Energy Auditors

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Building Performance Consultant
  • Certified Energy Manager
  • Commercial Energy Auditor
  • Commercial Energy Rater
  • Energy Analyst
  • Energy Audit Advisor
  • Energy Auditor
  • Energy Conservation Representative
  • Energy Conservation Technician
  • Energy Consultant

What They Do

  • Identify and prioritize energy saving measures.
  • Prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings.
  • Collect and analyze field data related to energy usage.
  • Inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
  • Perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.
  • 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.
  • Calculate potential for energy savings.
  • Prepare job specification sheets for home energy improvements, such as attic insulation, window retrofits, or heating system upgrades.
  • Recommend energy efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
  • Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use or need.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

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Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in United States was $71,590 with most people making between $36,170 and $113,230

Outlook

1.13%
avg. annual growth

During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 1,064,000 people in United States. It is projected that there will be 1,187,000 employed in 2020.

This occupation will have about 12,000 openings due to growth and about 315,000 replacement openings for approximately 327,000 total annual openings.