ITCA Weatherization Program
         PHX, AZ
    September 17, 2008
             Paul Dearhouse
   Inter Tribal Council of...
Introduction to Weatherization


                        What are we
                           getting
                  ...
What is Weatherization?
• Weatherization improves the energy
  efficiency of low-income residents

• Weatherization is Dep...
Technical Requirements
• Building Science approach
   – House as a system
   – More than caulking, weather stripping, and ...
Administrative Requirements
• Install Cost Effective Materials/Measures
      • In AZ- Insulation, HVAC, shade screens


•...
Ex: Climate Zone 5 Priority List
                DETACHED HOUSING
                Housing Type One: Home with Refrigeratio...
Duct sealing



Applying
Mastick
Health and Safety




Cleaning under a stove for better combustion (less CO2)
Combustion safety


Checking CO2 levels
on a Natural Gas water
heater
Duct leakage & Room pressures

Using a pressure
pan to test ducts

Seal leaky ducts

Balance room pressures
ITCA Weatherization Overview
 The ITCA Weatherization Assistance Program provides
weatherization services to low-income tr...
ITCA Process
• Establish Memorandum of Agreement
  (MOA) between ITCA and Tribal entity

• Training tribal crew(s)

• Audi...
Observations
• Wx can vary Tribe to Tribe
   – TDHE, Energy Office, Tribal Utility, or Tribal Council.
   – Wx can be affe...
Observations

• Difficult to accomplish
  “true” weatherization
  within ~$3000/house
   – “Walk-aways”
• Leveraging neede...
What do we need? A CHAMPION
• Weatherization Champion
  – Tribal rep who OWNS it
• A champion:
  – Understands the basics ...
Increased Leveraging with Utility
              Partners
• Arizona Public Service
  – Arizona Corporation Commission Decis...
Other Ideas & Observations
• Integrate EE & Green into Indian Housing Plans

• Expanded partnerships
   –   HUD
   –   USD...
Acknowledgements
• Carole Gates, DOE
• Energy OutWest
• Local and State Agencies
  – AZ Commerce
  – Northern Arizona Coun...
Before and After

                           Before




After
Questions?
                          Paul Dearhouse
               Community Development Specialist
               Inter T...
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  1. 1. ITCA Weatherization Program PHX, AZ September 17, 2008 Paul Dearhouse Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc
  2. 2. Introduction to Weatherization What are we getting ourselves into?
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Duct sealing Applying Mastick
  8. 8. Health and Safety Cleaning under a stove for better combustion (less CO2)
  9. 9. Combustion safety Checking CO2 levels on a Natural Gas water heater
  10. 10. Duct leakage & Room pressures Using a pressure pan to test ducts Seal leaky ducts Balance room pressures
  11. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Before and After Before After
  20. 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…”

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