Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)


The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reduces household energy use through the installation of cost-effective energy savings measures, which also improve resident health and safety.  Common measures including sealing air leaks, adding insulation, and repairing heating and cooling systems.  WAP does not offer assistance with paying utility bills.

DHCD works with a network of nonprofit organizations around the state, who directly implement the program.  Use this map to find your local provider and then contact them for an application.

Types of weatherization jobs:

A WEATHERIZATION TECHNICIAN installs residential envelope air sealing, HVAC duct sealing, insulation, windows and doors, mechanical ventilation, and roofing repairs in single family homes and small multi-family housing.

Examples of Required Courses:  OSHA 10, Lead Safe Weatherization, Retrofit Installer Technician

A WEATHERIZATION CREW LEADER ensures the quality of installation and performance of prescribed energy efficiency upgrades.  The Crew Leader oversees the weatherization technicians and participates in the installation of measures, acts as the on-site program and company representative to customers and troubleshoots technical problems and issues.

Examples of Required Courses:  OSHA 30, Lead Safe Weatherization, Retrofit Installer Technician, HVAC Fundamentals; Crew Leader

An ENERGY AUDITOR analyzes and evaluates the home's performance based on appropriate building science techniques, including using advanced diagnostic equipment and modeling software to determine the energy conservation measures to be installed. 

Examples of Required Courses:  OSHA 10, Lead Safe Weatherization, Retrofit Installer Technician, HVAC Fundamentals, ASHRAE 62.2, Energy Auditor, HEAT modeling

A QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR verifies compliance of retrofit work performed based on work plans and standards through inspection of completed and in-progress dwellings, conduct audits and inspections using diagnostic equipment to develop reports specifying corrective actions to achieve whole house performance.

Examples of Required Courses:  OSHA 10, Lead Safe Weatherization, Quality Control Inspector Certification