• Analyze energy bills including utility rates or tariffs to gather historical energy usage data.
  • Calculate potential for energy savings.
  • Collect and analyze field data related to energy usage.
  • 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.
  • Identify and prioritize energy saving measures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures using knowledge of engineering, energy production, energy use, construction, maintenance, system operation, or process systems.
  • Compare existing energy consumption levels to normative data.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the operation, maintenance, or energy efficiency of building or process systems.
  • 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.
  • Determine patterns of building use to show annual or monthly needs for heating, cooling, lighting, or other energy needs.
  • Oversee installation of equipment such as water heater wraps, pipe insulation, weatherstripping, door sweeps, or low flow showerheads to improve energy efficiency.

Activities

  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources
  • Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form
  • Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
  • Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used
  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to
  • customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be
  • exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail
  • Keeping up-to- date technically and applying new knowledge to your job
  • Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events
  • Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity
  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
  • Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics
  • Performing day-to- day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and nmaintaining them over time
  • Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others
  • Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests
  • Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things
  • Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions
  • Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others
  • Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others
  • Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money
  • Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
  • Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance
  • Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills
  • Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks
  • Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used
  • Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members

Preference given to candidates with any of the following certifications:

  • ACG EMP
  • LEED AP BD+C
  • AEE CEM
  • AEE BEP

Preference given to candidates experienced with these guidelines

  • LEED Fundamental Commissioning Guidelines
  • AEE Energy Conservation Best Practices
  • AIA Energy Conservation Guidelines
  • ASHRAE Energy Conservation Best Practices
  • Whole Building Design Guide
  • National Institute of Building Science Guidelines