Building Energy Performance Coordinator
Responsible for the development and implementation of the University of Florida’s New and Existing Building Sustainable Rating System (currently United States Green Building Code’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design [USGBC’s LEED] Program) for all new construction and major/minor renovations and is the University’s representative in all USGBC activities.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Responsible for the UF New and Existing Buildings Sustainable Rating Program, including but not limited to LEED-NC, LEED-EB, LEED-CI, Green Guide for Healthcare Facilities, Green Globes, and other rating systems deemed appropriate for the University of Florida construction/renovation projects.
- Coordinates activities with the UF’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Integration and Physical Plant Division’s Energy Coordinator to aid the University in creating a sustainable future and to promote higher education to take a leadership role in both educating students for sustainability, and incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability practices into day-to-day campus operations.
- Assist Planning Design &Construction Project Managers in preparation of architectural and engineering facilities programs for buildings and other physical facilities on the University of Florida campus and remote properties in such a manner that maximum energy efficiency and sustainability goals may be achieved by design engineers and architects. Further, communicates the programmed needs to the design and construction teams for new and renovation projects and monitors progress in achieving sustainability goals.
- Responsible for the development of new UF Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Construction Standards for use on all UF Construction projects and for communication to, education for, and maintenance updates regarding the system with the SUS and other potential using entities.
- Manage the 179D federal sustainability tax rebate program and the Duke Energy Rebate Program for the university’s construction program with the contractors, architects, engineers and subcontractors on each eligible project.
- Coordinates the sustainability requirements of the University for construction/renovation with the needs of the building occupants in the planning and design phases of new construction and major renovations. Assists in the development of goals, policies and procedures for the Division and insures that these goals are communicated and achieved; recommends budgetary needs for the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building Program.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization (Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction/Management) and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience. LEED AP required or CBCP, CEM, CEA certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Licensure and Certification
LEED AP or CBCP, CEM, CEA certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.
Graduate Students, Interns, and Divisional staff as assigned to special projects for the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Building Program
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