Board of Directors
The purpose of the Home Performance Washington board of directors is to engage members and support the mission of HPW by setting strategies, priorities and budgets, and delegating responsibility to accountable members who are supported and enabled to act.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the home or office of a member. Contact Us to ask about location and agenda. Board members serve for three year terms with one third rotating off each August. Let us know if you are interested in running for a future position on the board!
Officers - Through August 2013
To contact any of us visit our Contact Us page or leave a voice email by calling (425) 390-4503 and indicate the person to whom you would like the message to be forwarded.
The following priorities were adopted at our April 2012 board meeting. The order is not significant.
Our priorities for 2012 (incorporating notes from our last 2 Board Meetings and feedback since):
· MONTHLY MEETINGS: Focus on monthly meeting content in order to not only bring professionals together but to provide the learning opportunities our membership (including the Board!) are looking for. Provide BPI CEU's for HPW meeting attendance whenever possible. (This supports our strategy of bringing energy professionals together.)
· SUCCESSION PLAN: Create a succession plan for HPW Leadership, one that will work now and later to recruit excellent, passionate Board Members and Board Executives - including President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary.
· CONSUMER FACING MARKETING: Create and populate a Consumer-facing web-site. Facilitate opportunities for our volunteer members to get out in the public with our tri-folds or in cross-marketing efforts with others. (These supports our strategy of promoting awareness of the benefits of whole-house energy services. It also provides a meaningful search for our Service Providers.)
· MEMBERSHIP: Focus on membership by: recruiting a passionate membership chair; creating a membership renewal system that is effective and easy to use; maintaining our current membership by clearly articulating and delivering the benefits of membership; and growing our membership. Begin to consistently enforce the Service Provider Qualification requirements through membership renewal.
· POST-PROGRAM SOLUTION: Be an active part of the solution to create a sustainable local industry beyond our current Better Buildings Grant programs and other current energy conservation programs. To this end we are actively engaged in: 1) the 20/20 Refit Challenge (through formal participation in the 20/20 Exec Committee with Built Green and the NW EcoBuilding Guild, by convening the technical advisory committee, and by getting the word out with our members), 2) Community Power Works (through the SEIC and through professional relationships), and 3) Re-Power Bainbridge (through professional relationships). We will strive to convene these groups more, and provide them a voice in the industry.
· EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: Promote and organize - facilitate if necessary - opportunities for our members to get the education and certifications they need, such as BPI certifications and re-certifications.
· RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY: Board members will be clear about their areas of responsibility and declare those to the rest of the Board. Board members will be responsible and accountable to the board, and the membership, for their unique areas of responsibility.
· THE SOCIAL NETWORK EQUATION: Whether we are talking about drinks and networking in house or cross group socials with the NW EcoBuilding Guild and Passive House NW, HPW can and does provide an opportunity to let down our hair with folks we can benefit from sharing with!