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Energy Auditors
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 40,550

Projected Annual Job Openings: 560

Typical Hourly Wage: $33.27 - $54.49

Typical Annual Salary: $69,200 - $113,300

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Inspect or evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, electrical systems, or process systems to determine the energy consumption of each system.
  • Perform tests such as blower-door tests to locate air leaks.
  • Calculate potential for energy savings.
  • 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.
  • Recommend energy efficient technologies or alternate energy sources.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Air velocity and temperature monitors
  • Combustible or hazardous gas detectors for power generators
  • Flow sensors
  • Leak testing equipment
  • Manometers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Internet browser software
  • Word processing software

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