How Sustainable is Your School? Questions to Ask Your Campus Administrator

At many colleges and universities, students have been the leading force behind sustainable water and energy use, waste generation and disposal, ecosystem conservation, sustainable food practices and many other examples of sustainable, ecologically-minded lifestyle. The philosophy of sustainability on campus has been constantly redefined and newly emerging notions are starting to embrace sustainability courses and environmental justice issues. How sustainable is your campus or school? Here are some credible questions you can ask your campus administrators. Some aspects of sustainability {Read More}

Energy Audit Alaska

Home Energy Rebate Program Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) has a residential Home Energy Rebate Program that offers many  incentives to help those interested in upgrading their homes for energy efficiency. Homeowners can receive a rebate for some of the energy efficiency improvements. AHFC will compensate 500 dollars for energy ratings and up to 10,000 dollars for energy efficient upgrades. Homeowners need to have an energy audit performed before as well as following the energy efficiency upgrades. AHFC Weatherization Program {Read More}

Blower Door Test Cost

Q: How much should I expect to pay for a home blower door test? Blower door test is a method used by professional energy auditors and raters to measure a building’s “air tightness”. This test is a proven way to identify air leaks to and from your house through floors, walls, ceilings, windows and doors. A typical blower door test will take 1.5 – 2 hours to complete. Blower doors come in a calibrated or uncalibrated variety. Make sure that {Read More}

Directory of Commercial Energy Audit Providers

We hope to give you the most comprehensive directory of commercial energy audit companies in the US. We are frequently looking for more commercial energy audit companies to include, to ensure the directory is as complete and relevant as possible. Please let us know if you think we’re missing any company.   Alabama Mr. Electric Alaska If you know of any commercial energy audit companies in Alaska please contact us and we will be happy to add them to our {Read More}

Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: DIY Energy Audit Checklist

You do not have to be an energy audit professional to carry out a simple DIY home energy audit. With an attentive and planed assessment you can spot many problems that cause energy losses and make decisions about possible energy efficiency upgrades. During a home energy audit it is important to have a checklist of areas that were inspected as well as problems identified. Once the energy audit is completed, a plan for suggested actions needs to be developed. The {Read More}

What is an Energy Audit?

In order to achieve pleasant temperatures in the house we need energy. If a house is inefficient, however, much energy goes to waste. A house can be inefficient due to air leaks, improper insulation (insulation made from inferior materi­als, poorly installed insulation and eroded insulation) or inefficient technologies.  A study by the US department of energy found that 40 percent of energy homeowners pay for is wasted. An energy audit could possibly be one of the best inexpensive techniques for {Read More}

Choose Smart: Energy Auditor Salary and Job Outlook

Picking an appropriate career is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If you want to wake up every morning with devotion and enthusiasm make sure that you pick a job that matters. However, each one of us has our own personal idea of what really matters. If you are passionate about reducing wasteful use of energy and offsetting the negative impact humans have on the environment, energy auditor is a career that may express you naturally. If {Read More}

Energy Audit Training Online

If you are contemplating becoming an energy auditor, there are two different approaches to training. You can either pursue the traditional, classroom-based course or online training. Residential and commercial energy audit online training degrees have unique features that have made them a trendy education method for individuals who want to boost their career. Today, there are several online training programs in energy audit claiming to have the advantages for students in terms of degrees earned and advancement in the field.  {Read More}

How to Become An Energy Auditor

If you are driven towards a meaningful and rewarding green profession, being an energy auditor is a great career choice. According to a study published by the Occupational Employment Statistics, an energy auditor is a new and emerging (n&e) occupation that will continue to flourish thanks to local and national green energy incentives. Due to the absence of training requirements for energy auditors you might pursue the career without attending a college. Job The job of energy auditors is to {Read More}