Sustainable Buildings Consultant

ERG (Eastern Research Group) Published: September 17, 2021
Arlington, VA
Job Type
Consulting / Design & Construction /
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At ERG we are committed to helping our clients protect the environment, improve worker health and safety, ensure the safety of food and drugs, plan sustainable facilities, and achieve other positive outcomes.

We look for people with similar goals, skills, and dedication to client service. We look for people who embrace our collaborative, inclusive philosophy. In this atmosphere, our employees can develop, grow, and diversify their skills.

Position Description

Join a dynamic team of dedicated professionals who are helping federal agencies make their buildings and operations more sustainable, efficient, and resilient to the effects of climate change. The Sustainable Buildings Consultant position will support national headquarters and facilities across the country in achieving net-zero emissions and meeting the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings.


  • Based in Arlington, Virginia.


Opportunities include the following:

  • Supporting programs to promote energy efficiency, water conservation, stormwater management, indoor air quality, renewable use, environmentally preferable materials, and waste management in laboratories and offices.
  • Reviewing building construction and renovation designs and specifications for sustainable features, climate resiliency, net-zero emissions opportunities, adherence to the federal Guiding Principles, and LEED certification requirements.
  • Assessing facilities, sites, and planning documents for opportunities to improve climate resilience.
  • Planning, tracking, and reporting on facility and agencywide efforts to meet federal sustainability and high-performance building requirements.
  • Assessing and assisting in efforts to reduce facility energy consumption, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and costs in laboratories and offices.


  • The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in a sustainability, engineering, or environmental area (or a bachelor’s and equivalent experience in the field) and five to 10 years of work supporting sustainable buildings, LEED, renewable energy, net-zero emissions, or Guiding Principles implementation.
  • Federal agency, laboratory sustainability, or consulting experience a plus, and LEED Accredited Professional preferred.


ERG offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, educational benefits, FSAs, a generous 401k plan, profit sharing, an EAP, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, and more.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on Company Website" below to submit ONE document in Word or PDF format that incorporates a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples; submissions without samples will not be considered.

Eastern Research Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. Successful candidates must be committed to working with a diverse and inclusive team. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

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