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Employer:  Earth Advantage.
Categories:  Program/Project Mgmt.
Energy
Construction
Travel Required:  5-15%
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  4-5 years
State/Province:  OR - Oregon
City:  Portland
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

Reports to: Director of Residential Services
Location: The Director Building | 808 SW 3rd Ave, Ste 800
Portland, OR 97204
Classification: Full‐time, exempt (40+ hours/week)
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) supplies the tools to design and build better homes and buildings. We foster innovative
partnerships that leverage market forces to accelerate the reversal of climate change caused by the built environment.
EAI’s social entrepreneurial culture produces unique, results‐driven solutions that benefit our clients, partners, and
society as a whole. We seek to attract and retain smart, creative, motivated colleagues who are passionate and
committed to making a difference. Visit earthadvantage.org for more information.
Position Overview
As a green building consultant, you will prospect for and engage new home builders and remodelers to certify homes to
the Earth Advantage® Home Certification and Earth Advantage® Remodel program standards. Green building
consultants ensure that sales goals for both programs are met while maintaining the very highest customer satisfaction
levels. Key attributes for a successful green building consultant will be to educate builders, architects and owners about
the features, advantages, and benefits of the equipment, materials, and construction/installation techniques promoted
in Earth Advantage, Northwest ENERGY STAR®, and LEED® for Homes™ programs’ operations, technical specifications,
and guidelines, including energy efficient and environmental measures to ensure the respective program standards are
maintained for the purpose of successfully managing their homes enrolled in these programs. Additionally, the green
building consultant will explain to builders Energy Trust of Oregon’s New Homes program requirements, incentive
structure, and paperwork submission processes. Providing sales training to builders’ sales staff and their key REALTORs is
required, as are community outreach events. Being a key resource and trusted advisor who can speak to the latest
developments and requirements of all of our residential programs and services, and those of our trade allies, is
paramount. Finally, the green building consultant will be managing a number of different types of accounts, ranging
from new home builders to remodelers to Independent Raters, which are independent contractors with the training and
credentials to deliver Earth Advantage Home Certification in remote markets. The central philosophy in all interactions is
to deliver superior customer service externally, while adhering to continual process improvement and a culture of
innovation internally.
Role Description
 Strong sales skills, including persuasion and negotiation, group presentation, problem‐solving, and superior oral
and written communication skills
 Innovative thinker who is entrepreneurial, revenue and mission driven, works collaboratively in a team
environment, and embodies the philosophy of accountability
 Strong customer service, group presentation, problem‐solving, and superior oral and written communication
skills
 Self‐starter who must be able to work remotely and independently throughout the greater Portland metro area,
organize time effectively, engage in thorough follow‐up and maintain commitments professionally
 Thorough knowledge of the residential construction industry, including new homes and remodeling, and a
thorough understanding of construction techniques, materials, and performance of energy‐related products as
well as environmental and resource efficient products
 In‐depth understanding of residential green program development principles and practices, including energy
efficient and sustainable measures, verification methods of measures, delivery models to the market,
incorporation of energy labeling in the certification, and QA protocol
 Basic understanding of energy modeling, home audit practices, and weatherization contracting
 Knowledge of marketing principles and practices
 Bachelor’s degree and minimum 4‐8 years professional experience preferred
Role Competencies
Required:
 Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies
 High motivation and energy level with demonstrated ability to take initiative
 Exceptional attention to detail, follow‐through, and ability to keep stakeholders informed at all times
 Must maintain a valid driver’s license and good driving record
How to Apply
Please submit the following materials to apply for this position (PDF or Word format):
 Resume
 Cover letter detailing qualifications, suitability for this position, and salary requirements
 Three professional references (can be provided upon request, if preferred)
Please note: Incomplete applications will be disregarded.
Submit application materials by email to: jobs@earthadvantage.org
Subject line should read: “Green Building Consultant – 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.
We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits packages.
earthadvantage.org

02/19/2013

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