Weatherization At Work For The Clients We Serve

Article By:  David Lindsey, Weatherization Program Director

Newsletter   |   Jan 12, 2024

The Weatherization Program is currently training and has hired 2 new staff. The Weatherization Assistance Program is currently updating the priority list for the new calendar year. The Weatherization Program is providing weatherization services to our 8-county area with 13 jobs in-progress. The Weatherization Program is fully staffed with an in-house crew, and we are utilizing contractors to perform HVAC and electrical work that we must perform to the dwellings receiving services. We look forward to the future of the new contract year of CKCAC’s Weatherization Program to progress and better serve our 8-county service area. We are excited to share CKCAC’s Weatherization Program received our contract for the DOE BIL funding in the amount of 1.2 million. We will be working extremely hard to hire new staff so we will be able to acquire all required training and certifications required to work within the weatherization program over the next few months. With the BIL funding we have been allocated funding to purchase new vehicles and equipment with the opportunity to offer services to qualifying multi-family projects/units throughout our 8 county service area.
Our goal with weatherization is to continue to reduce energy waste and assure the health and safety of each client we serve through testing consisting of aliening air and thermal boundaries, pressure diagnostics, heating system diagnostics, indoor air quality, and base load energy consumption diagnostics.
Central Kentucky Community Action Council Weatherization Program is fully staffed with a highly trained supporting and technical staff consisting of Josh Mattingly-Dwelling Needs Evaluator/Crew Leader, Mike Burden-Retrofit Installer, Andrew Salleng-Retrofit Installer, Cory Carpenter-Retrofit Installer and Barbara Garrett-Weatherization Administrative Support Specialist. We would like to say a huge thank you to all Weatherization Staff for their dedication to improving the quality of work and their dedication to ensure the health and safety of all the clients we serve.
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, DOE BIL, LIHEAP, East Kentucky Power, Kentucky Utilities, and Louisville Gas & Electric.