Everyday Green works with clients to build better performing buildings. This position is for a professional interested in working in the building science field to diagnose and correct problems in homes and buildings. This position is a hands-on opportunity to work with real world projects. The job will involve working directly with architects, contractors, site supervisors, trade crews and building owners on properly designing and effectively installing green building measures.

Everyday Green works primarily with residential space types including new and existing single-family, multi-family and mixed-use properties. Everyday Green provides third-party testing and verification services for multiple green home programs including LEED for Homes, Enterprise Green Communities, the National Green Building Standard, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR Multi-Family High Rise.

This position requires a self-motivated professional that has the ability to problem solve, communicate clearly, think creatively, and convey building science concepts. There are opportunities for professional development, and a successful candidate will play an important role in helping to grow a small business.


Oversee technical rating services for clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. Responsibilities include client management, field inspections and ratings of new homes and multi-family buildings. An undergraduate four-year degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or other related fields is desired; and 3 – 7 years of professional experience. The successful candidate must be or become a certified HERS Rater.

Duties will include:

  • Project management overseeing multiple clients seeking to meet third-party green building certifications including consulting meetings, project tracking, scheduling and communicating performance results.
  • Overseeing HERS raters and ensuring consistent application of program requirements across all projects
  • Communicating green building program standards, code requirements and recommendations to builders, architects and owners / developers.
  • Performing site visits throughout the greater metro DC area to verify appropriate insulation levels and installation of program measures.
  • Performing blower door, duct blaster and flow rate tests.
  • Tracking and communicating inspection results.
  • Performing energy modeling from plans and construction documents using appropriate program-approved software.
  • Improving in-house rater tracking systems and processes.


  • Strong technical background in building science and green building rating systems.
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or other related fields.
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater certification strongly preferred. Ability to gain and maintain HERS rater certification within one  month of hire if not currently certified.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Self-directed with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communicator and ability to explain complex concepts to a variety of professionals and trade crews
  • Strong management skills to oversee and motivate team of field raters
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for 100 feet unassisted.
  • Strong math and geometry skills
  • Ability to read construction documents and plans.
  • Energy modeling experience with REM/Rate and/or eQuest, or other AHSRAE 90.1 approved modeling software tools.
  • LEED Green Rater preferred or ability to gain and maintain LEED Green Rater status.
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst certification preferred.
  • Ability to work outdoors, in basements, crawl spaces and attics. These locations often have extreme temperatures.
  • Excellent computer skills and communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Environmentally minded with a commitment to sustainability.
  • Understanding of mechanical, ventilation and duct system design and sizing standards.

Candidates will receive paid on-the-job training as needed. Candidates may be required to seek certifications and/or licensing related to this work. Opportunity to obtain Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst, LEED Homes Green Rater, National Green Building Standard Green Verifier, and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater certification. Reimbursement for fees related to training is required if employee leaves within 1 year of completion of training and/or certification.

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job, commitment to sustainability and experience by January 15th, 2014 to andrea@everydaygreendc.com with the subject line “Manager of Field Rating Services”. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Equal opportunity employer. No calls please.


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