- Submitted by: United States of America
- Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- Location: United States of America
- Date of completion: 1976
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- This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Description/achievement of initiativeThe Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was designed to help achieve energy conservation, while simultaneously aiding low-income residents with their energy bills.
Source: The U.S. Department of Energy
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Funds are used to improve the energy performance of dwellings of needy families using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provides funding to states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments, which manage the day-to-day details of the program. These governments, in turn, fund a network of local community action agencies, nonprofit organizations, and local governments that provide these weatherization services in every state, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and among Native American tribes.
For Example, in 2008, more than 6 million homes were served.