Energy/Carbon Auditor Kaitātari Pūngao/Waro

Energy/carbon auditors assess the amount of energy used and carbon produced by organisations. They also recommend ways to increase energy efficiency.

Energy and carbon auditors can become accredited through the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ). Auditor accreditation requires about five years of energy and carbon auditing experience.

Energy/carbon auditors may do some or all of the following:

  • inspect buildings and carry out energy surveys/audits
  • ensure accurate records are kept and energy monitoring data is collected regularly
  • develop methods to reduce energy use at businesses and organisations, and help put these methods into practice
  • set up procedures to monitor and assess carbon emissions
  • develop methods to reduce carbon emissions
  • review the effectiveness of energy and carbon reduction measures and verify any savings made from these changes
  • write reports and present findings to clients
  • provide technical and practical advice, and offer training on energy efficiency
  • provide technical support to mechanical and electrical design engineers.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for energy/carbon auditors includes:

  • building and construction work
  • home energy assessment or insulation work
  • work involving accounting or economics
  • work servicing building systems such as heating and ventilation systems
  • work in factories.

Personal Qualities

Energy/carbon auditors need to be:

  • able to work to strict deadlines
  • well organised, with good planning skills
  • methodical with calculations and reporting
  • able to work well in a team
  • good written and verbal communicators.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for energy/carbon auditors includes:

  • building and construction work
  • home energy assessment or insulation work
  • work involving accounting or economics
  • work servicing building systems such as heating and ventilation systems
  • work in factories.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification is required to enter further training. Useful subjects include chemistry, economics, maths and physics.

Energy/Carbon Auditors can earn around $60K-$80K per year per year.

Energy/carbon auditors may progress to set up their own business, or move into management roles. 

Energy/Carbon Auditor

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