Weatherization Technical

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Kickin' and Trippin' over Knob and Tube

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Franklin 1 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This session will present an effective new measure developed at CHN to address the problematic insulation/ knob and tube restrictions/requirements to allow effective thermal and pressure boundaries without expending limited Health and Safety funding. Attendees will also hear about thermal/pressure boundary effectiveness comparisons to current measures suggested by SWS. The session, beginning with a description of the new measure, will allow attendees to breakout by region with CHN field staff to gather measures others using. A presenter-directed discussion on the information from the participants from breakout will make this an engaging and informative session.
The intended take away of the session is to use the national platform to share information on this new requirement and allow combined engagement to develop innovative options using existing audit software, such as NEAT, to ensure energy efficient, cost effective, and compliant thermal and pressure boundaries in WAP projects with existing knob and tube wiring.

Learning Objectives:

Don Watts

HWAP Program Manager
CHN Housing Partners

Currently serving as the WAP Program Manager with CHN Housing Partners in Cleveland, Ohio, Don has established a broad base of technical and administrative experience in 20 years of residential energy conservation and housing rehabilitation projects as field inspector, administrator, and independent contractor. Beginning as WAP Crew Leader for a rural CAA, he now manages the largest single entity WAP program in Ohio with a $3.2 million budget. Don has been a field technical monitor for CDBG and HOME Housing Rehabilitation Programs and assisted in incorporating energy audits/conservation measures into the Ohio Residential Rehabilitation Standards. He has contributed to Home Energy Magazine with an article, RX for WX, (May/June 2013), describing trials and tribulations in post ARRA times. He has served on the Board of the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development, Board of Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, and currently assisting Ohio’s WAP Technical Committee.


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