The explosion of population and growth in our country during the post World War II years soon caused congress to look at resources and the conservation of energy. Energy suppliers and utility companies were asked to make homes more efficient. Conservation of energy became a high priority. Homes and businesses were large users of energy, and they instantly became targets to make them more efficient and to conserve energy.
The Weatherization business was born.
As more companies came on board, it became evident that standards and measures were going to be needed. Contractors and suppliers in the Northwest soon found the need to share information with each other, that need was the main reason that caused them to organize, and the AWCSW was established. The originators of the association helped develop standards, authored specifications, directives, and gave the Northwest weatherization its grass roots.
In the past, many companies and suppliers associated with the WAW have not only helped save large amounts of energy by weatherizing homes and businesses, they have helped improve the community in many ways. By combining resources, supplies, and skills, together they have taken on community projects by updating and weatherizing homes for the elderly, handicapped, and low income families
Goals – Conserving Earths Resources.
The need for conserving energy continues to grow. There is a greater need to improve the use of our resources in our everyday lives. Implementing new ideas and installing improved products to conserve energy is an important goal. Sharing information and ideas through the association will prove to be valuable in the future as it has been in the past.
The Weatherization Association of Washington is a membership organization which brings together residential energy professionals. We have brought together service providers, energy conservation programs, educational institutions, suppliers, and other stakeholders through education of economic development for an effective whole house energy retrofit industry in Washington State. Our members offer residential energy audits, weatherization training, window replacement, and whole house weatherization. For more information, contact us at email or call us at 425-243-7294 to talk to a representative about our organization.
Support and Training.
The network of professional support and training available through the WAW is incredibly valuable. Your membership in the WAW is a valuable resource for answers in this constantly evolving industry.
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