Energy Conservation Technicians

Energy conservation technicians identify and measure the amount of energy used to heat, cool, and operate a building or industrial process. They analyze the efficiency of energy use and determine the amount of energy lost through wasteful processes or lack of insulation. After analysis, they suggest energy conservation techniques and install any needed corrective measures. Energy conservation technicians are also known as energy auditors, energy efficiency auditors, and weatherization installers and technicians.

Next Section: History

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Energy Auditors, Energy Efficiency Auditors, Weatherization Installers, Weatherization Technicians
Duties Identify and measure the amount of energy used to heat, cool, and operate a building or industrial process; determine if efficiency improvements can be made; suggest and make efficiency improvements
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Energy Conservation Manager or Business Owner
  • Energy Conservation Technician
  • Energy Conservation Trainee

Career Update Newsletter

Tips and tools to help you manage your ideal career.



Health Service Administrator

  • $0
  • 25
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 100+
Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)