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Blog Update: “Unwrapping Building 574″ is Now Available!

The Office of Sustainability is proud to present Part 1 of Unwrapping Building 574, a three part blog on Tufts’ current building project.

Building 574 represents the future of sustainability on Tufts Campus, with green initiatives designed into the building. Due to the uniqueness of the site and age of the building, the project requires some unique initiative and planning to make such a concept feasible. Communications intern Timothy Grant interviewed Ray Santangelo, the project manager, and one of the building’s head architects, David Kasdish, on 574 and what it means for sustainability. Even without a background on the subject, the interview is fascinating and easy to follow. Part 1 includes the history of building and some initiatives to include sustainable design. Part 1 is Available Now!

Programmes Officer, Int’l Water Association (Mexico)

DEADLINE: March 5, 2014

The International Water Association is recruiting a full-time programs officer to be part of its programs team supporting the development, implementation and dissemination of various projects. The programs officer will support the thematic program: Water, Climate and Energy, with a particular emphasis on a new project working towards achieving carbon neutral water and wastewater utilities, as well as the wider urban water cycle. Furthermore, the incumbent will also provide support to projects and activities related to the utility member segment of IWA. To Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and two references to: recruitment@iwahq.org before March 5th, 2014. Learn more.

Energy Coorinator/Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston, MA)

The regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner to help achieve MAPC’s local and regional clean energy goals. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. The Coordinator/Planner will work closely with other staff at MAPC, state agencies, local officials, community groups, businesses, and institutions to promote clean energy efforts in Metro Boston. Learn more.

Residential Energy Efficiency Activist (Winchester, MA)

Intern would encourage residents of Winchester MA to take energy conservation and efficiency measures. Some independent initiative expected, but guidance and partnership is to be provided by members of the local non-profit, Cool Winchester.  Possible activities to be developed include: Weekly environmental articles provided to two local newspapers, a middle and high school sustainability ideas “challenge” with prizes, environmental presentations to a variety of groups and at other events in Winchester, a town wide “call to action” to take environmental measures. It is hoped the intern might come up with additional, creative ideas. Intern will network with various environmental activists in town. Intern would meet with members and others in homes or public places in Winchester, but would otherwise work largely independently. Hours & Stipend: 10-20 hours per week, $15/hr. Dates: Beginning work first week of June, 2014. To extend through August, 2014 – or beyond if desired by both parties. Contact: Carolyn Starrett, Winchester, MA 781-729-9022. cstar10@concentric.net

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Eco-Reps Update: Green Campus!

-by Angie Bell

If you’ve mastered composting and are looking for more ways to show your sustainability spirit, now is a great time to start! There are some really awesome events coming up soon that are sure to get you pumped to go green.

As you may already know, RecycleMania is in full swing! Keep up that meticulous recycling because trashes are still being graded until the end of March. Preliminary grading put Tilton, Carpenter House and Wilson House in the lead with A minuses, but it’s not too late for your dorm to take the lead! If you have any questions about what is recyclable in your dorm, your eco-rep is here to help! Also, keep in mind that Tufts Campus will get a collective grade and then be compared to other schools. This is a great chance to show that environmental responsibility is a priority here at Tufts!  Results will be out the first week of April, and the winning dorm gets to bounce around in one of these babies:

If that doesn’t spark your competitive spirit, I don’t know what will!

If you are interested in energy usage (we know we are!), the Tufts Energy Conference is another event coming up on March 8-9. The theme of this year’s conference is “Shifting Dynamics in Emerging Markets” and it will feature several experts and professionals as keynote speakers, an energy showcase of innovative projects and technologies, interactive small-group discussions, and an exciting competition where student innovators can pitch projects to win seed funding.  Whether you’re already an expert or you just want to get your toes wet, this is a great opportunity to learn from the pros!  If you want to learn more about the conference or register to attend, visit the conference website.. And while you’re at it, reduce your energy usage in the dorm by:

  • Unplugging electronics
  • Turning of your power strip
  • Turning off your laptop overnight
  • Turning off the lights when you’re not around
  • Choosing the woolens setting on the washing machines (they do the same job with less energy!)

As always, if you have any questions regarding these events or sustainability in the dorms, contact your friendly neighborhood eco-rep for answers! Hope you all have a wonderful (and environmentally friendly J) week!

–Angie (Eco-rep for Carm)

Market Strategies Program Manager, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (“NEEP”) is seeking a Market Strategies Program Manager to manage NEEP’s regional projects to accelerate the adoption of highly efficient emerging technologies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.  A member of NEEP’s Market Strategies Team, this full-time position manages NEEP’s Emerging Technologies initiatives and its new Commercial Advanced Lighting Controls (CALC) project as well as supports the development of regional initiatives.  This position reports to the Director of Energy Efficiency Strategies and interfaces with NEEP’s sponsors, partners, state and federal agencies, and the energy efficiency industry.

Learn more.

