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HUD Phoenix Energy Workshop
September 16-17, 2008

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  • 1. ITCA Weatherization Program PHX, AZ September 17, 2008 Paul Dearhouse Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc
  • 2. Introduction to Weatherization What are we getting ourselves into?
  • 3. What is Weatherization? • Weatherization improves the energy efficiency of low-income residents • Weatherization is Department of Energy (DOE) program established in 1976: – 10 CFR 440 WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS • This part implements a weatherization assistance program to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden
  • 4. Technical Requirements • Building Science approach – House as a system – More than caulking, weather stripping, and windows • Guided by Energy Audits – Combustion Safety – Blower Door Testing – Pressure Diagnostics • Health and Safety
  • 5. Administrative Requirements • Install Cost Effective Materials/Measures • In AZ- Insulation, HVAC, shade screens • Reporting Forms – Administrative (demographics, qualification) – Technical (diagnostic, testing, house info) • Weatherization work based on climate zone – Priority list contains work which is known to be cost effective
  • 6. Ex: Climate Zone 5 Priority List DETACHED HOUSING Housing Type One: Home with Refrigeration Cooling and Electric Heating (Heat Pump or Electric Resistance. • Existing ceiling insulation of R-19 or less upgraded to a R-38. • Uninsulated frame walls upgraded with blown insulation. • Pressure diagnostics and repair following the pressure diagnostic procedure established by the WAP program. • Shade screens on all sun struck East and West windows and glass doors. Housing Type Two: Home With Refrigeration Cooling and Gas Heating. • Existing ceiling insulation of R-19 or less upgraded to a R-30. • Uninsulated frame walls upgraded with blown insulation. • Pressure diagnostics and repair following the pressure diagnostic procedure established by the WAP program. • Shade screens on all sun struck East and West windows and glass doors. (ETC)
  • 7. Duct sealing Applying Mastick
  • 8. Health and Safety Cleaning under a stove for better combustion (less CO2)
  • 9. Combustion safety Checking CO2 levels on a Natural Gas water heater
  • 10. Duct leakage & Room pressures Using a pressure pan to test ducts Seal leaky ducts Balance room pressures
  • 11. ITCA Weatherization Overview The ITCA Weatherization Assistance Program provides weatherization services to low-income tribal members living on tribal lands in Arizona • Goals – Weatherize homes – Develop tribal capacity
  • 12. ITCA Process • Establish Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between ITCA and Tribal entity • Training tribal crew(s) • Audits and production carried out by tribe or Local/Regional agencies – Leverage existing expertise
  • 13. Observations • Wx can vary Tribe to Tribe – TDHE, Energy Office, Tribal Utility, or Tribal Council. – Wx can be affected by • Program transfers from one office to another, Elections • One size does not fit all Tribes – Less Infrastructure & expertise • Tribal capacity building is crucial • Building trust is key – Elders suspicious of program and signing forms: • “I won’t have to move out will I?” – Those most in need are those most difficult to serve
  • 14. Observations • Difficult to accomplish “true” weatherization within ~$3000/house – “Walk-aways” • Leveraging needed • Housing/Energy is a wicked problem! – A wicked problem is one in which each attempt to create a solution changes the understanding of the problem (H. Rittel)
  • 15. What do we need? A CHAMPION • Weatherization Champion – Tribal rep who OWNS it • A champion: – Understands the basics of the program – Knows the people/culture – Committed to improving the lives of community members
  • 16. Increased Leveraging with Utility Partners • Arizona Public Service – Arizona Corporation Commission Decision 68647 results in increased – Increased funding up to $6,000/home • Other Opportunities – Tribal Utilities – SW Gas, Unisource etc
  • 17. Other Ideas & Observations • Integrate EE & Green into Indian Housing Plans • Expanded partnerships – HUD – USDA – Native Home Capital – State • Impact of Nat’l Legislation
  • 18. Acknowledgements • Carole Gates, DOE • Energy OutWest • Local and State Agencies – AZ Commerce – Northern Arizona Council of Governments(NACOG), – Foundation for Senior Living • Tribes – Cocopah, Yavapai Apache Nation, Havasupai Tribe, Ft Mojave Indian Tribe.
  • 19. Before and After Before After
  • 20. Questions? Paul Dearhouse Community Development Specialist Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. 2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 602.307.1547 desk 602.258.4825 fax 480.246.5732 mobile paul.dearhouse@itcaonline.com Calling all “I love it when a plan comes Champions: together…”