Weatherization Barrier Remediation

Photo of family holding up a young daughter's drawing in their home.

 

For many Connecticut households, weatherization is the key to maintaining comfortable living conditions while keeping energy bills low. However, too many households across the state are prevented from weatherizing their homes due to health and safety hazards such as mold and asbestos. 

 

The purpose of the Weatherization Barrier Remediation Program is to address health and safety issues, such as mold and asbestos, that prevent the completion of residential weatherization and energy efficiency measures. Addressing these barriers improves the health and safety of homes and allows for the installation of measures that reduce energy use.  


Statewide Program Operator Selection


In June 2022, DEEP announced the selection of a Program Operator for the Statewide Weatherization Barrier Remediation Program, partnering with the nationally recognized non-profit International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST).

 

View DEEP's Press Release on the ICAST Partnership

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Past Public Meetings and Events

 
RFP Conference

November 22, 2021 | Recording | Slide Deck | Final RFP

 

Public Input Session

August 31, 2021 | Public Notice | Recording | Draft RFP

 

Planning Workshop #1

November 18, 2020 | Recording | Slide Deck

 

Planning Workshop #2

January 20, 2021 | Recording | Slide Deck

 

Both planning workshops were attended by over 75 stakeholders including contractors, non-profits, Energy Efficiency Board Members, and the utilities.



Resources


Overcoming Weatherization Barriers: A Survey of Resources to Address Barriers to Weatherization in Homes


Energy Futures Group developed a white paper that reviews currently operating programs that address barriers to weatherizing homes, and shares recommendations pertaining to accessibility, funding, and improved health. This paper examines program elements, gathers data on program use, and provides lessons learned. A sortable resources matrix offers a deeper review of existing programs in the Northeast, and national scope resources.

 

 

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Content last updated July 2022