Weatherization Assistant Version 8.5
This version provides all the optional administration features provided in Version 8, but does not contain the technical improvements featured in more recent versions. Compared to version 8.4, this version provides greater flexibility in describing the characteristics of replacement windows, low-e windows, and storm windows in the National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT), including the ability to describe the replacement storm windows as being low-e. See the Update History
for a more detailed listing of the improvements made in this and more recent versions of the Weatherization Assistant. Use of the optional Geographical Information System (GIS)
to map client's residences requires an additional download and installation of two files. Click on the links below to download the latest release of Version 8.5 and associated materials for this version:
-The latest executable installation file for Version 8.5 released on May 13, 2009.
-Instructions for downloading and installing Version 8.5, which are the same as the instructions for Version 8.4.
Getting Started Guideline
-Guidelines that describes how to initialize a new installation of Version 8.5 of the Weatherization Assistant, create a new client, and start an energy audit for that client, which are the same as the guidelines for Version 8.4.
-Installation note for Version 8.5 on use of the Help feature with Vista and how to enter window characteristics into NEAT.