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What were the top 5 residential green building videos for 2022?

This year we saw significant interest in our growing GHI residential green building education channel on youtube.

We hit 11,000 subscribers as people are genuinely interested in building better.

Our top 5 most viewed sessions of the year had heatpumps as a clear winner, with 10’s of 1000’s interested in ducted air source heatpump systems that we discussed in 2 different sessions. Next, there is growing interest in rainwater catchment and use for drinking or other water uses. Lastly, it appears more sustainable types of buildings are still huge in people’s interest as both natural buildings and alternative wall and insulation systems, which fell in our top 5.

So what are the top 5 residential green building videos of 2022?

All About Ducted Minisplits – 38k

Basics of Rain Water Harvesting – 30k

Introduction to Fully Ducted Air Source Heatpumps – 27k

Natural Building in cold, wet climates – 16k

Vapor Barrier, do we really need them? 8.5k

You can check out any sessions, anytime, on your time by going to our youtube channel here. Please consider subscribing, as we are updating new videos here weekly in 2023, and you will get an instant update.

If you wish to receive CEUS from watching these videos under AIA, GBCI, BPI, and more, you may consider supporting our work to keep these sessions going and get free CEUS by becoming a GHI member in 2023. Learn more and sign up here

Inflation Reduction Act Resources

https://www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy/?utm_source=cleanenergy.gov

https://www.justsolutionscollective.org/solutions/jsc-ira-analysis

https://www.rewiringamerica.org/app/ira-calculator

https://www.rewiringamerica.org/policy/inflation-reduction-act

https://snuggpro.com/blog/item/what-the-HOMES-rebate-program-means-for-states-home-performance-industry

“https://www.cleanegroup.org/the-inflation-reduction-act-is-a-game-charger-for-nonprofits-seeking-solarstorage/”

https://michigansaves.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Resi_IRA_FactSheet.pdf?utm_source=Michigan+Saves&utm_campaign=fe012fae98-Improvements+for+Genisys+Credit+Union_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bb6b47f5f9-fe012fae98-459912952

https://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/inflation-reduction-act

Program Manager Job Opening

JOB POSTING

TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGER

GreenHome Institute Overview

The GreenHome Institute (GHI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of “Empowering people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live.” GHI was established in 2000 and primarily operates virtually throughout the US and other locations throughout the world. GHI provides project consultation services for housing professionals and consumers for single or multifamily residential housing renovation or new construction development.

For more information, please visit our website: https://greenhomeinstitute.org/

Program Manager Position Summary

GHI is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Program Manager. The selected candidate will be responsible to manage GHI’s residential sustainable build program in compliance with USGBC, GreenStar, Enterprise Communities, and US Department of Energy policies and procedures. The Program Manager will assist the Executive Director achieve fund development goals. The Program Manager will also be responsible to conduct outreach with the intent to improve public policy and legislation in support of sustainable housing development.

Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Manager will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years of related home construction experience.
  • Be a credentialed LEED for Homes Accredited Professional and LEED for Homes Green Rater or able to earn LEED for Homes Accredited Professional Certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Ability to learn and quickly become conversant on changing technology and trends in the green home building industry.          
  • Ability to work independently, operate remotely, meet deadlines, and maintain accurate records, and develop and present program reports.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, update on progress, and communicate progress to the Executive Director.
  • Ability to work effectively within the building industry and be skilled at communicating effectively with diverse members, sponsors and interest groups.
  • Ability to collaborate with community members, government agencies, elected & appointed officials and other stakeholders.
  • Expertise at online file management systems and online webinar platforms.
  • Explore and recommend available improved technology platforms, as needed.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Possess strong time management skills.
  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills, Dropbox, and ability to learn additional software as needed.
  • Willingness to travel.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for the Program Manager is $45,000 to $60,000 annually, plus stipends for healthcare, professional development, and technology support. Reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, etc. is also provided.

Application Process

Interested candidates may submit their résumé and cover letter by 9.7.22 to:

José Reyna, Executive Director

GreenHome Institute

jose.reyna@greenhomeinstitute.org

Subsequent to receiving candidate materials, interviews will be scheduled for qualified candidates with a goal of selecting and extending an offer for hire by September 9, 2022.

JOB OBJECTIVE OVERVIEW

The Program Manager will oversee manage GHI program offerings and outreach in support of the GHI organizational mission. Under the direction of the Executive Director, general work responsibilities will include, but are not limited to management and administrative support for sustainable build projects, organizational outreach and public advocacy, and other duties in support of the organizational mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration of Sustainable Build Programs

  • Remain current with residential sustainable build industry knowledge, non-profit sector and/or low-income housing regulations.
  • Present knowledge in a wide range of mediums to reach diverse audiences via meetings, conferences, seminars, and webinars.
  • Responsible for social media outreach for sustainable build program services and public policy and advocacy related information.

