Sustainability Specialist 

Preferred qualifications:

  • 4-8 years as a Sustainability Director in AEC profession
  • Higher education degree in Building Science or adjacent field
  • Sustainability certification(s) such as: LEED, Passive House, WELL Building, Living Building Challenge, Green Globes, etc.
  • Experience leading sustainability efforts in an office environment
  • Proficiency in energy modeling software(s) and basic knowledge of Revit and Sketchup
  • Working knowledge of construction methods & design principles
  • Team oriented and a willingness to be engaged in design process and practice
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities (organized by categories in SAR+ Sustainability Action Plan):


  • Manage creation of internal resources for office related to sustainable design practices
  • Coordinate sustainability goals and implementation with project managers/teams
  • Introduce team to sustainability resources and energy modeling setup at project startup
  • Lead sustainability charettes at concept and schematic design (more as needed)
  • Be a resource for teams throughout project progress to ensure sustainability goals are being met


  • Work with cove.tool/energy modeling team to implement standardized energy modeling practices throughout the office and report annually to AIA 2030 Commitment
  • Aid in scheduling project meetings to touch base on energy modeling through project phases
  • Track internal benchmarking data points on existing projects and chart progress over time


  • Connect and network with other sustainability professionals
  • Facilitate and manage research efforts outlined in Sustainability Action Plan


  • Attend learning sessions about sustainability certifications and practices
  • Stay up to date on code changes and local initiatives (such as Energize Denver)
  • Coordinate internal office education sessions throughout the year on sustainability and best practices


  • Manage sustainability group and ongoing tasks
  • Continue development of SAR+’s Sustainability Action Plan and lead efforts to meet goals listed within document
  • Work with office manager to ensure sustainable office practices are used