Energy Engineers, Except Wind and Solar


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

0% (little or no change)


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, 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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