading

WAP in Your Own Words

The year 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Additionally, October is Energy Action Month and October 30th is National Weatherization Day. Over the course of this month, you have likely heard numbers and statistics about the impact of WAP. While dollars saved, units weatherized, return on investment, leveraged funds, and other … Continue reading

Weatherization Plus Health in Washington State: An Update

In April, we described the launch of an exciting new weatherization venture in Washington State that combines the energy efficiency improvements of weatherization with a targeted approach to reduce and remove asthma triggers in low-income households. Six months later, the hard work of marrying weatherization to home health environment improvements is underway. The Washington State … Continue reading

Including Families with Low-Incomes in the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst As presidential candidates put forth major plans to transition to a clean energy economy and politicians on all sides of the political spectrum realize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, it is important that low-income individuals and families are a part of the conversation. When it … Continue reading

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