Administration of Sustainability Certification Programs and Other Programs

  • Maintain relevant Green Build credentials as defined by governing agencies.
  • Serve as a Green Rater, as defined by Executive Director.
    • Responsible to follow USGBC policy and procedure guidelines for project administrative support, Green Rater service, and communication with USGBC as a LEED Provider Organization.
    • As Green Rater, responsible to follow USGBC process and procedure guidelines and communicate to and through the Primary Quality Assurance Designee (QAD).
  • Follow and execute the USGBC guidelines Green Rater procedures, maintain accurate records of and provide regular, detailed progress reports to the Executive Director.
  • Responsible to work in conjunction with Green Rater staff and consultants to review their work in compliance with USGBC guidelines, assist with project Green Rater scheduling and verification, live or virtual, and provide assistance with technical questions.
  • Responsible to develop, implement, and evaluate success of all programs in support of the GHI organizational mission.
  • Oversee the GreenStar Homes certification tool and the Zero Energy Capable program, and make recommendations for improvement as needed.
  • Responsible for Green Build certification duties, including but not limited to the following:
    • Administration, project consulting, rater, facilitator, project team relationship management, and ensure project quality assurance.
  • Participate in regular program meetings, prepare and distribute communications to Green Raters, and prepare annual report for program agencies. Under the direction of the Executive Director, assist to fulfill the GHI Strategic Plan and mission for future growth and success of the organization.

Fund Development Responsibilities

Fund Development revolves around three primary areas in relation to GreenHome Institute operations. The Program Manager will work with the ED responsible in establishing fund development, financial, and program impact goals via the yearly budget and strategic planning process. 

  1. Membership Development
    1. Establish and maintain positive relationships with existing and new members
    2. Recruit new members 
    3. Manage the membership management system
    4. Provide membership metrics and reports to ED
    5. Educate members on membership benefits 
    6. Develop and conduct membership training programs
    7. Contact expiring or expired members for renewal
    8. Develop partnerships to add member benefits
  2. Sponsorship Development
    1. Establish and maintain relationships with existing sponsors
    2. Recruit new sponsors
    3. Establish an effective sponsorship management process
    4. Maintain sponsorship management system
    5. Provide membership metrics and reports to ED
    6. Educate sponsors regarding sponsorship benefits 
    7. Contact expiring or expired sponsors for renewal
    8. Negotiate sponsorship fees and benefits
    9. Update sponsorship marketing materials as needed
  3. Donations – PM will work with ED to
    1. Manage donations through weekly webinars 
    2. Maintain donor metrics and provide reports to the ED
    3. Manage, maintain and update GuideStar 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related home construction experience.
  • Be a credentialed LEED for Homes Accredited Professional and LEED for Homes Green Rater or able to earn LEED for Homes Accredited Professional Certification within 1 year of hire.
  • Ability to learn and quickly become conversant on changing technology and trends in the green home building industry.          
  • Ability to work independently, operate remotely, meet deadlines, and maintain accurate records, and develop and present program reports.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, update on progress, and communicate progress to the Executive Director.
  • Ability to work effectively within the building industry and be skilled at communicating effectively with diverse members, sponsors and interest groups.
  • Ability to collaborate with community members, government agencies, elected & appointed officials and other stakeholders.
  • Expertise at online file management systems and online webinar platforms.
  • Explore and recommend available improved technology platforms, as needed.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Possess strong time management skills.
  • Excellent MS Office Suite skills, Dropbox, and ability to learn additional software as needed.
  • Willingness to travel.

GHI YOUTUBE CHANNEL SUBSCRIBER LIST TOPS 10,000

(June 30, 2022, Grand Rapids, MI) — The GreenHome Institute (GHI) today announced its YouTube channel has reached 10,000 subscribers. The GHI channel focuses on information related to building more energy-efficient, healthy green housing.

“We consider 10,000 subscribers a significant milestone in our outreach efforts,” said JoséReyna, Executive Director in making the announcement. “More people today are thinking about the impacts of climate change and the escalating costs of heating and cooling their homes over time. We are proud that the information we provide about energy efficient and healthy homes is reaching a growing audience.”

Buildings represent 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption annually, with residences alone encompassing up to 21 percent of that figure. Sustainable homes are designed and constructed to be as energy efficient, or energy neutral, and healthy as possible.

GreenHome Institute’s YouTube videos are hosted by GHI Program Manager Brett Little, who gives housing professionals and consumers alike a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of sustainable housing, whether it’s single-family homes, multi-family or mixed-use construction, new or renovated. Little speaks with architects, builders, homeowners, tenants, energy raters and others with direct experience in energy-efficient, net-zero homes. All GHI YouTube videos are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits for builders.

“We want to thank our YouTube subscribers for signing up and encourage them and everyone interested in healthy, green homes to enjoy and share the GHI channel,” Brett Little said. “We look forward to providing more information and personal insights into healthy green homes in the months and years ahead.”

More information about Green and Healthy housing is available at https://greenhomeinstitute.org/.

The GreenHome Institute, a DBA of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES) is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live.