I am pretty much ready to finally do it! I am ready to bring on an energy auditor and train them. I have been growing and getting busier and the truth is I am unable to keep up with all of the inquiries that I receive.
There are so many pathways one can take to arrive at becoming an energy auditor.
Home Improvement Salesperson
One could take a route similar to mine. Riding through the home improvement world of sales on a roller coaster. Sometimes your up and sometimes your down. One minute you have it all figured out and the next two months you can't seem to do anything right, despite doing the same things you were doing before.
Being an energy auditor disposes of all of that uncertainty and takes the "salesman" stuff out of it. An energy audit is a high level assessment that requires a lot of hard work, concentration and expertise. It garners respect by the end of the first visit.
A home inspector would be an easy transition to energy auditor. The two jobs are different, but there is overlap and similarities to the assessment portion of the job. Two exciting prospects that will undoubtedly have many inspectors shifting focus will be the rising need for higher efficiency and the fact that energy audits come along with opportunities to earn insulation contracts.
Entry Level College Grad
Some people know exactly what they want to be when they grow up - from an early age. If you have a passion for building passive houses and GREEN ENERGY, then becoming an energy auditor out of the gate is a great way to break into the growing GREEN world. Stick with it and you will be rewarded with tons of information about buildings and building science that you will be setting yourself up for future success as 9 out of 10 homes in the U.S. are under insulated.
A Different Angle
Do you know that one thing that I envy most about pro athletes? It is not the money or the fame or the cars. It is the fact that their job is to stay in good physical shape. The long term ramifications of keeping in shape are profound. Emily, my nurse fiance, always tells me that the majority of the people in the hospital are those that did not remain in motion. Humans are designed with movement in mind.
Being an energy auditor is one-part physical, one-part technical, one-part analytical and one-part organizational.
Here is what it takes so call me if you want to get into it!
1. You have to trust that getting into an attic gets easy over time.
Interested in Becoming a Home Energy Auditor?
North Laurel, MD 20723