Weatherization (WX) at Work for the Clients We Serve

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Newsletter   |   Apr 19, 2022

David Lindsey, WX Program Director

Central Kentucky Community Action’s Weatherization Program is fully staff and working to finish open projects to close out the 2021/22 fiscal year. CKCAC’s weatherization program experienced some setbacks to start out the new year with staff acquiring injury’s outside of work. We utilized that time to achieve new required trainings as well as cross train staff to meet requirements set forth by the US Department of Energy so if these incidences were to arise again we would be able to continue providing Weatherization services. As of January 1, 2022 CKCAC has 57 clients on the waiting list to receive Weatherization services. The Weatherization Program as of January 1, 2022 is providing weatherization services to our 8 county area with 7 completed units, 8 walkaways, 6 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 have to 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.

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 (WX) program is fully 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.