Faculty Position Available: Sustainability and Environmental Policy- Quest University Canada

Quest University Canada invites applicants for a full-time continuing faculty position in the area of Sustainability and Environmental Policy. The University seeks applications from individuals who show evidence of innovative pedagogy, collaborative teaching, and creative curriculum development across disciplines.
The University invites applicants with a background in life, physical or social sciences, and demonstrated research contributions in scientifically based sustainability and environmental policy. Areas of study could include climate change, air, water or soil quality, energy use, waste management, agriculture, forestry, urban development, technology, or socio-ecological resilience. Those with research foci in wildlife conservation biology, marine conservation, protected areas, or ecology need not apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a) strong quantitative and data analysis skills, and/or GIS skills, and b) expertise in US and/or Canadian environmental policy.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in and desire to develop interdisciplinary Concentration courses and teach Foundation courses across the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.  A PhD (or equivalent) and demonstrated teaching experience are required. Applicants must have taught, led and designed at least one, 40+ hour university-level course. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply.
All applications must include (1) a cover letter of no more than two pages (a) demonstrating familiarity with the Quest academic program, (b) specifying how your specific previous research or teaching experiences make you qualified to teach Foundation courses across at least two of our academic divisions, (c) discussing which interdisciplinary courses you can create for our Concentration program and how it will expand our current offerings to Quest students, and (d) explaining what you can contribute to our innovative curriculum; (2) a curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three references, and (3) a one page statement of teaching philosophy. Applications should be sent to lsfaculty@questu.ca. The start date for the position will be August 1, 2014.

 

Energy and Resource Steward, U Texas Austin

Engage and educate building occupants on a daily basis to achieve new behaviors that result in conservation. Routinely audit and walk buildings to understand how resources are measured and consumed. Coordinate with building operations, maintenance operations, engineering, and utilities staff to identify and resolve resource conservation issues and implement building schedules and other conservation measures. Perform basic calculations to determine resource consumption, savings, and life cycle cost analysis of conservation measures. Assist in the development of campus wide conservation initatives. Organize and hold building events, such as building open house or orientation, to engage building occupants and promote the Energy and Resource Conservation program. Work collaboratively with academic, athletic, auxiliary, student and administrative organizations to further building- or department-specific conservation programs and develop building operation schedules and other sustainable building operations. Perform analysis and provide management level reports as required.

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Vice Present, Climate and Energy Programs, CERES (Boston)

Ceres is seeking a Vice President of Climate & Energy Programs to lead strategy, initiatives, and sector-based programming in a fast-paced, not-for-profit, organization with a $9+ million budget. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced professional to build on Ceres’ solid achievements in promoting a market-oriented change agenda, in engaging businesses and investors, and in mobilizing them to take action in ways that further the public and environmental good. To apply, email a resume and cover letter directly to maureen@msalkinassociates.com

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Inside Sales Specialist, Rethinking Power Management (RPM) (Boston)

Are you passionate about Sustainability? Do you feel you can make a difference? Are you entrepreneurially-minded? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? If so, RPM may be the place for you. We are seeking an enthusiastic team member for this newly-created position who desires to have an important impact of the growth of a company. In this position you will develop new clients – educating them as to how RPM will identify opportunities to improve their bottom line and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As part of our team, you will represent RPM as an integral partner to the customers you work with steering them through the complex world of energy efficiency and sustainability planning. The customer will benefit from RPM’s unique approach to implementing strategic energy and water reduction plans.

Your Role on the RPM Team
- Spearhead new client development.
- Engage new prospects using varied outreach methods such as social media, event participation, email, phone, etc. Cold calling is a critical component to the success of this position.
- Qualify and secure introductory meetings.
- Shepherd interested parties through the process of understanding RPM’s unique approach to sustainability, and its value proposition.
- Diligently use CRM system, tracking activities, capturing relevant data, and keeping accurate notes.
- Assist the RPM client team in developing and implementing aspects of client-specific sustainability plans, as appropriate.
Your ability to work independently and as part of a team is important to your success. You need to be adept at learning new technologies and eager to take on new challenges. Depending on company needs, this position can grow into broader role, developing and closing client engagements.

What You Bring to the Table
- Proven experience securing new clients using cold calling and various outreach techniques.
- Solution based, consultative sales experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with consultative approach to calls.
- BA/BS in environmental science, engineering, computer science or other related technical fields preferred.
- 3-5 years experience in energy consulting and/or lighting and mechanical systems for commercial buildings and/or other related field preferred.
- Experience using CRM software (ACT or equivalent).
- Occasional local travel as needed.
- High degree of professionalism and trustworthiness
- Exceptional attention to detail a must
You Get the Opportunity to
Bring your thinking, strategies, and ideas to advance our company’s values, unique culture, and vision for the future. Have a meaningful impact  on the company’s future, and share in the rewards. Work in a fun, fast-paced environment with high energy, passionate colleagues who are experts in their respective fields. Earn a competitive base salary with a generous commission structure.
Who We Are
Rethinking Power Management (RPM) helps commercial clients turn an interest in sustainability and improved energy performance into  meaningful and measurable results. Our unique process and perspective seats us on the customer’s side of the table, providing both strategic planning and implementation support.
For more information, please visit our website.
RPM is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive equal
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion,
sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.
Contact
Send cover letter and resume to: hrdept@rpmpowerllc.com

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