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Become a Home Energy Auditor through City-sponsored training program

DORAVILLE, Ga. – The City of Doraville, using Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is increasing the energy efficiency of its homes by training and deploying skilled technicians to conduct energy audits. The City will train and certify three technicians through a program approved by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET,) a nationally-recognized standards making body for home energy efficiency rating systems.

A home energy auditor thoroughly evaluates an existing home to determine where and how energy is being lost, what heating, cooling, lighting and kitchen equipment are operating inefficiently and what improvements can be made to enhance occupant comfort, improve the home’s durability and lower the utility bills. The auditor provides a detailed cost/benefit estimate that homeowners can use to prioritize their home energy improvement projects. Also, a completed audit may help qualify homeowners for certain federally sponsored mortgage products.

The results of this audit are referred to as a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) rating. The technicians who receive certification through this program are referred to as HERS Raters.

To become a certified Home Energy Rater, candidates will first attend an intensive 8-day Training class. All must pass an online core competency test at the conclusion of the class. This class will be conducted in the Metro Atlanta area January 31, 2011 – February 9, 2011.

After the class, each candidate then performs three provisional home ratings in the City of Doraville with the assistance of a RESNET-accredited rating Provider.

The Provider will then issue a RESNET Home Energy Rater certification to the candidate.

The City of Doraville is now accepting applications from those wishing to become Home Energy Raters. The City of Doraville will arrange and pay for their training and certification, and provide the equipment needed for their provisional home ratings. Upon receipt of their HERS certification, program participants are then free to apply their skills as a independent contractors or along the career path of their choosing.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and possess the physical ability to access and observe multi-story buildings without special accommodations and to utilize basic hand tools and measuring instruments. They also must attend the training class on January 31, 2011 – February 9, 2011.

Preference will be given to these candidates:

City of Doraville residents

Previously employed in the building and construction trades, such as carpentry, roofing, HVAC, and electrical.

Proficient with arithmetic and basic algebra.

Possess a laptop computer running Microsoft Windows.

All interested parties should apply at once but no later than Monday, January 10, 2011. Please mail, email or Fax a resume and cover letter as follows.

Mail: Doraville City Hall, 3725 Park Avenue Doraville, Georgia 30340, Attn: Luke Howe, Re: Residential Energy

Email: (attached documents in MS Word or PDF formats, only) To: Subject: Residential Energy Auditor

FAX to: Mr. Luke Howe, 770-936-3862, Subject: Residential Energy Auditor

The City of Doraville will inform all applicants about their status in the program by January 21, 2011. For more information about RESNET programs and career opportunities as a Home Energy Rater, please visit:

Please direct all questions about the Home Energy Auditor Program to Luke Howe via email or phone (770-451-8745

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