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Energy Auditor Training Curriculum

Energy auditors perform detailed building inspections and make cost effective recommendations about improving a building’s energy efficiency. An audit can result in jobs for plumbers, electricians, carpenters, insulators, HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) service technicians, and others.

Making American homes and buildings more energy efficient presents unprecedented opportunities for saving American communities millions of dollars and creating new jobs. Despite the economic and environmental benefits of improving energy efficiency, a major barrier has prevented energy auditing on a national scale. The current workforce does not contain enough experienced auditors to meet the current marketplace demand.

In order to meet the current workforce demand for energy auditors the Federal government worked with industry to develop this training program designed to increase the number of energy auditors nationally.

Training Curriculum

This 800-contact hour residential energy auditing curriculum is intended for use by educational institutions or within industry training programs.

The modular design allows institutions to utilize the entire curriculum or select specific subject modules to complement any existing HVACR program. The program can augment current HVACR curriculum and add skill sets to HVAC students, making them more valuable to future employers.

The Residential Energy Auditor Curriculum contains: reference text recommendations, instructor guides with learning objectives and student outcomes defined, instructor talking points, PowerPoint presentations with speaker’s notes, review questions, lab exercises, and performance evaluations.

Additional Information

The residential energy auditor program is available as a complete package, in modules, or can be customized to fit your training needs.

To find out more about the residential energy auditor training program, pricing, customization or our train the trainer program, contact Renee Tomlinson at 1-800-726-9696.

Certifications Available

Both written and performance assessments are required to obtain a Residential Energy Auditor Certification.

  • Green Awareness
  • EPA Section 608
  • R-410A Safety
  • Combustion Analysis
  • Heat Gain/Heat Loss Calculations
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • Residential Energy Auditor

Optional certifications allow students to earn and build industry recognized credentials to further enhance employability and provide third-party assessment validation to HVAC programs (which may aid in securing Perkins Grant Funding!).

Module 1 - Orientation
  1. Energy Audit Overview
  2. The Energy Auditor
  3. Diagnostic Equipment
  4. Green Awareness/Terminology
Module 2 - Safety
  • Safety (OSHA 10 Certification)
Module 3 - General Competencies
  1. Math for Technicians
  2. Computer Literacy
  3. Energy Auditor Software Training, 26 hours* (i.e., N.E.A.T. Rem Rate, Etc.)
Module 4 - Customer Relations
  • Customer Relations
Module 5 - Mechanical Training
  1. Principles of AC&R
  2. EPA Section 608
  3. R-410A Training
  4. Basics of Heating Systems
  5. Combustion Analysis
  6. Basic Electricity
Module 6 - Mechanical & Envelope Evaluation
  1. Introduction to Heat Transfer
  2. Building Envelope Analysis
  3. Window and Doors
  4. Heat Gain and Heat Loss Calculations
  5. Mechanical Data Collection
Module 7 - Airflow
  • Airflow Properties and Measurements
Module 8 - Building Pressure Analysis
  • Blower Door
  • Duct Blaster Lab
Module 9 - Infrared Imaging
  • Introduction to Infrared Imaging
Module 10 - Indoor Environmental Quality
  1. Health & Safety/Carbon Monoxide
  2. Mold, Lead, & Asbestos
Module 11 - Baseload Measures
Module 12 - Domestic Water
  1. Water Heating Systems
  2. Water Auditing
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