Weatherization at Work for the Clients We Serve

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Newsletter   |   Jul 13, 2022

David Lindsey, Weatherization Program Director

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Weatherization Program (WX) completed the fiscal year 2021/22 with 21 jobs deferred and 12 jobs completed. CKCAC’s weatherization program received both compliance and technical monitoring this year with good reviews. Reviews show great improvements to the program in both technical and field monitoring. The Weatherization Program has 51 clients on the waiting list for weatherization services to start the 2022/23 fiscal year. As of July 1, 2022 we are providing weatherization services to our 8-county area with 2 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 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.

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’s Weatherization Program is staffed with a highly trained supporting and technical staff consisting of: Denny Baxter, Dwelling Needs Evaluator EA/QCI; Josh Mattingly, Crew Leader: Tessa Hinton Retrofit, Installer; and supporting staff Barbara Garrett, Weatherization Manager. We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to all WX 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.

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, Big Rivers Electric, Kentucky Utilities, and Louisville Gas & Electric.