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Transcript WAP Training and Technical Assistance

Training and Technical
Assistance Update
Jennifer Somers
Team Lead for Training & Technical Assistance/
Senior Policy Advisor
Weatherization Assistance Program
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2011 Annual Conference
Seattle, WA
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Presentation Outline
WAP Training and Technical Assistance Plan
Section 1 –
Context : WAP, DOE and T&TA
Section 2 –
Direction: The overall T&TA effort and rationale
Section 3 –
Updates: Brief progress reports
More In Depth Detail…
1:45 PM Today – WAP Training: What Happens after ARRA
8:30 AM Friday – WAP Multifamily Weatherization
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Section 1: Context
The WAP Training and Technical
Assistance Plan
How T&TA efforts fit into
Department of Energy Goals
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Recovery Act: By the Numbers
$ 80 Billion in Clean Energy
• $12 Billion in Energy Efficiency
• $8 Billion in Building Retrofits
• $5 Billion to the WAP
The Weatherization Assistance Program
On
On target to Weatherize more
than 700,000 homes by the end
of the Recovery Act
Created 15,400 new jobs
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Department Goals and WAP
• Residential energy savings are a key component of DOE’s long term
strategy
• Low-Income weatherization represents a significant portion of those
savings
• The WAP program must produce measurable results to be considered
an effective component of DOE’s larger goals
• The WAP is the national standard bearer for home energy retrofit
knowledge. The program must leverage that expertise
• The WAP National Training and Technical Assistance Plan was
developed to assist the WAP in producing quality work and training a
qualified workforce
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Whole Home Retrofits:
Untapped Opportunity
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The WAP National T&TA Plan
• ARRA increased T&TA funds
from 10% to 20%
• $1 Billion/ $5 Billion T&TA
• The Weatherization
Assistance Program National
Weatherization Training and
Technical Assistance Plan is
the plan for $138.5 M
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The WAP T&TA Plan
Quality Work = Sustainability
• The T&TA Plan is building tools and resources to ensure
that the WAP is able to produce high quality work and
demonstrate that quality to stakeholders.
• The Weatherization Assistance Program has 30 years of
building science expertise and energy retrofit work
behind it. It is the largest group of experts in home
energy upgrades in the country.
• By utilizing the expertise of the WAP program, the DOE
is seeking to lay the foundation for a robust private
market for home energy upgrades.
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Section 2: Direction
The Big Picture
The Training and Technical Assistance Plan’s overall goals
and how it will benefit clients and workers.
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Framework for Sustainability
Professional Workers/
Quality Work
Training and
Certification
of Workers
Defining Worker
Tasks
Market Expansion
•Multifamily
Energy Audit Tool
Standard Work Specifications
Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program
•Private Market Integration
Better Buildings
Building America
Energy Star
•Healthy Homes
Wx Plus Health
•Regulatory Changes
Grant to Loan
Appendix A
Creating Work
Specifications
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•National Evaluation
Non Energy Benefits Study
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Quality Work / Qualified Workers
• Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrade Professionals
– Standard Work Specifications
– Job Task Analysis
• Training Program Accreditation
• Worker Certification
• Training Resources and Tools
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WAP Standardized Curriculum
National Weatherization Training Platform
WAP Training Centers
National Audit Tools- Adding Multi-Family/Healthy Homes
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Section 3: Progress Updates
• Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals
– Single Family
– Multifamily
– Mobile Home
• Worker Certification
• Training Center Accreditation
• Training Resources and Tools
– WAP Standardized Curriculum
– National Weatherization Training Platform
– Weatherization Training Centers
• Multifamily Suite of Resources
– Standard Work Specifications
– Multifamily Energy Audit Tool
• Weatherization Plus Health
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Single Family
Spring 2012
Winter 2010Winter 2011
Technical and
Industry
Reviews
Winter 2012
Certification
Pilot Testing
Format
Revision
Revision
Single
Family Final
On-line
Revision
September 2010
1st draft
Standard Work
Specifications &
JTAs
Summer 2012
Winter 2011
OMB and
Federal
Agency
Review
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Certifications
Available
Nationally
&
Issue
Single Family
SWSs
Printed
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Multifamily
August/September
2011
Technical Review
Winter 2011/2012
OMB and Federal
Agency Review
Revision
Fall 2012
Public Comment
Period #2
Revision
Spring 2012
Public Comment
Period #1
October 2011
Industry Review
Revision
July 2011
First Draft: Standard
Work Specifications
(SWS)
Summer 2012
Incorporate Public
Comments
Winter 2012/2013
Issue Final Guidance
• Additional Detail
Development
• Healthy Homes
• Worker Safety
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Mobile Home/Manufactured Housing
• Mobile Home/ Manufactured Housing Market Lead Event
was held on August 15th
• September 19th – 23rd MH Development Event is being held
in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
• Will follow similar process as Single Family and Multifamily
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Update: Workforce Certification
• NREL is currently negotiating the implementation of the
Certification Framework
• The new certifications will be available to workers in DOE's
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and the broader
home energy upgrade industry in 2012.
