Energy auditors complete estimations and inspections for residential, commercial, and industrial energy operations. They also issue reworks for errors, omissions, and workmanship problems and complete compliance inspections for Rehab/Weatherization as needed.
Skills required for energy auditor:
- Identify and prioritize energy savings measures.
- Prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results and 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 function.
- Perform tests such as blower-door test to locate air leaks.
- Educate customers on energy efficiency or answer questions on topics such as the cost of running household appliances and the selection of energy efficient appliances.
- Calculate the potential for energy savings.
- Prepare job specification sheets for home energy improvements such as attic insulation, window retrofits, and heating system upgrades.
- Recommend energy efficient technologies or alternative energy sources.
- Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use and need.
Post-High School Education and Training
A two-year degree is optional. On-the-job training is required for this profession. To view a list of available degree and training programs in your area, use the Get Into Energy Training Program Locator.
Average Annual Energy Auditor Salary: $60,610
Based on national average from PayScale.com. Will vary depending on geographic location.