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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Accessing National Existing Home Energy Efficiency Funding” – Free CE Webinar
November 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
About this event
Did you know that across the country, there are county or non-profit-run weatherization action agencies that bring funding to people who are in need by reducing their energy bills and improving their home health? Learn about these programs and how we need your help to expand them in your community and/or understand opportunities for how you can get involved in delivering these programs.
Who should attend?
Homeowners who need help, local agencies assisting communities, landlords, developers, property managers, and contractors who work or want to work in residential housing.
Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in
- Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
- Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
- American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
- Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
- Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
- State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
- Understand the Weatherization Assistance funding available and what health, safety, and energy measures are involved
- Know where to get more resources locally to access this funding to design low-income housing improvement projects
- Articulate what a savings-to-investment ratio is and how it works with home energy upgrade measures
- Review training resources and opportunities to work in this industry
Speakers: Aimee Gendusa-English and Jonathan Ballew
Aimee is with the The National Community Action Partnership’s Energy Partnerships Project is funded by the US DOE to foster better leveraging relationships and opportunities within the Weatherization Assistance Program at the subgrantee level. Shebegan as a LIHEAP intake worker and community organizer with a group called Affordable Power to the People in Chicago back in 2000. From there she worked at Community Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA), and then at the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Illinois where she participated in the development, launch and oversight of the IL LIHEAP Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP). She also served on the state’s LIHEAP/WAP Policy Advisory Council as well as the Illinois Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Stakeholder Advisory Group, which oversaw the process of braiding utility EE funds into the IL WAP program. She has extensive experience speaking to and training various audiences. She is passionate about weatherization, community action, and energy justice. She lives in Chicago with three daughters, two cats and one dog.
Jonathan Ballew (NASCSP, Sr. WAP Manager) has served the Weatherization industry in a variety of roles, including Grantee Monitor, Subgrantee WAP Director, and an independent consultant. This has offered him a depth of knowledge of all levels of the WAP network and has solidified his commitment to eliminating barriers and supporting WAP stakeholders. Jonathan has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Montana, QCI certification, and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Building Performance Association and Energy OutWest. When Jonathan is not sleuthing into the facets of Weatherization policy, you can find him chasing his three young boys, wife, and enormous dog through the mountains around Helena, MT.