Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.3% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar Do

Design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodeling stages of construction. May specialize in electrical systems; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; green buildings; lighting; air quality; or energy procurement.

Other Job Titles Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar May Have

Energy Efficiency Engineer, Energy Engineer, Industrial Energy Engineer, Measurement And Verification Engineer, Test and Balance Engineer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Principal & Founder ,

Palo Santo Designs

I meet with clients or vendors to reach important milestones in design/selections or construction. Gain approval to proceed to the next level. There are many layers to the design and build process and the best part of my job is that I get to work on all of those levels. Since I am a general contractor, I don't specialize in any one area. Instead, I assist in helping to manifest all of our projects from conception to execution to completion.

Owner & President ,


No day is the same. We may have a number of active projects that need my input. There are always projects that are under development and we are trying to close. I may have site visits or meetings at the office or I could be working on various documents.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Identify and recommend energy savings strategies to achieve more energy-efficient operation.
  • Conduct energy audits to evaluate energy use and to identify conservation and cost reduction measures.
  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption.
  • Monitor energy related design or construction issues, such as energy engineering, energy management, or sustainable design.
  • Inspect or monitor energy systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) or daylighting systems to determine energy use or potential energy savings.

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