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Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program: An Independent Evaluation

Date Published: January 1, 1998     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report evaluates Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWashingtonP), which was designed to reduce the energy consumption of Ohio’s low-income households, making energy services more affordable. It does this by installing energy conservation measures in eligible homes, at no cost to the residents. The program also identifies and repairs health, safety, and comfort-related problems which are common in older homes often occupied by low-income families. The program began in 1977 and is operated by the Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Energy Efficiency. Weatherization treatments are administered and carried out by local organizations such as community action agencies, local governments, and community-based non-profit organizations. Overall, the program has saved more energy per household served than has been documented for any other state’s low-income weatherization program, and the economic benefits exceed the costs of the program 7 to 26 percent. Included in the report is information on other low-income energy programs such as the Home Energy Assistance Program and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan. Also included are the program’s impacts on the environment, health and safety, the economy, and gas and electricity consumption.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measure Resource Assessment: For the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Sectors

Date Published: January 1, 2003     Document Type: Market Research Report, Report

The goal of this project was to provide the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. (Energy Trust) with a list of potential energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that could provide electricity savings for Oregon consumers. This list of efficiency measures is designed to inform the project development and selection process. Existing technologies and emerging electricity conservation approaches were reviewed to identify those measures most applicable, productive and cost-effective in the Energy Trust’s service territory. In total, the team assessed over 150 energy efficiency strategies. Also, a total of 154 recommended measures or packages of measures are included. The goal in developing the final list of recommended measures presented in report was to provide a means for comparing widely disparate energy efficiency options along with guidelines for understanding the size of the potential market for which each option is applicable. The total estimated savings from all measures would reduce energy use by approximately 7 million aMW over a ten year period, 70% of which are from the commercial and residential sectors. In the commercial sector, much of the savings is realized from office and retail measures, as well as from municipal measures such as wastewater treatment and LED street lights. Lighting measures were generally the most cost-effective in all sectors and end uses. In the commercial and industrial sectors, transformer and motor-related measures were also very important because of the widespread applicability to virtually all end uses.