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Commercial Buildings Integration Fellow

STIPEND RANGE: $63,000 - $110,000 (and up - *Stipend rates are determined by DOE officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background.)


·       Competitive stipend

·       Health insurance allowance

·       Up to $5,000 relocation reimbursement

·       Up to $10,000 research materials and travel allowance

·       Federal Holidays observed

·       Hybrid participation options

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The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology, and Policy (STP) Program serves as a next step in the educational and professional development of scientists, engineers, and professionals by providing opportunities to participate in policy-related projects at DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in Washington, D.C. Participants will become part of a group of highly-trained scientists, engineers, and policy experts with the education, background, and experience to support DOE's mission and transition to a clean energy economy. Participants in this program will:

  • Gain deep insight into the federal government's role in the creation and implementation of policies that affect energy technology development
  • Contribute to the implementation of energy policies by applying scientific and technical expertise to the development of solutions for problems in areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Continue your education and involvement in areas that support the EERE mission either in a technical or policy-related role
  • Introduce policy-related knowledge and interest into research facilities supporting the EERE mission

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is looking for innovative and driven Fellows to engage in research and development of technology for building systems integration and optimization to produce significant energy savings in the commercial real estate market. As a Fellow, you will be embedded in Commercial Building Initiative's (CBI) technical projects and activities, interacting with experts in academia, industry, and at the National Labs. Fellows may also engage with other programs at the Department of Energy and across the Federal government. Your learning opportunities include:

• Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with DOE staff to build and maintain relationships with state and local jurisdictions and strategic partners working on building energy codes, building performance standards, and energy efficiency programs.

• Technical Expertise: Engage with DOE staff to provide feedback and/or recommendations on strategic progress or course correction for a variety of technical projects and policy relating to building energy codes and building performance standards.

• Creative Vision: Engage in strategic planning for technical policy research and development while reviewing, recommending, and implementing projects that advance the BTO and BECP mission, resulting in measurable and trackable building energy savings.

• Communication: Engage with DOE staff to prepare and present written and oral briefings and reports to senior program staff, DOE leadership, external partners, and industry stakeholders.

These activities will be carried out in collaboration BTO staff and Fellows at all levels, support service contractors, and National Lab experts.

Location: Washington, D.C. or Golden, CO

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Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their professional and academic record, expertise in the field, and potential for making contributions in the area of building energy efficiency. Priority for selection will be given to applicants whose resume and experience reflects a background in building science, building energy codes and/or building performance standards, and a willingness to learn and develop solutions important to BTO and its mission. The review process will include phone and/or in-person interviews with potential candidates.

Successful candidates will:

• Have a passion for buildings, energy efficiency and technology RD&D.
• Have interest in working in a multi-disciplinary, metrics-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Have strong organizational, analytical and research skills and a demonstrated capacity for creative thinking.


You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be pursuing, or have completed requirements for, a Bachelor’s, Master's, or Doctoral Degree.

Preferred Skills:

• Experience working with energy efficiency evaluations and programs for commercial buildings.
• Knowledge of strategies to identify, evaluate and prioritize cost-effective energy savings measures in new and existing commercial buildings.
• Experience with successful market transformation programs, policy and regulatory interventions, and/or public-private partnerships. 
• Understanding of the economics of energy efficiency, including payback, rate of return and net present value.
• Experience with key innovations in commercial building efficiency, especially whole building strategies and analytics-based building energy management.
• Experience in researching or developing voluntary energy efficiency policies or programs for commercial buildings, such as strategies designed to overcome specific technical and structural barriers and/or the evaluating of program effectiveness. 
• Experience with building energy data, management or analytics platforms including energy modeling software/tools.
• Knowledge of commercial real estate, including understanding of ownership structures, lease types and financing structures common in commercial buildings.

For more information about Fellowships with BTO in the EERE Science, Technology, and Policy Program, please visit

Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-STP-BTO-2023-1200] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.