NASCSP will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) on Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm. To register for this event, please click here!
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families, seniors, individuals with disabilities, families with children and households with high-energy burden improve the energy efficiency of their homes. To date, more than 7.4 million low-income residences have been weatherized, reducing energy bills by $250 – $450 annually. The weatherization services also play an important role in improving the health and safety of low-income families. Residents of weatherized units report fewer colds and headaches, fewer hospitalizations, days of school or work missed, and fewer doctor visits. When factoring in energy efficiency and health and safety benefits, every dollar invested in the WAP returns $4.10 for our most vulnerable citizens.
The Weatherization Assistance Program has been supporting American
s by delivering cost-effective energy savings, providing important health and safety benefits, positively impacting the environment, and supporting domestic jobs for 45 years.
On October 28, 2021, we will gather virtually to hear from the members of Congress, the Department of Energy, state and local weatherization professionals, demonstrations from training centers, client success stories and more!
We encourage you or a representative of your office to attend this event and help us celebrate 45 years of successful program delivery!
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. WELCOME
Join us for a brief welcome to this virtual celebration from NASCSP.
11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
A message from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Granholm and live with Kelly Speakes-Backman. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary at the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
11:25 a.m.-11:30 a.m. A MESSAGE FROM REP. MARCY KAPTUR (OHIO)
11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. PANEL – WEATHERIZATION: COMMUNITY WEATHERIZATION
NASCSP’s Andrea Schroer will host a panel discussion with Weatherization professionals to discuss what weatherization means to them and their communities. Audience Q&A will follow.
11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. TRAINING CENTERS DEMONSTRATION
Our Weatherization partners in NM and WA helped by sending in some great videos to showcase what training centers are doing to drive innovation and grow strong local workforces
12:10 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. PANEL – WEATHERIZATION: TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING
NASCSP’s Jonathan Ballew will host a panel discussion with Weatherization professionals to discuss training and technology. Audience Q&A will follow.
12:35 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. A MESSAGE FROM SEN. CHRIS COONS
12:40 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. CLIENT STORIES
12:55 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. A MESSAGE FROM REP. PAUL TONKO
Join us for a message from Weatherization champion and Weatherization Day co-sponsor, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY).
1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS
Join us for final thoughts from our partners at the U.S. Department of Energy.