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Energy Auditor

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What They Do

Energy Auditors Career Video

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 Government and Public Administration cluster Public Management and Administration pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Identifies opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • Identifies and prioritizes energy-saving measures.
  • Analyzes technical feasibility of energy-saving measures, using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
  • Inspects or evaluates building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
  • Identifies any health or safety issues related to planned weatherization projects.
  • Inspects newly installed energy-efficient equipment to ensure that it was installed properly and is performing according to specifications.
  • Prepares audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings.
  • Collects and analyzes field data related to energy usage.
  • Performs tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.
  • Calculates potential for energy savings.

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
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Requires getting into awkward positions
  • Lighting is either extremely bright or inadequate
  • Conditions are very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F)
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation requires being outside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third 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 Energy Consultant
  • Building Performance Consultant
  • Building Performance Specialist
  • Energy Consultant
  • Energy Rater
  • Home Energy Rater
  • Home Performance Consultant
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor — Plans and directs activities concerned with development, application, and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products.
  • Residential Energy Auditor