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Introduction to Energy Auditing

Unlock the Power of Efficiency: Master Energy Auditing with this Comprehensive Guide
Instructor:
Bruce Rowse
1,282 students enrolled
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What an energy audit is
Who needs an energy audit, and the benefits provided by an energy audit
What standards are used globally for energy audits
How to undertake an energy audit
The skills and knowledge needed to undertake an audit
What career paths are available to energy auditors

This Online Energy Audit Course explains what an energy audit is, how to undertake an energy audit, the skills and knowledge needed by energy auditors, and energy auditing career paths.

With so much global concern about climate change, those who can cost-effectively help organizations reduce their energy use will play a key role in de-carbonization. Being skilled in energy auditing opens up a wide range of career paths.

In this course, you’ll get an introductory understanding of energy audits. Our Online Energy Audit Course (Introduction to Energy Auditing) is accredited by ESTA (Energy Services and Technology Association) and completing this course will also earn you 10 CEC (Clean Energy Council) CPD points.

What You’ll Learn

  • What an energy audit is

  • Who needs an energy audit, and the benefits provided by an energy audit

  • What standards are used globally for energy audits

  • How to undertake an energy audit

  • The skills and knowledge needed to undertake an audit

  • What career paths are available to energy auditors

Online Energy Audit Introductory Course Description

The Sustainability Education Academy’s Online Energy Audit Course – Introduction is a 6-step course or 40-minute training program with an assessment-based certificate of completion.

This course introduces you to:

  • What an energy audit is

  • How to undertake an energy audit

  • The required skills and knowledge needed to undertake an energy audit

  • Energy auditing career paths

Completing This Online Energy Audit Course Means

You understand what an energy audit is and how an energy audit is undertaken.

You are familiar with the skills and knowledge needed to undertake energy audits and the career paths open to energy auditors.

Since energy efficiency is the “first fuel,” and energy audit skills are fundamental to applying the first fuel to existing buildings, undertaking this course could be the first step in a career that can make a significant contribution to de-carbonization globally.

Introduction to Energy Auditing

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Introduction

Welcome to this introductory course on energy auditing.


In taking this course you will learn:

  • Who needs an energy audit, and the benefits an audit provides

  • How to undertake an energy audit

  • The skills and knowledge needed to undertake an audit

  • What career paths are available to energy auditors.



What is an energy audit

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What is an energy audit

If you hear the word “audit” what is the first thing that comes to mind?

I’m guessing that when you think of audit you think of someone who comes and does an inspection to see if everything is in order, and as it should be.

For example, you might think of a safety audit – someone visiting a factory to ensure that it’s a safe workplace.

Yes, this is what an energy audit is, but its much more than this too!

Please watch the video to learn:

  • What is an energy audit

  • Who needs an audit?

  • Benefits of an energy audit

  • Global Energy Audit standards

Then please take the quiz before proceeding to the next lesson.

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What is an energy audit – Lesson 1 Quiz

How to undertake an energy audit

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How to undertake an energy audit

To be able to effectively undertake an energy audit, you need a safety mindset, familiarity with standards, technical knowledge, and the ability to engage effectively with energy users.


Let's look at each of these in a bit more detail in the video for this lesson.


Please take the quiz before proceeding to the next lesson.

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How to undertake an energy audit – Lesson 2 Quiz

Required skills and knowledge for energy audit mastery

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Required skills and knowledge for energy audit mastery

To be able to effectively undertake an energy audit, you need a a safety mindset, familiarity with standards, technical knowledge and the ability to engage effectively with energy users.

Lets look at each of these in a bit more detail in the video for this lesson.

Please take the quiz before proceeding to the next lesson.

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Required skills and knowledge for energy audit mastery – Lesson 2 Quiz

Energy auditing career paths

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Energy auditing career paths

Lets now look at the possible career paths for energy auditors. You might be surprised at how many there are!

We are going to cover:

  • Energy efficiency consultant

  • Energy manager

  • Investment grade energy auditor

  • Energy performance contracting

  • Measurement and Verification Practitioner

  • Sustainability consultant, officer or manager

  • ESD consultant

  • Other roles

Please take the quiz before proceeding to the final lesson.

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Energy auditing career paths – Lesson 3 Quiz

Next steps

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Next steps

I hope you’ve enjoyed this introductory course to energy auditing.

In the video for this lesson we provide a quick summary of the course, then look at your next steps.

Bonus Lesson

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More on Energy Auditing and Getting Certified

I hope to see you on more of my courses. Thank you very much for enrolling.

Bonus Lesson 2

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Energy efficiency is the first fuel, but also the forgotten fuel.
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