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A Message from the NASCSP Energy Services Director: Happy Weatherization Day!

“To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.” This is the guiding principle for the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). On the surface it seems like a simple enough statement. … Continue reading

Award Winning Weatherization

With Weatherization Day fast approaching on October 30th, we wanted to recognize a few organizations who won awards for their weatherization activities in 2017. Below we highlight both a State WAP and a local WAP agency. Congratulations on their awards! Did your State WAP or local agency win an award this year? Did your program … Continue reading

Out of the Office & Into the Field: Weatherization Site Visit

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst, NASCSP Weatherization Day is fast approaching on October 30th! Hopefully you have gotten a chance to view NASCSP’s Weatherization Day toolkit. It is full of planning and communications resources to help you with your Weatherization Day efforts. If you have any questions about these resources, don’t hesitate to contact … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Partnerships that Make a Difference

There’s a reason why Puget Sound Energy has been around for more than a century. With the recognition of being Washington’s oldest energy utility provider comes a responsibility to our customers and employees. It’s not just our commitment to safe, dependable and efficient energy, but our dedication to finding solutions and building partnerships throughout the … Continue reading

Washington State’s Weatherization Plus Health: A Pilot Year of Learning

June 30th marks the end of National Healthy Homes Month 2017 and we wanted to bring you an update on the Weatherization Plus Health Initiative in Washington State. See the guest blog below from the staff at the Washington Department of Commerce. This is a follow up to two other State of Poverty Blog posts … Continue reading

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