What do Energy Auditors do?

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

  • 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.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee installation of equipment such as water heater wraps, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, door sweeps, or low flow showerheads to improve energy efficiency.
  • Examine commercial sites to determine the feasibility of installing equipment that allows building management systems to reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods.
  • Identify any health or safety issues related to planned weatherization projects.
  • Inspect newly installed energy-efficient equipment to ensure that it was installed properly and is performing according to specifications.
  • Verify income eligibility of participants in publicly financed weatherization programs.

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Necessary Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Systems Evaluation