Department information: Increasing the energy efficiency of large buildings in Denvercan result in great wins for both our local economy and the climate. The energy used in commercial and multi-family buildings in Denver results in 57% of the City's greenhouse gas emissions and getting the private sector to invest $340 million in improving building energy efficiency could result in $1.3 billion in energy savings. Energy efficient buildings lower energy bills for businesses and residents in Denver and present an economic opportunity for building owners to realize lower operating expenses and increased net operating income. The intern position will support the Denver Department of Environmental Health's development and implementation of programs and policies that will help unlock the economic opportunity of energy efficiency in Denver.
Assist in managing the Denver City Energy Project Benchmarking Program and Lease for Efficiency Challenge. Duties will include:
Managing the annual reporting process for the Benchmarking Program
Recruiting additional building owners to participate in the Benchmarking Program
Recruiting additional businesses to join the Lease for Efficiency Challenge
Write newsletter updates for participants in both programs
Become an expert in benchmarking with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and serve as technical help to participants in both programs
Maintain database of benchmarked buildings
Maintain an organized contact list for the project
Assist in preparations of presentations and analysis of policy options to inform the Energize Denver Task Force
Engage stakeholders who are not on the task force to ensure they are informed about and contributing to the shaping of Denver's building efficiency policies
Write newsletter updates on Denver's energy efficiency work for Energize Denver
Assist in the development of a mapping platform that will engage and educate tenants and the general public about the energy efficiency of the buildings they visit
Required Education: Must be currently be enrolled in a Masters degree program in Political Science, Public Administration, Business, Marketing, Environmental Studies, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Real Estate, or a related field and have a strong interest in policy, stakeholder outreach, and program and data management
The ideal applicant will be dependable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. Must have good writing and professional skills to help draft emails and materials for outreach about the project.
Coursework in real estate, building hvac, lighting or control systems, GIS or other mapping software, marketing, or energy efficiency would be beneficial, but is not required.
Supplemental Application Document Required: This position requires a cover letter describing your interest in the position. Please attach the cover letter to your application.