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Weatherization Assistance Program
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WHAT IS THE WEATHERIZATION Assistance PROGRAM (WAP)?

  • Weatherization is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program.
  • Weatherization aims to reduce the energy costs of low-income families through energy-efficient weatherization measures.
  • Weatherization specifically focuses on assisting low-income people - primarily the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children.
  • High energy costs are an excessive burden on low-income families. Weatherization addresses this need for assistance.

HOW DOES WEATHERIZATION WORK?

  • Weatherization's professionally trained crews evaluate single-family homes, multi-family dwellings, and mobile homes.
  • Weatherization determines which energy efficiency measures are appropriate, emphasizing the most cost-effective measures and those which are essential for the health and safety of the occupants.
  • Weatherization performs energy efficient retrofits through the utilization of Department of Energy and privately leveraged funds.

WEATHERIZATION WORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS BY:

  • Reducing energy costs for families.
  • Providing education in energy-efficient practices.
  • Addressing health and safety concerns.
  • Increasing financial independence.
  • Creating greater flexibility in spending choices.

WEATHERIZATION WORKS FOR COMMUNITIES BY:

  • Promoting energy efficiency.
  • Creating jobs.
  • Executing successful Public/Private partnerships.
  • Improving neighborhood housing conditions.
  • Helping to create an empowered community.
Link to KnoxCAC