Energy Solutions seeks a full time Energy Efficiency Project Manager to help support our East Coast client base. As a member of the Energy Solutions East Coast Team you will support an existing, successful California business in a new location as the Company seeks to increase its presence on the East Coast. The person filling this role will have a broad impact on energy efficiency markets and greenhouse gas reductions through our work for Massachusetts Program Administrators and other national leaders in energy efficiency. As part of a developing practice area for the Company, the person filling this role will be expected to work remotely alongside a Project Manager II and must be willing to travel frequently to California during the first 6 months of employment.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) seeks qualified candidates for an intern position for its DesignLights
Consortium® (DLC) project either for the semester, or full-time. Interns will work with the DLC team, reporting to the
DLC Program Manager. This job is based in Lexington, MA. Reliable transportation is helpful. Public transport is limited,
but available. Some field travel is also possible.
DLC is the industry’s resource for information and cutting edge technical expertise on energy efficient commercial solid
state lighting solutions. The DLC Qualified Products List (QPL) is NEEP’s largest initiative, serving as a key resource for
energy efficiency incentive programs throughout the US and Canada by distinguishing high performing and energy
saving lighting products from the rest. DLC engages its members (utilities and other energy efficiency programs) with
government agencies, lighting experts, lighting product manufacturers, and lighting testing labs to establish technical
requirements that manufacturers must meet to list their products on the QPL.
Since the beginning of March, the three Working Groups of the Campus Sustainability Council have been meeting bi-weekly to discuss the current state of energy/emissions, water, and waste policies and practices at Tufts, and to create new policy measures in these areas.
The Energy/Emissions Working Group met for the first time on March 15th and reviewed its roles and responsibilities, which include reviewing current energy usage and emissions, existing initiatives and goals, as well as creating recommendations for goals and implementation plans to present to the Campus Sustainability Council.
The group reviewed Tufts’ institutional commitments to energy and emissions reduction including the 1990 Talloires Declaration and Tufts Environmental Policy, the 1999 Climate Change Commitment to follow the Kyoto Protocol and reduce carbon dioxide levels to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012, and the 2003 New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Action Plan with the goal to be 10% below 1990 levels by 2020 and 75-85% below 2001 levels by 2050. The members also learned that many energy-saving initiatives at Tufts are already underway, including:
- Occupancy sensors in most rooms on campus
- Daylight sensing/dimming, lighting & controls
- Ongoing technology updates include LED lighting
- Equipment efficiency
- State of the art boiler controls and boiler upgrades
- Retro-commissioning of buildings
- Heat-recovery programs
- Energy Star vending machines & vending misers
- Free CFL bulb exchange
- IT upgrades (LCD screens, laptops)
- Solar panels on Sophia Gordon Hall, Schmaltz House, Fairmount House
- Management- Residence Hall winter break shut-down
- Behavior modification
- LEED Certification
- Fuel Switching from oil to gas
- Renewable energy such as solar and geothermal
The working group members discussed the differences between Tufts’ campuses energy use and emissions, life-cycle costing, ways to evaluate proposed solutions and appropriate metrics for evaluation. The group is in the final stages of assessing the current state of energy and emissions at Tufts and will soon move on to metrics and goal setting. The working group is co-chaired by Ann Rappaport, Lecturer at Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Betsy Isenstein, Director of Facilities Technical Services.
As always, Tufts community members are welcome to add their own suggestions for the working group through the easy, on-line form available on the Office of Sustainability’s website.