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Science and Technology Policy Fellowships, Geothermal Technologies Office, US Department of Energy (Washington, D.C.)

The Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships will serve as the next step in the educational and professional development of leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy, providing an opportunity for scientists and engineers with relevant energy technology experience to participate in research, development, demonstration, (RD&D) and analysis projects at DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in Washington, D.C.

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Assoc. Dean, Renewable Energy, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Under the direction of the Dean, Technology and Applied Sciences provides overall support and assistance through the coordination of daily operations of the assigned areas: Quality Engineering and Energy Engineering Technologies, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Facilities Operations, HVAC and Power Engineering programs. Managing courses associated with programs in ECAM and the MATC Solar Farm; supervises faculty and staff; provides leadership direction and support in collaboration with the Dean; manage grant-funded initiatives; maintains program currency; develops programs and curriculum to meet the needs and interests of students, business, and the community.

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Consultant/Experienced Project Manager, Sustainable Energy Advantage (Framingham, MA)

Small, entrepreneurial consulting/advisory firm seeks an accomplished renewable energy professional with exceptional quantitative and analytical skills to contribute to the growth of this successful practice. The selected candidate will be an experienced practitioner and project manager capable of supporting the often simultaneous needs of a diverse set of clients and tasks. This position requires existing knowledge of a broad range of renewable energy topics and a well-established professional network within the industry. Learn more/apply.

Program Coordinator, ACP Energy Fellow (Boston)

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is responsible for implementing the state’s Renewable and Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS and APS) programs, which includes the RPS Solar Carve-Out. As part of these programs, DOER collects from time to time Alternative Compliance Payments (ACP) which are used to further the clean energy goals. DOER is looking to hire an ACP Energy Fellow. The Fellow’s contributions will primarily in support of the RPS Solar Carve-Out program, providing data management, application review and processing, communications with applicants and stakeholders, and general market analyses. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Research Associate, NMR Group Inc (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

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Sustainability Planning Internship (Cambridge, MA)

The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking candidates for the 2013-2014 Sustainability Internship.   Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to:
 
Contact:  John Bolduc, Environmental Planner
Address:  Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone:     (617) 349-4628
Fax:            (617) 349-4633
Email:       jbolduc@cambridgema.gov
 
Agency Description
The Environmental and Transportation Planning Division is responsible for improving the city’s quality of life by working to protect and improve the city’s environment and create a more sustainable community through initiatives on transportation, energy, and climate change.
 
The divisions’ sustainability planning activities cover transportation planning and implementation, with an emphasis on bicycle, pedestrian, and transit modes; energy efficiency and renewable energy planning and implementation; climate protection and preparedness planning and implementation.
 
Intern Responsibilities
The Sustainability Intern will assist the Environmental and Transportation Planning Division staff primarily on climate protection and preparedness projects, including local energy planning.  This will involve implementation of programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with activities in the community and municipal operations.  The intern may also be called upon to assist on other environmental projects such as the review of major development projects, responses to public inquiries, and investigation and remediation of site contamination.  This is a chance to work on a wide range of municipal sustainability initiatives.
 
Desired Skills and Interests
Ability to use various computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.  Knowledge and interest in the technical and policy basis of climate change, energy, air quality, and sustainability.   Interest in community process and participation is also desired.
 
WORK-STUDY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NON-WORK STUDY STUDENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
 
Starting Date:  06-01-13
Ending Date:  05/31/14 unless extended by Department
Hours:  37.5  hours per week, not including holidays summer; 10hours/week during the school year.  Hours are flexible, however.  A summer-only internship is not available.
Compensation: $14.51/hour

Campus Sustainability Council update: Energy/Emissions Working Group

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.