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Guides and Publications


Materials needed to administer the Weatherization Program. Includes field guides, weatherization manual, weatherization glossary, and maps.

SERC Report (.pdf)
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) launched Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) grants. 

Be Energy Smart and Do Your Part
Client education piece that explains how auditors inspect and weatherize homes.

Home Envelope Guide
This guide describes the basic components of a house that separate the outdoors from the indoors. Note: this is a large file (5 MB).

Mechanical Systems Field Guide
Minnesota Mechanical Systems Field Guide in pdf format.

Renovate Right Brochure
Describes safe lead practices and must be given to clients prior to weatherization. 

Weatherization Agencies Map
A map of all the weatherization agencies in Minnesota.

Weatherization Field Guide
Minnesota Weatherization Field Guide in PDF format.

Weatherization Glossary
Definitions, acronyms and abbreviations related to the Minnesota Weatherization Program.

Wrightsoft Step by Step Guide
Describes how to set the menus and toolbars within the Manual J software. Includes details on how to enter information related to equipment capacity and more.

Wrightsoft Sample Homes Guide
Shows a single story sample home modeled in the Wrightsoft software.