Oct. 30 Marked Weatherization Day

Nov. 5, 2021

On Weatherization Day, Oct. 30, NREL joined the U.S. Department of Energy in celebrating 45 years of Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) successes.

A man holding a tool to blow cellulose insulation in the interior of a wall.
contractor from Long's Peak Energy Conservation inspects and insulates a home in Niwot, Colorado. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

For many, a simple press of a button is all it takes to enjoy the perfect temperature in our homes. But many low-income households are battling their thermostats and struggling with their electric bills—paying high prices for energy-inefficient homes they have no control over.

For over 10 years, NREL has provided the critical weatherization resources needed to make life-changing impacts through the Department of Energy WAP. WAP aims to reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring healthy air quality and safety standards are met.

To facilitate WAP activities, NREL partners with state and territory energy offices, nonprofit organizations, community action agencies, and local jurisdictions. NREL supports this network by maintaining Standard Work Specifications and worker credentials, developing training resources and accrediting training providers, and conducting workshops on program implementation and other analysis.

To see how NREL is celebrating 45 years of energy burden relief, read our full NREL news story.

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