Category: Energy and Green Intiatives

Tips for Starting a Healthy Homes Program

December 20, 2011

By Ryan Ward NASCSP’s Healthy Homes staff recently completed its first round of six Weatherization Plus Health regional conferences across the country. A key component of these conferences was a “Promising Practices” panel session, which provided audience members with an opportunity to ask presenters about how they got their healthy homes initiatives off the ground. Many presenters

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WAP Corner: A Jean Diggs Tribute

December 20, 2011

By Bob Scott At the end of 2011, the Weatherization network will lose one of its greatest champions and most knowledgeable resources, as longtime Energy Technology Programs Specialist for the DOE WAP, Jean Diggs will retire. The announcement is bittersweet for all who have had the privilege to work with Jean. After 40+ years of government service, including 34 in WAP, she most certainly deserves

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Energy Policy & Weatherization

November 16, 2011

by Brad Penney NASCSP General Counsel Brad Penney was invited to participate at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) held at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois from October 11th through 14th. The Conference was sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers and attended by more than 900 people. Moderating a panel discussion on energy policy, which included representatives from major

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2011 NASCSP Annual Conference—Seattle

November 16, 2011

by Dominique Turrentine The 2011 NASCSP Annual Training Conference was held September 20-23, at the Seattle Sheraton in Seattle, Washington. CSBG and WAP directors from all over the country came together to expand their insights into their respective programs and to strengthen their understanding of our overall purpose- responding to poverty at the National, State, and local level. The

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WAP and SEP Briefing

November 16, 2011

By Rebecca Stewart The Northeast-Midwest coalition, in conjunction with the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), hosted a briefing on the importance of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the State Energy Program (SEP) on Tuesday, October 17th in the Capitol Visitor’s Center in

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