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Energy Code Specialist - Remote - (with PSD)

Posted: August 3, 2023

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Energy Code Specialist


Performance Systems Development (PSD) is seeking an Energy Code Specialist who is proficient in national model energy codes and has a passion for educating and spreading awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency to building industry stakeholders. The energy code specialist will report to the senior manager of energy code services and will be responsible for developing energy code training curricula, delivering presentations, creating compliance and enforcement assistance tools, and providing technical and policy assistance to PSD’s clients, which include utilities, nonprofits, and state and federal agencies.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “building energy codes provide the most cost-effective tool to achieve sustained energy, cost, and GHG emissions savings in the built environment.” The federal government has allocated $225 million over the next five years to support energy code implementation under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Further, the Inflation Reduction Act directs the U.S. DOE to allocate $1 billion to support energy code adoption and implementation. 

PSD’s Energy Codes Services team provides training, technical support, analysis, and policy direction related to the development, adoption, and implementation of building energy codes. We will continue to deliver high-quality services for clients in our existing footprint, while seeking to utilize new federal funding to help meet national, state, and local decarbonization and equity goals. PSD’s energy code support expertise is recognized by high-profile clients such as the Massachusetts Program Administrators (Mass Save), the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the energy offices of Delaware and Pennsylvania.  

PSD is a rapidly growing national leader in the building science and energy efficiency industries. PSD’s passionate team of energy efficiency professionals work hard every day to develop and deliver creative and powerful solutions that drive change in the way buildings use energy. PSD provides a whole-systems approach to energy efficiency strategies through our work on advancing energy policies, designing and delivering cost-effective energy efficiency programs, and building software tools to streamline data tracking and reporting. Our core business efforts span three major areas: 1) the delivery of high-impact energy efficiency programs; 2) workforce development and industry training; and 3) the design and development of award-winning energy efficiency software platforms. 

What will you do?

The successful candidate will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), ASHRAE Standard 90.1, state-specific code amendments, and appliance standards. They will develop technical training curricula and presentation content using adult education and audience engagement techniques, and deliver presentations to code officials, builders, design professionals, and energy professionals. The successful candidate will also assist in developing energy code compliance tools and provide energy code technical assistance via phone, emails, and occasional onsite visits. The energy code specialist will write newsletter articles, brief technical reports, and progress reports. This person will attend building industry and code enforcement association events and assist the PSD marketing team in driving utilization of PSD’s energy code support services.  

Position responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining energy code subject matter expertise
  • Developing energy code training curriculums
  • Delivering training presentations
  • Coordinating with PSD’s marketing team to drive industry awareness of educational offerings
  • Responding to technical energy code questions 

This position is remote with occasional overnight travel required. Preference may be given based on geographic proximity to clients or customers. 

Need to Have:

  • 1-3 years energy code or related experience
  • Proficiency in building science concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to create engaging presentations
  • Public speaking experience
  • Strong computer skills including fluency with the MS Office Suite 

Nice to Have:

  • Creating or reviewing building plans and/or performing takeoffs for software inputs
  • Experience in building construction, inspections, audits, or commissioning
  • Familiarity with energy code compliance studies
  • Knowledge of Building Performance Standards (BPS) 
  • Certifications from entities such as RESNET, NAHB, BPI and LEED, ASHRAE, or AEE. 

Who are you?

  • Excellent written and oral communication 
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once
  • Thinks critically
  • Self-motivated and requires minimal supervision
  • Works well with a team 

This can be a remote or office-based hybrid position. Flexibility to come to a PSD office on an occasional basis is desired but not required.  

Physical Demands: Frequent use of the computer requiring periods of sitting and close audio-visual concentration. Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.

Work Environment: Office work is performed in an open and collaborative environment.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.

Benefits: Health Insurance, 401K savings plan, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Holidays, and a Paid Benefit Time program

Apply To: Candidates interested in staff positions only, no recruiters, 3rd party agencies, or outsourcing firms.

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Diversity and Inclusiveness: PSD strives to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We highly encourage qualified applicants regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors, to submit an application for consideration.

Performance Systems Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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