ERIC Number: ED157785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Planning Guide to Weatherization.
Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.
This publication of the Community Services Administration is a guide for Community Action Agencies (CAA's) programs for home energy conservation. CAA's involved with renovation of dwellings in poor and depressed areas are given in this guide and step-by-step instructions for administering their weatherization programs. Contents include: (1) a discussion of the problem of low income dwelling weatherization; (2) purpose of the guide; (3) overall guidelines for weatherization programs; (4) requirements and recommendations for the projects; (5) problems that need to be handled from the outset; (6) planning the work on individual houses; and (7) important considerations prior to implementation. Tables include: (1) heating index; (2) optimal combinations of energy conservation techniques by heating index; (3) R-valves and inches, approximate conversions for various kinds of insulation; (4) assumed materials cost; and (5) cost estimates. Forms for building weatherization plans are among the appendices. Although this publication is intended for CAA's, the approach of a building weatherization plan and the methods for realizing such a plan as presented in this guide could well be used by individual homeowners and landlords as well. (MR)
Descriptors: Community Action, Cost Effectiveness, Energy Conservation, Environmental Standards, Heating, Low Rent Housing, Program Development, Program Guides, Urban Renewal Agencies, Utilities
Community Services Administration, 1200 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.