Michael Knapp, Director
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday (Holidays Excluded)
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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This is an energy conservation program that addresses measures to help eligible families to reduce their heating and cooling costs. This program now uses the National Energy Audit Computer Program (NEAT) to determine what measures need to be done on the home. These measures include but are not limited to attic, wall and floor insulation, reducing air leakage, sun screens, and heating repairs.
The home will also be checked for carbon monoxide prior to any work being done on the home. Any family, that refuses to allow KI BOIS to check for CO problems, will not be considered for program participation.
After workers visit a client's house and prepare a home needs assessment, information is entered into the NEAT Audit Program and this audit prints out what measures will be addressed on the house. Each measure is based on energy savings for that house.
The program is not a storm window and door program. These items will not be put on a house, unless it is recommended by the NEAT program.
Department of Energy Weatherization
Department of Human Services Weatherization Program
This is another energy conservation program. It is funded with LIHEAP dollars provided by the Department of Human Services. This program also uses the NEAT Computer Program to determine what measures will be done to the home.
DHS determines what families are eligible for this program. There is a longer waiting list for this program; LIHEAP case numbers are not required.
Even if you qualify for either of these programs, weatherization will not be done on your home for the following reasons:
The home needs too many repairs to protect our weatherization materials.
The house has a safety hazard, (i.e. gas leak).
The conditions of the house present a health hazard to the KI BOIS workers, (i.e. insect infestation, animal waste, open sewers).
Illegal activities are being conducted in the home.
The client is uncooperative, abusive, or threatening to staff.
Once these problems are corrected, then the family will be re-considered for the program participation.
Participants are selected by a priority rating system. There is a waiting list in most counties.