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Metaevaluation of National Weatherization Assistance Program Based on State Studies, 1996-1998

By M. Schweitzer and L. Berry

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The national Weatherization Assistance Program, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and implemented by state and local agencies throughout the US, weatherizes homes for low-income residents in order to increase their energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) performed a metaevaluation of this program, which involved synthesizing the results from ten individuals studies of state weatherization efforts completed between April 1996 and September 1998. The states whose studies were used in this metaevaluation, the dates of program operations covered by these studies, and the fuels that were examined are shown in Table ES-1. This effort represents a follow-up to an earlier ORNL metaevaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program that looked at 19 state studies completed between 1990 and early 1996 (Berry 1997). That study, in turn, was done as an update to a national evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program that examined a representative sample of several thousand structures weatherized in 1989 (Brown, Berry, Balzer, and Faby 1993)

Topics: Ornl, Weatherization, Weatherization Weatherization, 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization, Energy Efficiency, Evaluation
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Year: 1999
DOI identifier: 10.2172/9037
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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