On the Job
Energy Auditors inspect buildings (including homes) to find ways to make them more energy efficient. They may inspect entire systems, such as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units. They may perform blower door tests to find air leaks, or inspect insulation in walls or ceilings.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices.
- Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
- Analyze energy usage data.
- Analyze risks related to investments in green technology.
- Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
- Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
- Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
- Verify application data to determine program eligibility.
- Advise others on business or operational matters.
- Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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