Large Building Energy Efficiency Program Manager- Boston, MA
Organization: Institute for Market Transformation
Position Title: Large Building Energy Efficiency Program Manager
Location: Boston, MA
Hours and Compensation: full time, salary commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: February 2, 2014
Start Date: February 15, 2014
The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. The organization’s activities include technical and market research, educational outreach, and the crafting of building codes and other policy and program initiatives. Much of IMT’s work addresses market failures that inhibit investment in efficiency and green buildings.
Through a joint initiative establishing long-term partnerships with cities across the country, the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are working with the City of Boston to implement an ambitious plan that significantly reduces community energy costs and carbon pollution, creates local demand for skilled workers, and produces new market opportunities for private-sector investment in the existing building stock. As part of this initiative, IMT is providing on-site staff assistance to help the City of Boston develop and execute its plan.
Under the supervision of the City of Boston’s Director of Energy Policy and Programs, the Large-Building Energy Efficiency Program Manager develops and implements outreach programs to support the City’s climate action plan, achieve the City’s energy efficiency targets, and inform the City’s energy efficiency policy and strategy.
In particular, the Program Manager will help implement the City’s new Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) and the Renew Boston Strategic Plan for large commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. BERDO requires large building owners to report annual energy and water use to the City and to perform energy assessments or take energy actions every five years. The purpose of the ordinance—by ensuring that owners are aware of energy use and efficiency opportunities and by making this information visible to the real estate market place—is to encourage owners to make buildings more efficient and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renew Boston is the City’s program that partners with energy utilities to provide information, resources, and guidance to building owners and occupants on implementing energy efficiency, district energy, and renewable energy. The Large Building Energy Efficiency Program Manager will work closely with the Renew Boston Utility Program Manager, a full-time employee of Northeast Utilities/NSTAR designated to work in City Hall.
The Program Manager will bridge these two programs by:
• Assisting building owners in complying with BERDO.
• Working with building owners and real estate associations to ensure widespread awareness of BERDO requirements and coordinating this outreach with the development of BERDO regulations, guidelines, and forms.
• Working with building owners and real estate associations to ensure widespread awareness of Renew Boston and related energy efficiency resources.
• Working with the Renew Boston Utility Program Manager, a City Hall-based utility employee who coordinates large building energy efficiency outreach with utility administered energy efficiency programs.
• Helping to implement the Renew Boston Strategic Plan for increasing building energy efficiency.
• Assisting building owners and tenants in setting energy efficiency goals and identifying and implementing energy efficiency measures.
• Facilitating building owners access to energy efficiency, district energy, and renewable energy resources.
• In conjunction with the City’s utility partners, suggesting improvements and additions to programs to promote large building energy efficiency, district energy, and renewable energy.
• Participating in national program activities and facilitating communication between the national program and City of Boston activities.
• Working with City of Boston and IMT stakeholders and partners at the local, regional, and national levels, including academic partners, regional energy efficiency organizations, nonprofits or other companies, and federal agencies.
• Reporting on relevant activities in Boston to IMT and NRDC leadership.
• Developing a detailed work plan describing the objectives, goals, and responsibilities for the position, and taking action on that work plan.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must have at least six (6) years of professional experience in engineering, large building energy efficiency, building construction or management, or environmental science and policy.
• Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced setting.
• Knowledge of and familiarity with building science and engineering, project management, or environmental law and regulation preferred.
• Excellent analytical, verbal, and writing skills are essential.
Substitutions: Master’s degree in engineering, business, energy policy, or related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. Bachelor’s degree alone may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
How to Apply
TO APPLY: To submit an application for this position, email a resume and a brief cover letter with the position title in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is funded and employed directly by the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and located in the City of Boston Office of Environment and Energy. The position is full-time for an initial term of 18 months, which will commence when the position is filled, with the possibility of renewal based on overall project progress and employee performance.
IMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. IMT’s mission is to promote energy efficiency, green building and environmental protection in the United States and abroad. The focus of IMT’s work is energy efficiency in buildings. The organization’s activities include technical and market research, educational outreach, and the crafting of energy efficiency policy and program initiatives. IMT is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.imt.org.