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Building Energy Analyst

Be a problem solver in a high-value, high-demand trade

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Analyze the energy use of buildings and their systems, equipment, or appliances
  • Document building, energy, and customer information in the form of reports and profiles
  • Perform heat load calculations for buildings
  • Recommend energy-saving opportunities to customers based on their needs
  • Educate customers on the benefits of energy improvements—for example, lowering energy costs, feeling more comfortable, and healthier indoor air quality

Typical Skills

  • Understanding of energy-efficient building systems and solutions
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Computer proficiency

Typical Experience or Education

  • Most employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Some employers may require vocational school training in building trades and/or carpentry, a related associate’s degree, or previous on-the-job training 
  • 1–2 years of previous work experience in building trades, construction, or energy efficiency can help get your foot in the door, but is not always required
  • Some companies may want to see previous experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) software, though this can often be trained “on the job” as well

Professional Development Opportunities

Some Building Energy Analysts may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

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