HERS Rater (Charlottesville, VA)

Job Announcement – HERS Rater (Charlottesville, VA)

Think Little, a building science consultancy based in Charlottesville, Virginia,seeks an experienced RESNET Home Energy Rater for a full-time position.  Highly qualified candidates will have 4+ years recent experience and 50+ ratings completed. The Rater will work with leading production and custom home builders.  http://think-little.com/2015/07/17/think-little-is-hiring/

in a real estate market in which more than 75% of new homes received HERS Ratings in 2014, without local, state or utility incentives. Day to day work will include a mix of field work (inspections and testing) and office work (energy modeling and documentation). Proficiency with Rem/Rate and Microsoft Excel is essential. Experience with green building and energy efficiency programs

including EarthCraft, Energy Star, DOE Net Zero Energy Ready and PHIUS+ is helpful.  Experience with SketchUp, Wrightsoft’s Right Suite, THERM, PHPP, WUFI, BEOpt and other building science-related software is helpful, but not required.  Knowledge of ACCA Manual J, S and D procedures is helpful, but not required.

Think Little will provide in-house as well as outside training opportunities on topics such as advanced diagnostic testing, Net Zero design, HVAC design, thermal bridge modeling and hygrothermal modeling.

The ideal candidate will have an inquisitive mind and a passion for buildings and how they work.  Think Little’s principle, John Semmelhack, is a leading low-energy building practitioner and teacher with extensive experience with Passive House and Net Zero energy homes.   Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please contact info@think-little.com for more information or to submit a cover letter and resume.