The “weatherization” of 2M American homes is part of Presidental candidate, Joe Biden’s proposed energy policy. The aim is to reduce energy costs, consumption and emissions.
Hence, this data-file estimates the costs and payoffs of five different weatherization methodologies: attic insulation, air sealing, window upgrades, window coverings and smart thermostats.
We find the most cost-effective options are smart themostats and air sealing. Ballpark numbers, further details and implications are explored in the data-file. This adds to our recent work on the decarbonization of heat.