archive-org.com » ORG » W » WAPTAC.ORG

Total: 289

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • WAPTAC Latest News - Bethany students raising awareness about weatherization; Class is teaming up with MVAC to help with various programs
    Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing Bethany students raising awareness about weatherization Class is teaming up with MVAC to help with various programs Saturday October 26 2013 MANKATO Bethany Lutheran College students are using some class time for a good cause partnering with Minnesota Valley Action Council to raise awareness and funds for programs For Shane Bowyer s Principles of Management class students for the second year have split into groups of four or five and devoted a semester to one of MVAC s many programs For the first time one of the groups is focusing on raising awareness about the Weatherization Assistance Program which MVAC is happy about Judd Schultz housing services director said years ago the weatherization program was once federally funded at 260 million Last year it was 78 million which means many more low income households that need weatherization assistance aren t receiving it Right now there s sort of a stigma with government programs And I know the country s trying to save money and cut and cut and cut but we really need to look at the impact those cuts are having Schultz said Mariah Schultz a student in the Bethany class said her group plans to create a video including testimonials from previous weatherization recipients to put on MVAC s website She and her group recently went to a home in Le Center to film a home being prepared for cold weather The video will outline the process which focuses mainly on health and safety Judd Schultz said crews test the furnace water heater duct work and smoke and carbon monoxide

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=703 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive


  • WAPTAC Latest News - Weatherization Program helps low-income families
    Safety Health and Safety Guidance Best Practices Health and Safety FAQs Master That Interactive Training Health and Safety Issues Asbestos Building Structure Combustion Appliances and Gases Crew Safety Electrical Issues Existing Health Problems Lead Paint Mold and Moisture Radon Refrigerants Spray Polyurethane Foam Volatile Organic Compounds WPN 11 6 Health and Safety Categories A E F R S Z Deferral Standards Resources Monitoring IBTS Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing Weatherization Program helps low income families Friday October 25 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN Adirondack Community Action Programs Inc can help low income families keep warmer this winter Since 1976 ACAP s Weatherization Assistance Program has been reducing energy usage for low income families especially the elderly disabled and children Weatherization Director Barbara Allen said in a press release Through the installation of energy efficient measures we make homes more energy efficient and increase the health and safety

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=702 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - MVAC Weatherizes Southern Minnesota Low-Income Homes
    Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing MVAC Weatherizes Southern Minnesota Low Income Homes Tuesday October 22 2013 Snow has fallen in parts of Minnesota and Iowa catching some people off guard But it s not too late to make sure your home is weatherized Minnesota Valley Action Council has been weatherizing homes for years Housing services director for MVAC Judd Schultz says Weatherization has been around since I believe the later seventies So that s when the program was created in response to the energy crisis at that time so we ve been doing weatherization for that long Preparing low income homes for all weather seasons in Southern Minnesota for free Schultz says People just don t realize what insulation they have in their home They don t know what s in their walls or what s in their attics They don t know where those gaps are that air is coming into the home So that s why this program does a great thing Doing the work for you to keep costs low for the household by insulating walls and attics installing weather stripping on doors along with other energy efficient

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=700 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - Study: Weatherization Could Save U.S. $33 Billion
    and Safety FAQs Master That Interactive Training Health and Safety Issues Asbestos Building Structure Combustion Appliances and Gases Crew Safety Electrical Issues Existing Health Problems Lead Paint Mold and Moisture Radon Refrigerants Spray Polyurethane Foam Volatile Organic Compounds WPN 11 6 Health and Safety Categories A E F R S Z Deferral Standards Resources Monitoring IBTS Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=701 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - WAMY Pushes For Weatherization Awareness During October, Holds Barbecue Fundraiser Oct. 30 in Avery
    Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing WAMY Pushes For Weatherization Awareness During October Holds Barbecue Fundraiser Oct 30 in Avery Monday October 21 2013 Oct 21 2013 W A M Y Community Action Inc moves to push awareness for weatherization during the month of October by advocating to local community members public officials and legislators about the importance of continuous funding for the program W A M Y uses professionally trained crews to conduct computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment to identify energy saving strategies in single family multi family and mobile homes Cost effective weatherization measures and those that are essential for health and safety are then performed including but not limited to installation of insulation furnace and boiler retrofits and cooling measures for warm climates All households that are at or under 200 percent of the poverty guidelines qualify to be assessed

