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Promoting the wise use of energy and natural resources in a carbon constrained world, Earth Advantage Institute (EAI)
will be the nation’s leading organization in providing green building and climate solutions for clients in the building
trades. EAI, on Oregon 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, certifies new and remodeled homes as a third‐party verifier for
the ENERGY STAR® and LEED for Homes® programs, as well as for its own residential, community, and commercial
programs. In addition, EAI provides green design and consulting services, conducts education and training seminars, and
is a key contributor to the development of green building standards. The organization includes over 400 builders,
remodelers, and sponsors throughout Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Northern California, as well as licensed
partners in Ashland and Eugene, Oregon.
To drive this mission, EAI is recruiting for a strong sales and technical expert to promote participation in the LEED for
Homes and Earth Advantage Multifamily green building program.
The LEED for Homes Associate will report and be directed by the Senior Green Building Consultant (SGBC)‐LEED for
Homes, and is responsible for implementing the strategies of the LEED for Homes and Earth Advantage Multifamily
Homes program’s day‐to‐day activities. This includes contributing to revenue and net income growth and monthly,
quarterly and annual goal management.
Primary duties and responsibilities
This position requires a combination of both strong sales and technical expertise to promote participation in the LEED
for Homes and Multifamily green building programs. Discover, prospect and build relationships within the residential
construction industry and its associated product vendors and allies for the purpose of successfully marketing the
respective program. Reach agreements with project teams, builders, and developers ensuring that sales goals are met.
Work with program participants in selecting measures and the respective installation of the measures to ensure
program standards are maintained. Provide technical consulting, performance testing advice and certification of homes.
Assist in the development of tools to successfully deliver the program to targeted markets. Represent LEED for Homes
and Earth Advantage Multifamily programs at trade shows, home tours, and industry events.
Provide technical expertise and consultation on program projects and execute agreements with project teams,
builders, developers and the construction industry trade allies/vendors.
Build and maintain strong and comprehensive specialty area networks of builders and developers, residential
technology and environmental professionals, trade associations and trade allies.
Fully comprehend and promote LEED for Homes certification, Earth Advantage Multifamily Homes certification,
ENERGY STAR Homes certification, Energy Trust of Oregon programs and associated incentives and rebates.
Develop and regularly maintain a results‐based network of residential new construction home market and
industry decision‐makers (i.e. builders, developers). A primary target market will be the architectural community
in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Suggest custom solutions to program management in order to successfully meet trade ally/customer needs.
Monitor sales successes and failures, and implement changes to the comprehensive sales approach to improve
the success rate and program profitability.
Participate in sales meetings and/or calls with Senior Green Building Consultant‐LEED for Homes.
Guide the project team through the certification process from beginning to end of each project.
Analyze project proposals for acceptance and compliance with program guidelines and goals.
Provide technical consulting, performance testing advice and certification of homes.
Manage necessary key support or contracted personnel to assure the contractor timeline for program
scheduling on the job site is met.
Assist project teams in understand effective building science techniques.
Provide expertise in the development of tools to further integrate LEED for Homes/Earth Advantage Multifamily
programs into targeted markets (collateral, newsletters, e‐mail communication, other).
Interface with other Earth Advantage team members to assist in the development and delivery of appropriate
educational sessions to targeted markets.
Provide assistance/recommendations for strengthening the LEED for Homes standards with SGBC‐LEED for
Homes, through to USGBC.
Provide assistance/recommendations for strengthening the Earth Advantage Multifamily Homes standards with
SGBC‐LEED for Homes.
Develop and maintain relationships with USGBC staff to facilitate the timely certification of LEED projects.
Essential Qualities and Skills
Strong sales skills including persuasion and negotiation, group presentation, problem‐solving, and superior oral
and written communication skills.
Represent LEED for Homes and Earth Advantage in public venues such as industry events, trade shows, home
shows and other events as appropriate.
Passion for sustainability and green building strongly preferred.
Thorough understanding of residential construction techniques, materials, and performance of energy‐related
products as well as environmental and resource efficient products.
Thorough knowledge of the features, advantages, and benefits of the equipment, materials, and
construction/installation techniques promoted in the LEED for Homes, Earth Advantage, Energy Trust of Oregon
and ENERGY STAR programs’ operations, technical specifications, and guidelines, including energy efficient and
Thorough knowledge of the residential construction industry, including the permitting process, building codes,
sub‐contracting, new home marketing, real estate sales, etc.
Must be able to work remotely and independently using vehicle throughout the greater Portland metropolitan
area, organize time effectively and keep appointments.
Bachelors degree and minimum 4‐8 years professional experience preferred
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record and be able to occasionally carry heavy equipment
(up to 50 lbs).
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF or Word format). Failure to include this
specificity will discount your application from being reviewed or considered. Thank you for observing our detailed
• Cover letter detailing qualifications and salary requirements
• Three professional references (can provide on request, if preferred)
Email application materials to
Subject line should read: “LEED Associate – Last name, First name”
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
About Earth Advantage Institute (EAI)
Earth Advantage Institute is a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry to implement sustainable and
energy efficient building practices. Its mission is to create an immediate, practical, and cost‐effective path to
sustainability and to the reduction of carbon in the built environment. The organization achieves its objectives through an
innovative range of green building and energy efficiency products and services. These include certification of high
performance homes, remodels, sustainable communities, and commercial spaces. Other areas of expertise cover energy
disclosure & performance, building stock assessments, water conservation, and carbon foot printing and reporting. The
Institute’s education department offers basic and advanced courses on building science, green marketing, and green
building valuation. EAI’s performance testing technical services team provides a variety of onsite building assessments,
energy audits, and standards verification.
Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Voted 100 Best Green Companies to work for in 2010, 2011 & 2012 (by Oregon Business Magazine)