State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990--1996: A metaevaluation that estimates national savings

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The U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) is implemented in all fifty states. The Program strives to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income persons in order to reduce their energy consumption, lower their fuel bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and safeguard their health. It targets vulnerable groups including the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children. The most recent comprehensive National Evaluation of the Program was based on an analysis of changes in pre- and post-weatherization energy consumption for homes weatherized in 1989. The National Evaluation estimated average savings for ... continued below

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Berry, L. August 1, 1997.

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The U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (the Program) is implemented in all fifty states. The Program strives to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings occupied by low-income persons in order to reduce their energy consumption, lower their fuel bills, increase the comfort of their homes, and safeguard their health. It targets vulnerable groups including the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children. The most recent comprehensive National Evaluation of the Program was based on an analysis of changes in pre- and post-weatherization energy consumption for homes weatherized in 1989. The National Evaluation estimated average savings for several fuel types. For dwellings that heated primarily with natural gas, which made up over 50% of the sample, average savings per dwelling were 17.3 MBtu, which was 18.3% of space heating consumption, or 13.0% of the total consumption of natural gas for all end users.

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  • 1997 international energy program evaluation conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 27 Aug 1997

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  • Other: DE97008483
  • Report No.: CONF-970868--2
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/548845 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 548845
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690314

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Berry, L. State-level evaluations of the Weatherization Assistance Program in 1990--1996: A metaevaluation that estimates national savings, report, August 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc690314/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.