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HERS Rater and Green Building Specialist- PA

Posted: November 23, 2021

Description: Innova Building Advisors, LLC, a Philadelphia-based building energy and sustainability services firm, seeks an experienced HERS rater and green building specialist with an interest in the affordable housing sector to join our New England office.  This is a front facing position requiring direct collaboration with developers, architects, engineers, building managers and contractors.   Duties include HERS Ratings and ENERGY STAR certifications; design review; green building program coordination and certifications; field inspections and testing, including blower door and duct blaster testing; supervision of field inspectors and junior staff.  This is a work-from-home position but will require frequent travel throughout New England and upstate New York.

Qualifications: ideal candidates have experience with EPA ENERGY STAR home or commercial certification projects, Enterprise Green Communities, ICC-700 NGBS and/or LEED BD+C programs.  Candidates must hold current credentials as a HERS Rater and be able to review and interpret construction documents including architectural and MEP drawings and specifications.  Strong preference given to candidates who also hold PHIUS+ Rater/Verifier, PHIUS/PHI CPHC, NGBS Green Verifier and/or LEED credentials.  Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills and expertise with MS Word and Excel applications.  Additional consideration given to candidates with backgrounds in construction or building maintenance.  Travel and vehicle required.  Innova offers flexible scheduling, competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package, including full health and dental, life insurance and vehicle allowance. 

Interested candidates will submit a brief written introduction describing why they are interested in this position to Adam Blackburn at

Minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

About Innova Building Advisors, LLC: Innova Building Advisors, LLC are consultants dedicated to raising the standard for efficiency and durability in affordable housing and making old buildings perform like new.  We offer comprehensive energy program certifications, green building consulting and building performance analytics along with a full suite of LIHTC application services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut. 

Adam Blackburn
Vice President and Principal

1548 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215.446.9945 Direct
917.755.2885 Mobile