Weatherization at Work

Article By:  David Lindsey, Weatherization Director

Newsletter   |   Apr 08, 2019

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Weatherization Program is in full swing and performing weatherization services in our eight-county service area. As of the end of December 2018, CKCAC’s weatherization program had completed 25 homes with 11 walkaways. As of January 1, CKCAC had 30 clients on the waiting list to receive services. The Weatherization Program is fully staffed with an in-house crew, along with contractors to perform HVAC, electrical work as well as weatherization that we have to perform to the dwellings receiving services

Staff includes highly trained supporting and technical staff personnel consisting of Denny Baxter, Dwelling Needs, Evaluator/QCI, Dustin McGowan Crew Leader, Aaron Haycraft, Retrofit Installer, Bob Turci Retrofit Installer, and supporting staff Barbara Garrett, Payroll and Weatherization Assistant.

Our services include testing of aliening air and thermal boundaries, pressure diagnostics, heating system diagnostics, indoor air quality, and base load energy consumption diagnostics. Weatherization staff attended training in the months of January and March to obtain new certifications, which are now required by the US DOE to participate in the weatherization program.

Denny Baxter will be attending training in the month of April to obtain his certification of BPI Energy Auditor as required by the DOE. We would like to say a huge thank you to all weatherization staff for their dedication for improving the quality of work and the dedication to ensure the health and safety of all the clients we serve.

CKCAC’s weatherization program has received funding from both DOE and LIHEAP with DOE funding of just over $260,000 and LIHEAP being just over $699,000 for 2018/2019. Central Kentucky Community Action Council has leveraged funds from utilities to expand the reach of the Weatherization Assistance Program. This year we are leveraging funding from DOE, LIHEAP, ATMOS, East Kentucky Power, Kentucky Utilities, and Louisville Gas& Electric.

Our goal is to continue to reduce energy waste and assure the health and safety of each client we serve. We look forward to the future of CKCAC’s weatherization program to progress and better serve our eight-county service area.