The Sustainability and SEM Business Services unit within the Department of Sustainability and Energy Management in Stanford's LBRE seeks a passionate and dedicated Analyst to fill a new role in the Office of Sustainability. This position will: Coordinate between distributed building managers/occupants and Stanford's heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) controls team to optimize building heating and cooling schedules for both energy savings and occupant comfort.
Coordinate between distributed building managers/occupants and Stanford's heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) controls team to optimize building heating and cooling schedules for both energy savings and occupant comfort.
Support the process to update the current campus-wide system used for event scheduling
Support existing building-level conservation programs, such as holiday shutdowns and the Cardinal Green Office Program
The ideal candidate will be adept at relationship-building and communications, but will also have a strong technical understanding of green building principles, particularly related to HVAC systems. The Analyst must be able to comfortably communicate with faculty, staff, and students across campus as well as engineers and controls technicians within the Department of Sustainability & Energy Management. This is an exciting opportunity for a technical sustainability practitioner to bridge the gap between building occupants and operations staff to achieve substantial energy savings through both behavior change and system optimization. Core Duties:
1. Optimize building schedules in conjunction with existing building controls upgrades
In new buildings:
Establish regular communications with occupants and building managers post-turnover to understand HVAC issues and opportunities
Conduct a formal HVAC schedule audit for each new building 6 months after turnover and again 2 years after turnover
In existing buildings undergoing controls upgrades, work with building managers and occupants to:
Update general building hours
Identify areas of each building that can be divided into unique zones to be put on separate heating and cooling schedules
Work with occupants to set new schedules and override options
Evaluate energy and cost savings achieved from both current and future changes to building schedules
2. Maintain and update standard building schedules for all buildings
Confirm existing building schedules with building managers once per year
Act as point person for all HVAC schedule changes that may derive from various departments
Manage documentation on existing schedules, considerations for schedule changes, and controls technology/feasible schedule changes in each building to continually work towards optimization
Maintain potential energy and cost savings documentation for all buildings, including targets, savings achieved to date, and total campus potential.
Track buildings that have limited control over their own schedules, and work closely with building managers to document those schedules
Regularly share building schedules and information with key stakeholders (including other departments and building managers)
3. Monitor and improve current campus-wide scheduling system
Determine which buildings require Live 25 integrationfor example, buildings that host events outside of standard working hours
Monitor inputs into Live 25 to identify opportunities for improvement
Convene stakeholders across campus to optimize this system so it functions seamlessly for all stakeholders and achieves its desired goals
4. Support building-level conservation programs
Orchestrate building energy curtailments over the two week winter break and all other holiday weekends
Expand communications to building managers regarding holiday shutdowns
Support the Cardinal Green Office Program, which systematically address sustainability performance in major campus buildings
Education and experience
4-year college degree or equivalent
2-3 years of job-related experience
Master degree preferred, can replace two years of experience
2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills
Analytical skills, especially in quantifying energy and cost savings
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Ability to think critically and perform due diligence when problem solving.
Knowledge of green building principles, particularly related to heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC) systems
General knowledge of sustainability topics and concepts
LEED certification a plus
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Experience with managing the full life cycle of a project-from inception and stakeholder engagement, to implementation, to evaluation.
Ability to prioritize own work, multi-task and work with a sense of urgency.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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