Workforce Resources and Tools

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) conducted a Wage Survey in partnership with states to learn more about wages and workforce development in the Weatherization Assistance Program in 2021. Twenty-seven states participated in the survey, and 286 weatherization providers completed the survey. NASCSP partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to perform wage survey data analysis and worked with members of the NASCSP Workforce Development Working Group to develop key takeaways and best practices for the Weatherization workforce.

WAP Wage Tools

WAP Living Wage Comparison Calculator (May 2023)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed the WAP calculator using WAP wage survey data collected by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) and Living Wage Data graciously provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Living Wage Calculator (LWC; The living wage tool provides a county cost of living estimate for all counties in the lower 48 states. The device includes county-level cost estimates for housing, childcare, food, transportation, cell phone, broadband services, utilities, and miscellaneous expenses. Using the living wage data, the WAP tool provides insights into the difference between a WAP employee’s hourly wage, the county living wage, and average personal income. The average individual income represents county residents’ average income (wages, proprietors’ income, dividends, interest, rents, and government benefits). WAP employers and employees can use the calculator to help understand fair wages for an area.

*NEW*Customizable Weatherization Career Exploration Presentation

Exploring WAP Careers Slidedeck User Guide

Exploring WAP Careers – Customizable Slide Deck

Weatherization Career Fliers

*NEW*Weatherization Career Path Toolkits

Workforce Webinars and Presentations

*NEW*Partnering with High School, Community College, and Vocational School Programs
December 13, 2023 | Recording | Slides

Increasing Weatherization Capacity through Leveraging National Service
June 29, 2023 | Recording | Slides

Badges in the WAP
June 1, 2023 | Recording| Slides

WAP Workforce Best Practices – Energy Out West 2022 Conference Session | Slides

Building Healthy Work Cultures – Energy Out West 2022 Conference Session | Slides

Women in WAPNEUAC Conference 2023 Session | Slides