[Bldg-sim] GBCI Seeks Energy Model Reviewers

Gail Hampsmire ghampsmire at gbci.org
Tue Aug 31 10:02:59 PDT 2010

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) seeks candidates for
the following position.  Please note that we are looking for multiple
candidates and you can either work remotely from home or on-site in
Washington D.C. 

See the job posting at:
ev> . 

Please forward resume and letter of interest with salary requirements
and title of position to jobs at usgbc.org or fax to 202-478-5046 attn:
Human Resources.

Energy Model Reviewer, LEED Certification

The Green Building Certification Institute <http://www.gbci.org/> , a
separately incorporated entity with the support of the U.S. Green
Building Council responsible for credentialing programs related to green
building practices as defined by industry systems such as the Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(r)) Green Building Rating
Systems(tm), is assembling a dynamic, integrated team of green building
specialists to provide technical expertise for LEED certification and
the advancement of the LEED Rating Systems and is particularly seeking
individuals with thorough experience in energy modeling to join in the
fall of 2010.

The LEED Certification Energy Model Reviewer serves as a primary
technical subject matter expert for the evaluation of projects pursuing
LEED Certification. This individual draws on cross-cutting knowledge of,
and direct experience with, the suite of LEED Rating Systems to serve as
a resource and problem-solver for technical issues pertaining to LEED.
This position can be performed in Washington, DC or remotely.

Specific Responsibilities Include 

Primary responsibilities 

*        Review project documentation for prerequisites and credits for
compliance with LEED requirements 

*        Provide expert review of EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy
Performance, and related credits 

*        Educate the LEED marketplace through comments and technical
advice to project teams 

*        Perform quality control (QC) review of work done by other GBCI
LEED Certification Reviewers and external review teams 

*        Provide technical support as needed to the LEED Customer
Service team 

*        Contribute to the continued development and increased technical
knowledge of fellow LEED Certification Reviewers through collaborative

Secondary responsibilities: 

*        Assist in developing, reviewing, and refining LEED programs,
policies and plans, as well as specific LEED credit language and
reference materials 

*        Assist in conceiving and developing improvements to LEED and
the certification review process based on personal knowledge and vision,
or user feedback 

*        Liaise with USGBC Technical Development team, LEED Technical
Advisory Groups, USGBC Resource Development team, USGBC Education team,
GBCI Credentialing team, and other internal and external groups as

*        Maintain currency of expertise by staying abreast of new and
developing industry issues and trends 

*        Other duties as assigned

Related Organizational Goals/Objectives 

*        Support GBCI's mission to become the premier organization
independently recognizing excellence in green building performance and
practice globally 

*        Encourage and accelerate global adoption of green building
practices through LEED standards, tools and performance criteria 

*        Offer a comprehensive portfolio of programs including technical
tools and services supporting LEED products to meet the diverse needs of
the building industry 

*        Provide technical expertise to other departments in the

*        Streamline LEED certification processes and procedures among
consultants and committees

Education and Training Requirements/Preferences 

*        Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in mechanical or
energy engineering or equivalent 

*        Professional engineer license preferred 

*        CEM certification preferred 

*        LEED AP required upon hire; with specialty preferred (BD+C,
ID+C, O+M) 

*        LEED Certification Reviewer certificate preferred (required
after hire)

Experience Requirements 

*        Minimum two years direct professional experience in mechanical
system design, energy modeling, commissioning and/or energy auditing 

*        Direct experience with at least 10 energy models for commercial
projects by consulting on, creating or reviewing compliance with ASHRAE
Std. 90.1, California's Title-24 or equivalent local code 

*        Experience with a variety of high-performance building
projects, including LEED projects 

*        Direct experience using energy modeling programs for commercial
buildings (eQuest, EnergyPro, Trace, HAP, Visual DOE, etc.) and
understanding of their input and output summary documentation 

*        Ability to read, understand and interpret building floor plans,
sections, site plans, construction specifications and operational

*        Detailed technical understanding of and experience with common
environmental building codes and standards (e.g., ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE
62, ASHRAE 55, Title 24, IPMVP Vol. III, IESNA RP-33, ASHRAE 189, IECC)

Othere Required Skills and Qualifications 

*        Excellent judgment, analytical thinking, and problem-solving

*        Detail-oriented and able to prioritize 

*        Experience serving in a technical consultative role 

*        Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including
technical writing 

*        Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues
in manner that is easily understood 

*        Strong interpersonal and customer service skills 

*        Ability to work well both independently and on teams 

*        Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office
suite and LEED Online 

*        Passion and commitment to USGBC mission

 Best regards,

Gail Hampsmire

On behalf of the

Green Building Certification Institute

2101 L St. NW, Suite 650

Washington, DC 20037


ghampsmire @ gbci.org <mailto:ghampsmire at gbci.org> 


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