The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has introduced a comprehensive Quality Work Plan (QWP) that will establish a benchmark for quality home energy upgrades. This plan defines what is required when federal dollars are used to purchase weatherization services and leverages the resources developed through the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project. Below you will find links to QWP guidance, as well as links to the individual requirements.
This QWP not only defines how home energy upgrade work should be done, but it also provides a prescription for communication, training, and the inspection of work throughout the WAP network. The plan is aimed to address three critical questions:
- What does quality work look like?
- How should workers be trained?
- How should home energy upgrade work be verified?
Links to Quality Work Plan Guidance
- WPN 15-4: Quality Work Plan Requirement Update - Effective October 21, 2014: This guidance provides updates to WPN 14-4 issued December 2, 2013. This guidance supersedes 14-4 and describes requirements to support and verify quality work in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
- Integrating WPN 15-4 into the WAP 2015 Application Package - This video provides information for Grantees in the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) regarding the Quality Work Plan and the WAP Application Package.
- 2014 Quality Work Plan Update Presentation - This presentation was given by Josh Olsen of the U.S. Department of Energy in May 2014 at the 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show.
Your Guide to the Quality Work Plan Requirements
The Quality Work Plan consists of four major requirements. To ensure that you are in compliance with the QWP, learn more about each of the following individual requirements: