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Energy Auditors - 13-1199.01

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Energy Auditor
  • Energy Rater
  • Energy Consultant
  • Home Performance Consultant
  • Building Performance Consultant
  • Home Energy Rater

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

  • Analyze energy bills including utility rates or tariffs to gather historical energy usage data.
  • Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
  • Calculate potential for energy savings.
  • Collect and analyze field data related to energy usage.
  • Compare existing energy consumption levels to normative data.
  • Determine patterns of building use to show annual or monthly needs for heating, cooling, lighting, or other energy needs.
  • 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.
  • Examine commercial sites to determine the feasibility of installing equipment that allows building management systems to reduce electricity consumption during peak demand periods.
  • Identify and prioritize energy saving measures.
  • Identify any health or safety issues related to planned weatherization projects.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • Inspect newly installed energy-efficient equipment to ensure that it was installed properly and is performing according to specifications.
  • Inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
  • 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.
  • Oversee installation of equipment such as water heater wraps, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, door sweeps, or low flow showerheads to improve energy efficiency.
  • Perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.
  • Prepare audit reports containing energy analysis results or recommendations for energy cost savings.
  • Prepare job specification sheets for home energy improvements, such as attic insulation, window retrofits, or heating system upgrades.
  • Quantify energy consumption to establish baselines for energy use or need.
  • Recommend energy efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
  • Verify income eligibility of participants in publicly financed weatherization programs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Analyze energy usage data.
  • Analyze risks related to investments in green technology.
  • Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
  • Evaluate condition of properties.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Oversee business processes.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices.
  • Verify application data to determine program eligibility.

Military Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Energy Auditor and Analyst (Existing Homes)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Energy-Conservation Representative
  • Energy-Control Officer