Weatherization Assistant Manuals

Click on the links below to obtain the manuals pertinent to the Weatherization Assistant:

The Weatherization Assistant User’s Manual (Version 8.9) [Main body of report and Appendices] – A manual that documents the operation of the user interface for Version 8.9 of the computer-based Weatherization Assistant application energy audit software tool. Although the manual specifically addresses Version 8.9 of the software, it is relevant to earlier versions of the software because changes to the user interface have been relatively minor. The manual covers the administrative features of the software as well as the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT) and Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA). The manual addresses how to install and setup the software, navigate through the program, and initiate an energy audit. All of the user interface forms associated with the software and the data fields on these forms are described in detail. The manual is intended to be a reference manual for experienced users of the software, although it could also be used as a training manual for new users. For information on the Web-based Multifamily Tool for Energy Audits (MulTEA) or the Health and Safety Audit visit Oak Ridge Lab here.

Installation Instructions – Instructions for downloading and installing Version 8.9 of the computer-based Weatherization Assistant application.

Getting Started Guideline – A guidance document that describes how to initialize a new installation of Version 8.9 of the computer-based Weatherization Assistant application, create a new client, and start an energy audit for that client.

Web-based Training Tool – A free, web-based training tool that teaches how to use the computer-based Weatherization Assistant application. It is free to all users. The training tool covers all of the features of the computer-based application and duplicates the in-person training historically provided by ORNL to states and local weatherization agencies. The training tool is based on Version 8.6, but it is also applicable to Version 8.9 because few changes were made to the graphical user interface in this most recent version.

Update History – A listing that identifies the improvements made in recent versions of the computer-based Weatherization Assistant application.

The National Energy Audit (NEAT) Engineering Manual (Version 7) – An engineering manual that documents the algorithms and assumptions used by NEAT in performing its energy and economic calculations to arrive at its measure recommendations based on building characteristics and other information input by the user. This manual was published in September 2003 and thus does not include changes made in the engineering aspects of the software since that time.