Position: Multifamily Energy Modeling Lead

Reports to: Senior Manager, Multifamily Programs
Location: Remote, Hybrid, or In-Office
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Job Close Date: Applications received by 06/01/2024 will be prioritized. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Earth Advantage

Earth Advantage is a non-profit organization helping to advance a more informed and humane housing market. We work to ensure the US housing market recognizes the elements of homes that create climate risk and values the characteristics of homes that provide climate solutions. Our teams partner with entities across the country to develop tangible, systemic solutions for climate-friendly housing.

Earth Advantage is an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. We are committed to providing an inclusive, non-discriminatory, and welcoming environment for all staff members, partners, subcontractors, and vendors. We are actively engaged in an ongoing process to identify and address inequities in our programming, organizational culture, community, and industry. We enthusiastically encourage individuals from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQ+ backgrounds to apply.

We're proud of the culture we're building at Earth Advantage, and we believe in walking the talk when it comes to sustainability. We're currently ranked in the top 10 of both Oregon Business Magazine's 100 Greenest Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon. If you’re interested in joining an organization with incredible benefits and staffed with intelligent and dedicated people, this is the place for you. Learn more about our Vision and Core Values here.

Who we’re looking for

You are an energy modeling professional with a passion for influencing the building industry. You're well-versed in multifamily and light commercial buildings, construction processes, and project stakeholders. You are organized, innovative, collaborative, and inquisitive by nature, lead by example, debate respectfully, and are decisive. You are excited by the idea of helping to shape tomorrow's building standards by contributing to Earth Advantage’s Multifamily (EAMF) program and supporting the development of robust modeling guidelines.

Role description

  • Work with an integrated team of sustainability experts with backgrounds in building science, energy modeling, environmental policy, and sustainable building practices. Your work environment will be highly collaborative and relies on excellent communication skills in explaining technical project work, taking initiative, understanding clients goals, communicating analyses results, and conversing with a wide variety of project stakeholders. 
  • Support projects requiring simulated energy analyses as well as shaping the future of the EAMF program standard. Modeling compliance activity includes, but is not limited to:
    • Energy code compliance
    • Utility incentive programs
    • Design alternative comparison
    • Earth Advantage Certification compliance
  • Perform whole building energy modeling and analysis at a variety of stages of project design and development, utilizing predominantly ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G, and modeling/simulation guidelines for the following certification standards: EAMF, ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction, and LEED for Homes.
    • Develop building take-offs from plans sets.
    • Input accurate and detailed HVAC, envelope, and energy source data.
    • Perform calculations outside the modeling software as required.
    • Analyze the results of model outputs.
    • Provide feedback to project teams on cost effective ways of improving building performance and sustainability.
    • Manage time effectively and within project budget constraints.
  • Work collaboratively with Earth Advantage Multifamily Certification program team members to refine the Earth Advantage Multifamily (EAMF) Certification Energy Modeling Guidelines. The guidelines are intended to provide a baseline for the EAMF Certification program as well as influence and inform the building industry.

Required qualifications

  • Deep commitment to Earth Advantage’s mission.
  • Experience in commercial, mid-rise and/or high-rise multifamily energy modeling.
  • Ability to present analytical information clearly and concisely.
  • Understanding of construction documents (plans and specifications), equipment cut sheets, and submittals to identify mechanical, electrical, controls, and plumbing system parameters and facility operational characteristics.
  • Understanding of ASHRAE and IECC energy code compliance standards.
  • Strong fundamentals in building physics, heat transfer, and construction math.
  • We require staff and interns to be fully vaccinated to work in the office.  The organization will consider accommodations for disability and religious-based reasons.

Preferred qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, mechanical engineering, or any related field.
  • Experience in commercial, mid-rise and/or high-rise multifamily energy modeling using IES-VE software.
  • Knowledge of Oregon and Washington codes, standards, and best practices.
  • Energy modeling or assessment certification.
  • An advanced degree in sustainable design or building performance modeling.
  • Professional engineering license.
  • Experience with modeling to meet building certifications, code compliance, tax credits, utility rebate programs, and ECM design driven analysis.


$62,000 - $78,000 annual compensation, dependent on experience.

Note: This range represents the compensation opportunity within this specific Earth Advantage job class. Compensation for new hires generally falls in the low to mid point of the pay range.


Earth Advantage offers an excellent benefit package including:
  • 5 weeks Paid Time off (6 weeks after 5 years)
  • 80% employer paid medical and dental premiums for staff and dependents
    (eligible 1st of the month after hire date)
  • Deductible reimbursement program through our HRA
  • Flexible Spending Account for medical, transit, parking, and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401k plan with match
  • Life insurance, short term and long-term disability insurance
  • Fully paid family leave
  • 6 week sabbatical opportunity after 5 years

To apply

Applications received by 06/01/2024 will be prioritized. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF or Word format).
  • Resume
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications (optional)
  •  Three professional references (can provide on request, if preferred)
Apply directly at our website
  • Email applications materials to: jobs@earthadvantage.org
Subject line should read: "MF EM Lead - Last name, First name"


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At Earth Advantage we believe that climate change is a challenge that crosses boundaries of income, race, ethnicity, religion, age, abilities, geography, gender identities, sexual orientation, and disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. We actively support and value diversity in company culture, the recruitment of staff and board members, and in our partnerships with organizations and individuals in order to propel the building industry toward a socially, economically, and environmentally just future.