Fellow Michelle Nochisaki
We were proud to offer a 2016 Fellowship to Michelle Nochisaki. She’s been exposed to a wide swath of the home performance industry in her tenure at the Building Performance Institute, Efficiency First, and now the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative — an advantage that she’ll surely leverage effectively in her aspirations for the industry and personal career development.
From Michelle’s Fellowship application: “I am hugely inspired and energized by the work that our industry does and by the people who are invested in its growth and success. I’m committed to continuing along the home performance career path, and finding the roles where my skills can best be utilized. Over the next five years, I want to have solidified my role within the home performance industry and be known as an outstanding asset responsible for enabling the industry to reach its full potential.
I want to be bring homeowners into the fold through education and awareness. I want to create connections within complementary industries that will broaden and diversify our reach, and ensure home performance stays at the top of its game. I want to help change the industry environment to one in which women feel more comfortable joining the ranks. I want to facilitate international contractor success through service, tools and resources, and help develop a sustainable market-based industry for all.
I can’t think of another industry that matches the home performance arena in terms of untapped potential. There’s a constant forward-moving energy, and the feeling that the industry is always on the cusp of changing the world. I know for a fact that there are enough resources—people with incredible passion, creative ideas, and the willingness and ability to innovate—to do just that, and I want to be a part of it when we do.”
Michelle co-moderated the workshop Changing the Conversation at the 2016 Summer National Conference.