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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

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

“The weatherization program was life-changing for me. It inspired me to pay it forward and help others live lives of hope and dignity.”

By: Kelly Fonteijn My name is Kelly Fonteijn. I live in Pullman, WA with my husband and our seven- and nine-year old kids. Together we run a campus ministry at Washington State University. My home was weatherized as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program by Whitman County Community Action Center in 2013. Before weatherization, our … Continue reading

Weatherization Day & Energy Action Month-Toolkit #4

This is the fourth and final public information toolkit for 2016! National¬†Weatherization Day is on October 30th and all of October is Energy Action Month. Remember the hashtag for Weatherization Day social media posts is #WxDayOct30. Please continue to give us details about your Weatherization Day events and Activities on this sign up sheet. If … Continue reading

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