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Assistant/Associate Professor and Director LaHouse Resource Center

 Posted: Sep 30, 2021 | Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2021

Appointment: Tenure track, 12 month fiscal position with a 30% Extension, 30% Administration (LaHouse), 40% Research split.

Description: Serve as the LSU AgCenter faculty Extension Housing Specialist and Director of LaHouse Resource Center. Responsible for developing and providing statewide leadership and regional support for extension educational outreach programs and applied research on the application of research for sustainable, high-performance housing and its benefits – resilience, health and efficiency, as the primary program objectives.

About the LSU Agricultural Center: The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish. For more information, visit the AgCenter’s web site at www.lsuagcenter.com. Administratively aligned with the AgCenter is the LSU A&M campus’s College of Agriculture which oversees the teaching function. Many AgCenter faculty hold joint appointments with the College of Agriculture, so coordination is important.

 

General Responsibilities:

Research program development: Conduct research to address current and emerging regional issues and needs with regard to sustainable housing and resilient construction; research collaborations with local and regional partners are encouraged.

Resource development and management: Seek external support for priority programs via networking and collaboration, development of grant and contract proposals, fee-based industry training programs, facility rentals, book sales, fund-raising of gifts and in-kind donations, and other systems for self-generating funds. Manage the implementation of grant and contract projects secured.

Sustainable Housing program development: Conduct program needs assessments and audience analyses; develop targeted educational program designs and delivery systems to address current and emerging issues and needs; develop curricula and audio/visual teaching aids, Extension publications and videos, website and social media, mass media releases, marketing materials and evaluation tools; facilitate program delivery, implementation and impact evaluations.

LaHouse Resource Center: Lead, develop and manage LaHouse operations, staff, budget, facilities, educational exhibits, marketing, outreach and industry training programs (see LaHouse Strategic Plan for descriptions of Purpose, Vision, Goals, Target Audiences, Strategies and Actions).

Field faculty support: Respond to field faculty requests for housing-related information and program development assistance. Provide materials and tools to facilitate inclusion of healthy, resilient, and efficient housing education in their programs.

Professional development: Attend relevant professional meetings; review literature; consult with building scientists, colleagues, housing agencies and industry professionals; collect information to build expertise and remain current with research findings, technologies and their applications.

Organizational support: Serve on committees and task teams as needed by the LSU AgCenter and Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

 

Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. and experience in building science, engineering, architecture, systems technology, interior design, or related field. Demonstrated skill and effectiveness in collaboration, training and motivating diverse audiences, including professionals and general audiences. Effective oral and written communication skills. Education or experience in non-formal education, program development and management preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays, annual and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Date Available to Start: January 3, 2022

 

Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, three letters of reference, and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.)

 

For more information contact:

Jeffrey Beasley, Search Committee Chair

JBeasley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Phone 225-578-1029

 

Website: www.lsuagcenter.com

 

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact: Jeffrey Beasley, 225.578.1029, jbeasley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Energy Rater - Field Inspector Integral Building + Design (IBD)

 Posted: Sep 2, 2021

This entry-level position will be responsible for assisting with energy ratings for the certification of homes to  energy efficiency standards including RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS), NYS Energy Code, EPA  ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS, DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes, Passive House Institute-US (PHIUS+) and  other related programs. 

Integral Building + Design (IBD) is an independent company based in the Hudson Valley with offices in New  Paltz and Nyack, NY.  We’re dedicated to improving the sustainability and resilience of buildings, specializing in  Zero Energy and Carbon-Neutral performance goals.  We’re seeking an individual to join our team who has  high professional standards, is energetic and shares the core values of this mission-driven organization. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

The Energy Rater - Field Inspector will provide technical support to the IBD project teams for the completion of  energy ratings and related projects. Specific tasks related to energy rating systems include: 

  • Preparing energy models and compliance reviews for single and multifamily buildings   
  • Conducting inspections of job sites for compliance with energy rating systems   
  • Performing field tests at rough and final construction for program compliance  
  • Maintaining all files for program certification or review by a third party. 

Other responsibilities may include evaluating the energy performance of buildings utilizing applied building  science to identify improvements in building enclosures, mechanical systems and construction practices to  reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions while improving indoor environmental quality.  Training  opportunities will be provided including both course work and On-the-Job mentoring.   

Required skills, abilities and experience: 

  • Building science, residential energy evaluations, energy efficiency technologies   
  • Experience with reading/interpreting building plans and specifications 
  • Construction experience, project management or work in related trades 
  • Dynamic ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and related software applications 
  • College degree or equivalent technical degree 
  • Valid Driver license and clean driving record 
  • Able and willing to travel with use of personal vehicle for transportation to project sites 
  • Able to climb ladders and carry up to 50lbs, as necessary 
  • Availability and interest in full-time employment. 