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=698 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - Changing seasons bring assistance programs
    Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing Changing seasons bring assistance programs Wednesday October 16 2013 By Jill Richstone Posted Wednesday October 16 2013 12 00 am As the leaves begin to change around Cherokee County temperatures will drop leaving some without means to winterize their homes or service their heating units North Georgia Community Action Inc is offering two programs to assist low income families as well as the elderly to prepare for the cold weather The nonprofit organization is working with Resource Ministries to assist elderly Atlanta Gas Light customers with their gas heating units gas water heaters and duct work while the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority GEFA is working with Community Action to provide weatherization services to low income Georgia Power customers You can qualify for both programs said North Georgia Community Action Weatherization Director Jeff Patterson In its partnership with Resource Ministries Community Action will work to assist Atlanta Gas Light customers who are eligible for participation with their heating units Eligibility requirements include that citizens must own their home be 65 years or older and meet the income eligibility requirements We re

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=697 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - After mismanagement questions, MaineHousing audits cause for confidence
    Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing After mismanagement questions MaineHousing audits cause for confidence Sunday October 13 2013 MaineHousing recently received the results of three audits that are worth noting The positive outcomes provide our staff our board and the public confidence in the work of MaineHousing It also clears any questions regarding the work of two computer consulting firms we used Joseph Associates Inc and Kinney Consulting Associates LLC Our board requested the first audit to look at two major computer programs that were designed for MaineHousing by two Maine firms Concerns were raised about the costs and necessity of the systems used to manage the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP and Weatherization Assistance Program CohnReznick LLP an auditing firm specializing in technology was selected to perform the review The independent firm concluded that the programs were needed and that the costs were reasonable They said the LIHEAP software program is a proven solution that MaineHousing should continue to use the system and that the ongoing support costs appeared to be reasonable The auditors determined that the weatherization software program was initially designed and developed to meet the needs of the United States Department of Energy weatherization program and an anticipated nationwide consumer market A significant expenditure primarily with DOE funds was made to develop it MaineHousing should continue to use it as other alternatives either do not meet DOE requirements or are not economically feasible The two software systems were designed by Joseph Associates Inc of Hallowell a

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=696 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive

  • WAPTAC Latest News - Program cuts leave poor out in the cold: Funding for weatherization slashed from years past
    Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page WAPTAC Latest News Return to news listing Program cuts leave poor out in the cold Funding for weatherization slashed from years past Saturday October 12 2013 DOVER Even before the government shutdown began New Hampshire s weatherization assistance program was already struggling with funding for the year Cuts have been felt across the state including Strafford County Funding has been cut back to virtually nothing said Community Action Partnership of Strafford County Executive Director Betsey Andrews Parker Three years ago during the 2010 2011 year federal stimulus money provided the county with more than 2 million just for their weatherization program This year weatherization for the entire state stands at around 1 1 million leaving Parker and her staff only approximately 300 000 to work with The Weatherization Assistance Program is meant to assist low income individuals or families to make their homes warmer and more efficient by insulating fixing holes and installing new heating systems It is run by the state and funded by the federal government State funds are split between community action partnership offices across the state and each partnership works with clients to weatherize their homes According to Turgeon some of the most common fixes with homes include insulation air sealing and replacing refrigerators We weatherized over 300 units in 2010 2011 Parker said We hope to serve 40 units this year We have a wait list and it is not getting any shorter There isn t enough money going around she added There s an enormous drop of money agreed N H Weatherization Assistance Program Manager Kirk Stone It s certainly creating a shortage of resources for doing this kind of work The current government shutdown does not affect the money for this year as the budget was approved earlier in the year however it may contribute to the delays in future grants like we have seen in recent years according to Weatherization Program Coordinator Josh Turgeon Our funding has been reduced significantly since the end of ARRA Stimulus said Turgeon in an email interview Our program actually now receives less funding than pre ARRA levels We have downsized from four energy auditors to one Even with such a drop in funding Turgeon noted that CAP s Weatherization is working year round on homes due to additional

    Original URL path: http://waptac.org/News/?id=695 (2016-04-24)
    Open archived version from archive



  •