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Update: Training Program Accreditation
• IREC has been accepting applications for accreditation since
May
• ORISE is currently working with training programs to assist
them in moving through the accreditation process
• NRCERT is acting as a pilot program working with ORISE to
develop a robust package of tools to assist future programs in
becoming accredited
• WTC Director’s calls have focused on accreditation issues
• IREC has given numerous webinars outlining the accreditation
process
• ORISE and SMS are developing a needs assessment tool and
a curriculum crosswalk tool to assist training programs in
meeting accreditation requirements
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Update: National Standardized
Training Curriculum
10 Modules Completed:
• Weatherization Installer/Technician Fundamentals
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Weatherization Installer/Technician Intermediate
Weatherization Installer – Mobile Homes
Crew Chief
Energy Auditor – Single Family
Energy Auditor – Multifamily
Technical Monitor/ Inspector
Heating Systems for Energy Auditors – Single Family
Multifamily – HVAC
Train the Trainer
In Development:
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Weatherization Program Manager
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Update: Weatherization Training
Centers
• 34 awards in various stages of activity
• SMS and ORISE providing ongoing support to the awardees
• Two trainings per month held for the WTCs throughout the
summer and fall. Examples include:
– Financial and Program Management
– Train the Trainer
• August 22-26: INCAA (4th of 5 currently scheduled)
• September 12-16: NYSWDA (5th of 5 currently scheduled)
– Prop A Ganza – Trainer hands on experience with props
• September 26th - 28th 2011 – LACAP, Baton Rouge, LA
– WTC Thought Leaders Summit
• October 11th- 13th, 2011—Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Update: National Weatherization
Training Platform
• Content development on-going
• Platform is slated for completion in September
• Members of the Weatherization Trainers Consortium have
been engaged to provide technical review of the content
• Montana State University had been contracted to provide
subject matter expertise
• Platform developers have visited WTCs to gain first-hand
knowledge of the audience
• The NTER technology, developed for the Wx platform, was
announced by Secretary Chu and featured on the DOE
website
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Update: Multifamily Energy Audit Tool
Version 1 (December, 2011) - Pilots
Version 2 (2012)
• Two-step development planned with
extensive front load of software
development to implement initial
version
• Version 1 - simpler buildings &
systems, few extras
– Low-rise walk ups
– Individual dwelling unit space
conditioning systems
– Both dwelling unit and central plant
domestic hot water systems
• Version 2 - more complex buildings &
systems, additional capabilities
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– High-rise with core services
– Central plant space conditioning systems
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Weatherization Plus Health
The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Plus Health Initiative is a
national effort to enable the comprehensive, strategic coordination of
resources for energy, health, and safety in low-income homes.
– Create and manage an online map and directory of WAP and healthy
homes programs nationwide
– Produce individual reports on WAP and healthy homes activities in every
state and territory
– Host regional conferences for WAP and healthy homes providers to
identify gaps between existing partnerships and encourage new
partnerships
– Collect and share best practices for referral systems between WAP and
healthy homes programs
– Provide training and technical assistance for WAP and healthy homes
practitioners
– Implemented through NASCSP
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2011 Conference Dates and Sites
MAY 23-25
Portland, Maine
AUGUST 24-26
Bozeman, Montana
SEPTEMBER 13-15
Atlanta, Georgia
OCTOBER 4-6
Columbus, Ohio
OCTOBER 18-20
Kansas City, Missouri
NOVEMBER 16-18
San Diego, California
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WAP T&TA Team
Jennifer Somers
Team Lead Training and Technical Assistance/Senior Policy Advisor
Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
[email protected]
202.287.1740
Ryan Middleton
Training and Technical Assistance Liaison/Project Officer
Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
[email protected]
202.287.1863
Josh Olsen
Training and Technical Assistance Liaison/Project Officer
Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
[email protected]
202.287.1813
Erica Burrin
Training and Technical Assistance Liaison/Project Officer
Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program
[email protected]
202.287.1721
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