Preferred skills and experience: 

  • BPI-Certification(s), USGBC LEED Green Associate, NATE or similar credentials 
  • Energy modeling experience:  REM-Rate, Ekotrope, WUFI, Wrightsoft, eQUEST, CAD or similar apps 
  • Familiarity with energy efficiency or green building programs including ENERGY STAR, LEED, Enterprise  green, Zero Energy Ready and Passive House 
  • General construction knowledge gained through hands-on experience  

Compensation and Benefits:  

Commensurate with experience, including: 

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Professional Development and Training 
  • Paid Travel 
  • Retirement / Matching IRA Plan

To Apply: Submit a Letter of Interest along with your Resume to:  contact@integralbuilding.com NOTE:  Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.    

Integral Building + Design, Inc (New Paltz, NY) is one of the leading energy rating companies in the  region.  Additionally, IBD provides an array of consulting services including mechanical system design,  commissioning, forensic investigations, measurement & verification (M&V), “real-time” energy &  indoor climate monitoring as well as research & development (R&D).   

Integral Building + Design, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Relevant EEBA Certifications

Healthier Homes Certified Building Professional
HERS Associate
High Performance Builder
Contact: Rebecca Cutler, contact@integralbuilding.com

Energy Rating Professional Integral Building + Design (IBD)

 Posted: Sep 2, 2021

This position will be responsible for performing energy ratings to certify homes and buildings to  energy efficiency standards, including RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS), ICC Energy  Conservation Code, ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, DOE Zero Energy, Passive House and other related  programs.   

Integral Building + Design (IBD) is an independent company based in the Hudson Valley with offices  in New Paltz and Nyack, NY.  Our team of building performance professionals is dedicated to  improving the sustainability and resilience of buildings.  We’re seeking an individual who has high  professional standards, is energetic and shares our core values of this mission-driven organization.     

Roles and Responsibilities:  The Energy Rater will conduct energy ratings for residential projects and coordinate communications  directly with clients.  Specific responsibilities related to HERS or other rating systems include: 

  • Preparing energy models for single and multifamily buildings; 
  • Working with clients to develop energy-efficient construction strategies; 
  • Conducting inspections of job sites for compliance with HERS and other rating systems; 
  • Performing field-based testing at rough and final construction for program compliance; 
  • Providing formal and informal trainings of sub/contractors to help them meet efficiency  standards and construct better buildings, including addressing building science issues and certification requirements;
  • Maintaining all files for program certification or review by a third party. 

Other responsibilities will include evaluating the energy performance of buildings and developing  improvement recommendations to achieve increased energy efficiency, reduced carbon emissions  and improved indoor environmental quality.  Evaluations will assess and address various building  systems including the thermal enclosure and mechanical systems as well as construction practices.  

Required skills, abilities and experience: 

  • Valid HERS / Energy Rater Certification  
  • Two or more years of experience conducting HERS Ratings
  • Building science, residential energy evaluations, energy efficiency technologies  
  • Competency with reading/interpreting building plans and specifications 
  • Construction experience, project management or work in related trades 
  • Dynamic ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, Ekotrope, REM-Rate and other related  software applications 
  • College degree or equivalent technical degree 
  • Valid driver license and clean driving record 
  • Able and willing to travel throughout the service area with use of personal vehicle for  transportation to project sites 
  • Able to climb ladders 
  • Able to carry up to 40lbs, as necessary 
  • Availability and interest in full-time employment    

Preferred skills and experience: 

  • Additional Rater certifications: ENERGY STAR Homes v3.0 / ENERGY STAR Multifamily New  Construction, PHIUS+ Rater or Verifier; USGBC LEED Green Rater 
  • Other related certifications:  Certified Energy Manager (CEM), USGBC LEED Associate, Building  Performance Institute (BPI) or similar 
  • Additional energy modeling experience: WUFI, Wrightsoft, eQUEST, CAD or similar  applications 
  • Previous experience with USGBC LEED, ENERGY STAR, Zero Energy, Carbon Neutral or Passive  House certified buildings 
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with utility rebate programs 
  • General construction knowledge gained through hands-on experience    

Compensation and Benefits:  

Commensurate with experience, including: 

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  • Professional Development and Training 
  • Paid Travel 
  • Retirement / Matching IRA Plan   

To Apply: Submit a Letter of Interest along with your Resume to:  contact@integralbuilding.com NOTE:  Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.    

Integral Building + Design, Inc (New Paltz, NY) is one of the leading energy rating companies in the  region.  Additionally, IBD provides an array of consulting services including mechanical system design,  commissioning, forensic investigations, measurement & verification (M&V), “real-time” energy &  indoor climate monitoring as well as research & development (R&D).   

Integral Building + Design, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Relevant EEBA Certifications

HERS Associate
Site Supervisor
High Performance Builder
Contact: Rebecca Cutler, contact@integralbuilding.com