This page provides information for Applicants and Energy Auditors. It covers the responsibilities of the Energy Auditor, detailed forms for completion of energy audit services and other information.
TRC Solutions has been hired by HMFA, through a competitive bid process, to provide technical support, review WAP plans and quality assurance inspection services related to submitted energy audits and Weatherization scopes of work for HMFA. Energy Auditors and Applicants are welcome to contact TRC for questions related to the energy audit details, health & safety inspections and scope of work development based on generated Savings-to-Investment Ratios (SIRs).
Energy Audit companies that are approved NJ Pay for Performance (P4P) partners and attended the mandatory Weatherization training are eligible to perform energy audit and project support services. A list is provided to the right.
The WAP Plan Document Format and Tables documents have been updated as of 4/20/2011. The WAP Plan submission checklist has been updated as of 4/19/2011. Please see the revised documents to the right in the Related Documents section.
EA-Quip is used for multifamily buildings (buildings with 5-units or more).
You can complete one model for each building type.
NEAT is used for single-family buildings (buildings with 5-units or less).
The Priority List can be used as an alternative to using NEAT to develop a scope of work for single-family buildings. You must complete the form provided on the right for each building instead of completing an energy model.
All participating properties must have a 100% unit-by-unit health and safety inspection prior to submitting the WAP Plan. A unit-by-unit H&S Inspection needs to be completed both pre-construction and post-construction.
(a) Please complete the Health & Safety Pre-Construction form each dwelling unit and the common area
(b) Please complete the Heating System form while doing the unit-by-unit H&S walkthroughs - for units and common areas
(c) Please complete the Health & Safety Post-Construction form each dwelling unit and the common area
(d) The resident sign-off form needs to be signed by tenant prior to payment of construction funds for work completed in that unit.
Note: NJHMFA will be providing copies of the Lead Safety pamphlet to the energy auditors.
Note: Pictures of window and DHW replacements are required for each and every unit in which work is being performed.
As a part of the WAP Plan and Scope of Work development please do the following:
In order to replace refrigerators, their energy use must either be found in the AHAM refrigerator database or on the energystar.gov database. Otherwise, at least 10% of each model number to be evaluated for replacement must be metered for at least 2 hours to confirm existing energy consumption. For detailed info on refrigerator replacement, see the NJ DCA Bulletin provided to the right. Also, for more information, see the following website: http://www.waptac.org/Field-Standards-and-Guides/Refrigerator-Guide.aspx.
When modeling in EA-Quip - the energy usage of several different models of fridges cannot be averaged in order to derive the SIR; instead, the refrigerators must be looked at on an individual basis. While EA-Quip recommends refrigerator replacement in general - it needs to be evaluated unit-by-unit.
No refrigerator may be replaced unless it can be found on the pre-1993 database from WAPTAC or unless its energy consumption was determined using the Energy Star refrigerator database or metering. No other energy consumption references are allowed by DCA. Additionally, the refrigerator energy savings tool provided on the WAPTAC website can be used to determine the level of energy savings required for each refrigerator to justify replacement. The calculator shows the breaking point energy savings needed in order to achieve an SIR of 1 between an old refrigerator and a replacement refrigerator.
For example, if the EA-Quip model shows an electric rate of $0.18, the energy consumption of the new fridge must be at least 256 kWh less than the consumption of the old fridge
Finally, (1) "missing" refrigerators cannot be replaced as per DCA bulletin #418. You must remove an old one and replace it with a new one. And, (2) if no replacements are required at a given project, we still need the energy usage of all models in an inventory and a justification as to why replacement is not recommended.
Additionally, we were able to use the refrigerator energy savings tool provided on the WAPTAC website to determine the level of energy savings required for each project. With this information, the refrigerator calculation tool provides guidance to each energy auditor as to the level of kWh/yr savings that are required for a refrigerator to qualify for replacement.
Please provide a table with the following information for ALL refrigerators in each apartment:
- Model numbers and brand
- the energy consumption of each model derived from the federal Energy Star website OR
- if applicable, an indication of whether it appears on the pre-1993 WAPTAC list
- Indicate if unit should be replaced or if it is a candidate for direct metering for potential replacement
- We need the exact number of refrigerators that are eligible for replacement for each project according to the guidelines
Funding for the Refrigerator Replacement measure is limited to the cost per refrigerator as negotiated by DCA.
Here are contacts for:
Sears - Lenin McFarlane 201.923.5260
Lowes - Eric Baez 215.307.0170
ABL - Tracy Erickson - 732.438.1400 x100
Order forms, credit application and specifications can be found here and on the Weatherization Contractor page.
Please note that NJ DCA has negotiated fixed pricing and delivery pricing with Lowes and Sears.
This needs to be taken into consideration when developing bid documents.
The order forms can be found HERE, on the MF WAP Contractor's page.