The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is an energy efficiency and conservation program administered by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
Funding is provided by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, The Department of Energy, and The Department of Health and Human Services.
EmPower is a program of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) that provides free, energy-efficient appliances and lighting fixtures to income-eligible families and individuals.
You are eligible for FREE weatherization if someone in your household receives:
Since 1994, CEC has grown into the largest not-for-profit energy-conservation organization in New York State and holds the state’s largest contract for weatherization assistance services.
Through weatherization CEC has helped over 300,000 people save more than $270 million in utility costs and prevented the emission of over 750,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
Today CEC is a leader in the burgeoning energy-efficiency field. The company is a major provider of consulting and technical services for green buildings. CEC has expanded its programs to include green jobs training for the new green economy, the salvaging and reuse of building materials, and educating young people about their role in the future of the planet.
The ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings. Download
US Green Building Council (LEED) - Green Existing Schools Project Management Guide (PDF) and a Green Existing Schools Implementation Workbook Download
Collaborative for High Performance School Best Practices and Guidelines Download
The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning (Architecture) by Inc. OWP/P Cannon Design, VS Furniture, and Bruce Mau Design
Going to Green: A Standards-Based Environmental Education Curriculum for Schools, Colleges, and Communities by Harry Wiland and Dale Bell
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (2008). Building Minds, Minding Buildings.
Kats, Gregory. (2006) Greening America’s Schools: Costs and Benefits, Capital-E.
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. (2002) Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence.
Barrett, Peter and Zhang, Yufan. (2009) Optimal Learning Spaces: Design Implications for Primary Schools.