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Energy Auditor

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Energy Auditors Career Video

About This Career

Conducts energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Identifies and prioritizes energy-saving measures.
  • Prepares audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings.
  • Identifies any health or safety issues related to planned weatherization projects.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • Calculates potential for energy savings.
  • Inspects or evaluates building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
  • Analyzes technical feasibility of energy-saving measures, using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
  • Examines commercial sites to determine the feasibility of installing equipment that allows building management systems to reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods.
  • Recommends energy-efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
  • Collects and analyzes field data related to energy usage.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Building Performance Consultant
  • Energy Consultant
  • Energy Rater
  • Home Energy Inspector
  • Home Performance Consultant
  • Building Science and Energy Specialist
  • Building Scientist
  • Energy Advisor
  • Energy and Building Systems Specialist


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