Energy Auditors

Business Management & Administration > Operations Management

Projected Growth: Average

119600+
Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

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:
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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.

Tasks

    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.

Tools

Wattmeters

Water flow meters

Volt meters

Two way radios

Tablet computers

Smoke pens

Smoke generators

All Tools

Sling psychrometers

Recording anemometers

Personal computers

Manometers

Light meters

Laptop computers

Insolation meters

Infrared cameras

Heating system combustion analyzers

Handheld digital thermometers

Flue gas analyzers

Electronic hygrothermometers

Electricity monitors

Electrical circuit tracers

Duct probe velometers

Draft gauges

Digital video cameras

Digital still cameras

Digital multimeters

Digital infrared thermometers

Dataloggers

Computer data input scanners

Combustible gas monitors

Carbon monoxide detectors

Carbon dioxide CO2 testers

Blower doors

Air current testers

Technologies

Computer aided design CAD software

Home Energy Efficient Design HEED

IBM SPSS Statistics

Linux

Microsoft .NET Framework

Python

Abraxas Energy Consulting Metrix

All Technologies

ACCA Manual J

Architectural Energy Corporation ENFORMA Building Diagnostics

Architectural Energy Corporation REM/Rate

Cool Roof Calculator

Customer relationship management CRM software

dBASE

DesignBuilder Software DesignBuilder

EffTec EffTrack

Ekotrope RATER

Elite Software Energy Audit

Enercom Energy Depot for Business

Enercom Energy Depot for Homes

Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor

EnergyPlus

Esri ArcGIS

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

MotorMaster+

Onset Computer Corporation HOBOware

Performance Systems Development TREAT

Program for Energy Analysis of Residences PEAR

Psychrometric chart software

REScheck

Retrofit Energy Savings Estimation Model RESEM

Salesforce

Snugg Home Snugg Pro

The Weatherization Assistant

Trane TRACE

Wolfram Research Mathematica

Skills

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

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.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking

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.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Monitoring

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.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Science

Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Negotiation

Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Operations Analysis

Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Abilities

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

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