Author: Jennifer Reilly (page 2 of 3)

Jobs Blog Posting: 3/11/2022

Assistant Director of Sustainability
and Environmental Studies Program Coordinator

Colgate University
Williamstown, MA
Application deadline: open until filled

PLAN Internships
Post-Landfill Action Network
Remote
Application deadline: March 27, 2022

Campus Sustainability Analyst
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Application deadline: open until filled

Trail Steward Internship
Williamstown Rural Lands
Williamstown, MA
Application deadline: March 18, 2022

Native Bee Research Assistant
Tufts Biology Department
Concord, NH
Application deadline: rolling

Clean Water Intern
Adirondack Council
Raquette Lake, NY
Application deadline: March 31, 2022

Lakes Region Conservation Corps
Squam Lakes Association
Holderness, NH
Application deadline: March 31, 2022

Green Infrastructure Program Analyst
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Queens, NY
Application deadline: rolling

Jobs Blogs Postings: 2/25/22

Regional Food Systems Coordinator
UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
Application deadline: rolling

Trail Steward Internship
Williamstown Rural Lands
Williamstown, MA
Application deadline: March 18, 2022

Summer Intern
Orleans Conservation Trust
Orleans, MA
Application deadline: March 4, 2022

Agriculture Fellow
The Food Project
Multiple Locations
Application deadline: March 11, 2022

Summer Environmental Educator Internship
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Horticultural Maintenance Intern
Recover Green Roofs
Somerville, MA
Application deadline: rolling

Summer Environmental Educator Internship
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
Application deadline: March 1, 2022

Summer Environmental Educator Internship
Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
Application deadline: March 1, 2022

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Climate Change Intern
The Student Conservation Association
Fitchburg, MA
Application deadline: April 23, 2022

Tufts’ Science and Engineering Complex Celebrated for Outstanding Sustainability

We are proud to share that Tufts’ Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) has received the Honor Award for the Boston Society for Architecture’s 2021 Sustainable Design Awards, recognizing the SEC as an “outstanding achievement” that “demonstrates the systematic integration of sustainability.”

One of most energy efficient research buildings in the world

We sat down with the designers of the SEC, Payette (a Boston-based architecture firm), to find out why the SEC stands out in the field of sustainable infrastructure. They told us that from the very beginning, Tufts Operations Division, led by Barb Stein, vice president for operations, set an explicit goal to make the SEC as energy efficient as possible. The project team researched the best performing sustainable buildings at the time and set a target to surpass those achievements. “Sustainability was considered in every decision,” the team says.

Image credit: Chuck Choi

These efforts resulted in a building that uses 70% less energy than a typical lab building, which are usually energy hogs compared to other types of buildings, and is certified LEED gold. Instead of demolishing existing buildings and starting new, the project built upon Robinson Hall and Bromfield-Pearson to join them together. This reduced carbon emissions during the building process and reused a large amount of building material. The Boston Society for Architecture cited this in their comments saying, “By saving an existing historic building and renovating another building (that was originally not included in the initial client brief), the existing building likely gained another 50 years of usefulness.”

Image credit: Chuck Choi

The SEC also features:

  • triple glazing on windows for temperature control
  • a solar panel array
  • ample natural light
  • a rainwater capture system
  • an ethical food sourcing café
  • efficient heating and cooling, including a heat recovery system that re-captures up to 72% of the building’s heat that would otherwise be lost

Breaking Ground

Payette staff accepting the Honor Award from the Boston Society for Architecture. Clockwise form the top: Robert Pasersky, Kevin Sullivan, Diana Tsang, and Andrea Love. Image credit: Paige McWhorter.

According to Robert Pasersky, Andrea Love, and Diana Tsang of the Payette design team, this recognition from the Boston Society for Architecture provides validation for the team’s efforts and Tufts’ drive to integrate sustainability into everything they do. “This building project was not just about checking boxes to label the SEC as a sustainable building, Tufts set ambitious targets early on and the project team never lost sight of those goals,” says the Payette team.

With much more work ahead of us to reach our university sustainability goals, Tufts is building constant momentum to make energy efficient upgrades big and small across all campuses. With the recent opening of the ultra-efficient Joyce Cummings Center, Tufts is accelerating its progress to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Jobs Blog postings: 1/14/2022

Zero Waste Program Manager
Town of Brookline DPW
Brookline, MA
Application deadline: January 24, 2022

Waste Reduction & Diversion Planner
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Concord, NH
Application deadline: January 28, 2022

Climate Program Manager
Duke University
Durham, NC
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Program Manager
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Boston, MA
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Climate Programs Regional Managers
Second Nature
Multiple Locations
Application deadline: January 28, 2022

Urban Mechanics Summer Fellowship
City of Boston
Boston, MA
Application deadline: January 18, 2022

National Park Service Internships for Latinx Students
National Park Service
Multiple Locations
Multiple application deadlines

Summer Associate, Power & Climate – Communications
The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY
Application deadline: February 20, 2022

GIS Intern
Town of Milford
Milford, NH
Application deadline: February 2, 2022

Policy Researcher
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Position open until filled

Sustainability Coordinator
Princeton Day School
Princeton, NJ
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Jobs Blog postings: 1/7/2022

Education and Outreach Program Administrator
Tufts Office of Sustainability
Medford, MA
Preferred application deadline: January 23, 2022

PLAN Atlas Fellowship
Tufts Office of Sustainability
Medford, MA
Application deadline: January 16, 2022

Events, Outreach, and Programs Intern
Tufts Office of Sustainability
Medford, MA
Application deadline: January 21, 2022

Planning Intern
City of Medford
Medford, MA
Application deadline: February 2, 2022

Right to Repair Internship
MassPIRG
Boston, MA
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Americorps: Summer Service Term
Green Iowa AmeriCorps
Various Locations, Iowa
Application opens February 2022

Multiple Internships
Real Food Generation
Remote
Application deadline: January 14, 2022

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