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Energy Auditors

Also called: Energy Auditor, Energy Consultant, Energy Rater, Home Performance Consultant

What they do:
Conduct energy audits of buildings, building systems, or process systems. May also conduct investment grade audits of buildings or systems.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by writing
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Psychrometric chart software
  • The Weatherization Assistant
Data base user interface and query software
  • Abraxas Energy Consulting Metrix
  • dBASE
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Python


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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