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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

Title:
Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

Abstract:
EPA has developed a new voluntary guidance document, Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades, that provides a set of best practices for improving indoor air quality in conjunction with energy upgrade work in homes. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Recovery Through Retrofit Initiative and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to develop Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. The EPA protocols and DOE guidelines are intended for voluntary adoption by weatherization assistance programs, federally funded housing programs, private sector home performance contractors, and others working on residential energy upgrade or remodeling efforts. Together, the complementary documents provide a robust and practical set of resources for home energy upgrade contractors, trainers, and program administrators; help improve the quality of the work performed in this expanding industry; promote occupant health and safety; and will assure consumers that high quality work is performed.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html

Source:
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Type:
Manual/handbook/curriculum

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

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