Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.
Common job titles of Energy Auditors include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
27.27% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
27.27% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use or need.
Calculate potential for energy savings.
Identify opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
Verify income eligibility of participants in publicly financed weatherization programs.
Identify any health or safety issues related to planned weatherization projects.
Recommend energy-efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
Oversee installation of equipment such as water heater wraps, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, door sweeps, or low-flow showerheads to improve energy efficiency.
Identify and prioritize energy-saving measures.
Educate customers on energy efficiency or answer questions on topics such as the costs of running household appliances or the selection of energy-efficient appliances.
Determine patterns of building use to show annual or monthly needs for heating, cooling, lighting, or other energy needs.
Compare existing energy consumption levels to normative data.
Collect and analyze field data related to energy usage.
Analyze technical feasibility of energy-saving measures, using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
Prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings.
Inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
Inspect newly installed energy-efficient equipment to ensure that it was installed properly and is performing according to specifications.
Examine commercial sites to determine the feasibility of installing equipment that allows building management systems to reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods.
Analyze energy bills, including utility rates or tariffs, to gather historical energy usage data.
Measure energy usage with devices such as data loggers, universal data recorders, light meters, sling psychrometers, psychrometric charts, flue gas analyzers, amp probes, watt meters, volt meters, thermometers, or utility meters.
Prepare job specification sheets for home energy improvements, such as attic insulation, window retrofits, or heating system upgrades.
Perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.
Water flow meters
Two way radios
Smoke generatorsAll Tools
Heating system combustion analyzers
Handheld digital thermometers
Flue gas analyzers
Electrical circuit tracers
Duct probe velometers
Digital video cameras
Digital still cameras
Digital infrared thermometers
Computer data input scanners
Combustible gas monitors
Carbon monoxide detectors
Carbon dioxide CO2 testers
Air current testers
Computer aided design CAD software
Home Energy Efficient Design HEED
IBM SPSS Statistics
Microsoft .NET Framework
Abraxas Energy Consulting MetrixAll Technologies
ACCA Manual J
Architectural Energy Corporation ENFORMA Building Diagnostics
Architectural Energy Corporation REM/Rate
Cool Roof Calculator
Customer relationship management CRM software
DesignBuilder Software DesignBuilder
Elite Software Energy Audit
Enercom Energy Depot for Business
Enercom Energy Depot for Homes
Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
Facility Energy Decision Systems FEDS
Federal Renewable Energy Screening Assistant FRESA
Fielding Data Labs OptoMizer
Fundamental Objects foAudits
Good Steward Software EnergyCAP
InterEnergy Software Building Energy Analyzer PRO
Itron Enterprise Energy Management EEM Suite
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Onset Computer Corporation HOBOware
Performance Systems Development TREAT
Program for Energy Analysis of Residences PEAR
Psychrometric chart software
Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model RESEM
Snugg Home Snugg Pro
The Weatherization Assistant
Wolfram Research Mathematica
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression