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System for Identifying and Reviewing Technologies and Techniques (SIRTT)

The System for Identifying and Reviewing Technologies and Techniques (SIRTT) provides the means for innovative protocols, procedures, and/or new materials to be reviewed and approved for use in the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), or a new material already approved for use in the Program to be approved for use in a new procedure. The site can also be used for WAP network practitioners to share new ideas, product technologies, and/or techniques with the network.
New Materials approved for use in the WAP are established by regulation. Appendix A lists standards for materials allowed to be used in the Weatherization Assistance Program, with the specific language:
10 CFR 440.21(b) Only weatherization materials which are listed in Appendix A to this part and which meet or exceed standards prescribed in Appendix A to this part may be purchased with funds provided under this part. However, DOE may approve an unlisted material upon application from any State. . .
. . .These materials are incorporated as they exist on January 3, 2002 and a notice of any change in these materials will be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. (Page 1, Paragraph 6, Appendix A – Standards for Weatherization Materials)
The materials listed in Appendix A are generic in nature (materials as opposed to brand name products) and are generally approved for their energy savings and safety characteristics by large independent institutions representing industry segments, independent testing agencies, or government agencies.
The SIRTT is also intended to be a mechanism for identifying new and emerging technologies/techniques as well as those that are developed/applied in the field, but are not widely integrated. It provides a technology transfer mechanism for the network and a national forum for peer exchange.
The web site provides instructions for submitting technologies/techniques.
If you have questions about SIRTT, please contact us.