WAP - Weatherization Research, Reports and Newsletters

Our First Weatherization Newsletter Has Arrived!

CRANSTON - The state Department of Human Services released its first Photo of Child Care woman and a male child. Located on the Child Care Assistance Program Research, Reports and Newsletters PageWeatherization Newsletter in the Spring of 2019 for providers and families who use these services.

The publication aims to inform and help all make the best, informed choices for our customers.

This edition includes an introduction to our Weatherization team, a coming soon hotline, upcoming trainings and program improvements.


Rhode Island Weatherization Field Guide
Standard Work Specifications (SWS) Aligned Edition

The 2019 Rhode Island Weatherization Field Guide outlines a set of best practices for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Photo of Child Care woman and a male child. Located on the Child Care Assistance Program Research, Reports and Newsletters Page Weatherization experts collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) first developed the standard work specifications (SWS) in 2009.

This version presents procedures to analyze and retrofit existing buildings for energy efficiency, health, and safety. It gives details and outcomes for weatherization measures that are required when an agency selects a weatherization measure, based on its cost effectiveness.