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An energy audit is a study of your building’s energy using equipment. Energy Audits often also look at water consumption. An energy auditor comes out to your building and interviews facility managers, inspects lighting, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and anything else that is using energy.  An Energy Audit can be used to analyze one or more of the following: historic energy supplies and uses, historic energy consumption, energy trends & projections, available technologies, energy efficiency & waste , environmental impact , cost reduction , legislation & regulations, identifying air leakage through the building envelope, etc.

job description: The auditor will develop a list of energy conservation measures (ECMs) that could reduce energy usage and costs in your building. Depending upon the level of energy audit, the auditor will then quantify how much savings potential there is for each of these measures, and the costs associated with implementing them. Some measures will take decades to pay for themselves, while others will start paying for themselves within months.

job titles: Energy auditor is the most common job title for this area.

salary: Starting Salary will vary between the employers. Desired qualifications are the RESNET and/or BPI audio certifications for most employers. $18.00 plus per hour is typical for starting wages. A seasoned employee could make $60,000.00 plus per year.  

job requirements: A Building Energy Auditor would need to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with customers and co-workers, support cost improvement goals and initiatives.  Must have ability to read diagrams and drawings, requires strong attention to detail and ability to organize, prioritize  and handle multiple tasks; demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills and strong customer service and interpersonal skills required.

Contact bill.mcgreevy@rrcc.edu for more information.

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