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Title: Assessment of the US Department of Energy's Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Grant Program

Abstract

This report presents the results of an assessment of the Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) grant program that was administered by the US Department of Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office. Grants totaling $90 million were awarded to 101 local weatherization agencies located in 27 states. More than 15,000 housing units were touched by the SERC program. Close to 29,000 SERC technologies were installed and/or services delivered. The report summarizes the results of site visits to 27 agencies in which the following 14 technologies were observed: solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heaters, solar thermal air panels for space heating, tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, super-evaporative cooling systems, combination boilers and indirect water heaters, small-scale residential wind systems, cool roofs, masonry spray foam insulation, attic radiant barriers, mini-split heat pumps, and in-home energy monitors. The evaluation found that the national weatherization network is capable of installing and delivering a wide range of new and innovative technologies, but the usability and adoptability of some technologies may prove impractical for the weatherization network and the demographic for which it serves.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. APPRISE, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1407728
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2017/703
104871
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Lenahan, Tim, Bausch, Daniel, Carroll, David, Tonn, Bruce Edward, Rose, Erin M., and Hawkins, Beth A.. Assessment of the US Department of Energy's Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Grant Program. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1407728.
Lenahan, Tim, Bausch, Daniel, Carroll, David, Tonn, Bruce Edward, Rose, Erin M., & Hawkins, Beth A.. Assessment of the US Department of Energy's Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Grant Program. United States. doi:10.2172/1407728.
Lenahan, Tim, Bausch, Daniel, Carroll, David, Tonn, Bruce Edward, Rose, Erin M., and Hawkins, Beth A.. Sun . "Assessment of the US Department of Energy's Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Grant Program". United States. doi:10.2172/1407728. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1407728.
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title = {Assessment of the US Department of Energy's Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers Grant Program},
author = {Lenahan, Tim and Bausch, Daniel and Carroll, David and Tonn, Bruce Edward and Rose, Erin M. and Hawkins, Beth A.},
abstractNote = {This report presents the results of an assessment of the Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) grant program that was administered by the US Department of Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office. Grants totaling $90 million were awarded to 101 local weatherization agencies located in 27 states. More than 15,000 housing units were touched by the SERC program. Close to 29,000 SERC technologies were installed and/or services delivered. The report summarizes the results of site visits to 27 agencies in which the following 14 technologies were observed: solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water heaters, solar thermal air panels for space heating, tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, super-evaporative cooling systems, combination boilers and indirect water heaters, small-scale residential wind systems, cool roofs, masonry spray foam insulation, attic radiant barriers, mini-split heat pumps, and in-home energy monitors. The evaluation found that the national weatherization network is capable of installing and delivering a wide range of new and innovative technologies, but the usability and adoptability of some technologies may prove impractical for the weatherization network and the demographic for which it serves.},
doi = {10.2172/1407728},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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