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Energy Efficiency Sales Representative

Use your people skills to start a rewarding career that makes a difference

Job Details

Typical Tasks

  • Use computer software to conduct preliminary energy use screenings
  • Document building, energy, and customer information in the form of reports and profiles 
  • 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

  • Basic understanding of energy-efficient building design and solutions (can typically be trained on the job)
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Computer proficiency

Typical Experience or Education

  • Employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 1–3 years of previous work experience is preferred
  • Relevant experience or education in building performance, building science, building construction, and/or building trades helps get your foot in the door, but is not 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 Energy Efficiency Sales Representatives may choose to advance their skills with professional certifications, such as:

Career Tips from a Young Energy Efficiency Professional

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