HERS Rater-Boston

New Ecology |

New Ecology, Inc. seeks candidates for the position of HERS Rater. This position is part of a growing team that provides green building services for a variety of new construction and existing buildings, and provides field verifications and inspections for HERS, Passive House, Energy Star and other rating systems. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced HERS rater who is interested in combining rating work with a larger role in helping building owners develop buildings that are high performance, healthy and better adapted to a changing climate.

This position is part of an organization-wide technical services team with expertise in HERS and other rating systems, energy modeling, construction inspections, site verifications, and energy auditing. The HERS Rater provides field support to New Ecology project teams and directly to clients. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who enjoys working independently but collaboratively with a knowledgeable team to conduct inspections, run models and provide impactful advice to our growing stable of clients.

New Ecology is an innovative, nationally-recognized, non-profit corporation. Our core work is providing energy efficiency and green building services that cost-effectively improve the performance, health and durability of buildings. Our clients are typically owners of multifamily housing, (with an emphasis on affordable housing) and community-based projects such as municipal, educational, and arts buildings. Projects include buildings that are being newly constructed, renovated, or are just seeking improved performance; see www.newecology.org.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing Ekotrope and REM-rate or related energy models for multifamily buildings;
  • Conducting inspections of job sites for compliance with HERS and other rating systems;
  • Providing formal and informal trainings of sub/contractors to help them achieve certifications and construct better buildings;
  • Performing field tests at rough and final construction for program compliance;
  • Maintaining all files for program certification or review by a third party; and
  • Regular travel to job sites and meetings is expected.


  • HERS certification and one or more years conducting HERS ratings
  • General construction knowledge (familiarity with reading plans and specifications a plus)
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Ekotrope modeling software and other design programs
  • Valid driver’s license and physical ability to inspect all aspects of buildings
  • Certifications such as PHIUS+ Verifier, LEED Green Rater, or BPI Multifamily Building Analyst a plus
  • Experience with ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction a plus

Schedule: Full time, exempt, preferred. Regular travel to local job sites and periodic out of state travel is expected.

Compensation: Competitive pay and generous benefits package. Professional development is a priority and we provide financial assistance for training and certifications.

To Apply:  Please submit your application (including resume and cover letter) at HERS Rater – Boston.

New Ecology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and looks forward to an inclusive hiring process. It encourages a broad range of applicants, including candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color and LGBTQ candidates.

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