Rachel Zoe LaMantia

Rachel LaMantia - The EnergyLogic Team

Senior Energy Rater

With EnergyLogic since November 2017

Professional Experience

Rachel 'Zoe' LaMantia is the Senior Energy Rater for EnergyLogic's newest division, Green Building Hawaii (GBH). She is a LEED Green Associate, a RESNET® Energy Rater, and IECC and ENERGY STAR® Certified.

Zoe, a native to Tucson, Arizona, home to some of the most beautiful painted sunsets, is an alumnus from the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at the University of Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and a Master of Science in Architecture, Design, and Energy Conservation.

Upon graduating, Zoe relocated to Colorful Colorado in 2017, where she began working for EnergyLogic. She progressed from a Rating Field Inspector (RFI) to a certified RESNET Energy Rater, a Quality Assurance Specialist and Trainer, and then a Quality Assurance Designee. Zoe now resides in Hawaii, the Aloha State, handling energy inspections and customer relations on Oahu.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

This job allows me to be hands on, instead of sitting behind a desk, I'm in the field performing tests on job sites, and I dig that! I love that everyday as an Energy Rater is different from the day before; you never know what you're going to get, it keeps you on your toes, and I like that!

What made you want to work at EnergyLogic?

I went to school for design and energy conservation in buildings, and upon completing my masters I wanted a job where I could learn about building science through hands on opportunities as opposed to through a book or in a class. This job fit that description perfectly. The final selling point for me were all of the wonderful and like-minded people whom I got to meet during my first week at EnergyLogic, I felt very welcomed and still do!

Rachel LaMantia - The EnergyLogic Team

Where did you study?

I went to the University of Arizona in Tucson. I received a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments and then went on to get my Masters of Science in Architecture, Design, and Energy Conservation.

What core value resonates with you the most and why?

"All for one and one for all" resonates the most with me because I've had numerous instances where another coworker at EnergyLogic has gone above and beyond to help me out when I've felt stuck. It really is a great feeling, and it only takes that happening once for you to want to continue to share that feeling with others. It's contagious in all the best ways!

How would you describe your job as an energy rater?

As energy raters it is our job to ensure the quality, comfort, and energy efficiency of homes. We do that by gathering data and performing tests. It's a hands on job where the learning never stops.

Do you have any unique hobbies/talents?

I have so many hobbies that sometimes I just don't know what to do with myself! I'm really into rock climbing, mainly indoors, but I'm hoping to get better at lead climbing so I can outdoor climb more often. Hiking, backpacking and camping make the list as well. It's a goal of mine to complete all of Colorado's 58 "14er's". During winter I enjoy snowboarding (not even a previously broken wrist could stop me from doing it). And last, but definitely not least, yoga and traveling, which have made themselves a way of life for me.

What tops your current bucket list?

To sell all of my personal belongings and buy a van that I can completely re-design and re-build. Then I want to travel all around North America and live the "van life". Of course, I'd be sure to make room for solar panels, as well as my rock climbing gear, my snowboard and my backpacking equipment.

Where have you lived?

For the majority of my life Tucson, Arizona was home base. While I was in college I would spend most of my summers elsewhere, including in Germany for 3 months, Minnesota for two months, Peru for 6 weeks and Thailand for 6 weeks. I also went back to Germany for 2 months to study abroad. But aside from Tucson, Denver is the only other place that I have moved to where I've actually registered my vehicle.

Rachel LaMantia in Vriksasana in front of mountains
Rachel LaMantia with monkey
Rachel LaMantia in Peru