Commercial Energy Auditor|Consultant

Hours: 25 / Access Length: 6 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $845.00

Course Overview:

This program consists of training, certification, and business start-up kit. You will receive everything you need to be able to go out and start conducting retail energy audits. The Commercial Energy Consultant Training Program is a comprehensive training program designed to teach you the basics of energy auditing, the economics of energy and how to turn that knowledge into a functioning, profitable business for yourself. Once you have successfully completed the Commercial Energy Training Program and passed the Commercial Energy Certification examination, you are fully prepared to start your very own energy business. The best way to jump-start your Energy Business is with our Commercial Energy Business Kit.
The Program consists of the following coursework. Each course is specifically designed to get you the proper training to be able execute a commercial energy audit. In addition, you will be receiving additional training in the area of business setup, sales training, and contract negotiation.

Course Outline:

Module 1 - Introduction to Energy Auditing

This course is our AMAZING immersion primer into the dynamic field of energy conservation. It is a stand-alone, self-contained course that shows you how to learn the essentials of energy auditing by focusing on just one, very common and easily understood aspect, lighting change-outs. After this one module, you will know how to immediately start a career in energy conservation.

Module 2 - Commercial Energy Audits

You will learn exactly how to do a complete energy audit, what to look for and how to calculate the energy use and savings. You will learn how to read a commercial utility bill, assess the efficiency of an electric motor, identify and retrofit lighting inefficiencies, calculate energy wasted on heating/cooling and water heating, and much more.

Module 3 - Economic Analysis of Energy

You will learn how to understand the economics of energy savings. Saving Energy is only part of the equation for business. The most critical factor for business is whether that energy savings is economically attractive. You will learn how identify the economics of energy savings to calculate costs savings your clients will receive when they modify their facilities.

Module 4 - Installation of Energy Saving Products

You will learn how to help your client actually implement the energy savings you discovered. You will learn how to refer electricians, heating and cooling contractors and other trade groups to your client that are licensed, insured, and bonded to do the work professionally and at a fair price.

Module 5 - Energy Inspection Contracts

You will learn how to create and implement a contract with your client for energy auditing services. It goes into detail about the essential elements to all contracts with special focus on specific template contracts you can use for energy inspections. Most importantly, you will learn the reasons for each of the major contract points and the contract terms so you can understand how contracts will help you and your clients.

Module 6 - Business and Insurance Essentials

You will learn the fundamentals of business you need in order to get setup and working for yourself as an Energy Auditor. You will learn how to establish yourself as a business entity and how to determine if you should incorporate. You will learn the insurance requirements necessary to protect you in your new business.

Module 7 - Energy Audit Sales Training

You will learn exactly how to make money in the energy auditing business. You will receive clear working examples and discussions of the essentials like Time Value of Money, Life Cycle Costs, and Compound Interest, as they specifically apply to the energy efficiency business.
Final EXAM-Certification program includes 100 focused questions that will test your new energy knowledge and training.

Commercial Energy Business Kit

Once you have successfully completed the Commercial Energy Training Program and passed the Commercial Energy Certification examination, you are fully prepared to start your very own energy business. The best way to jump-start your Energy Business is with our Commercial Energy Business Kit.

Here is what you will receive:

  • 2 Energy Audit Contracts - (generate contracts for your clients based on either square footage or total savings)
  • Percent of Savings Contract - Create contracts based on a percentage of what you can save your clients in energy costs. This amount is often times 3-4 times more than you would get based on square footage alone!
  • Square Footage Savings Contract - Also includes standard contract based on savings you provide on the basis of square footage of the facility.
  • 4 Essential Audit Resources - (all the tools you need to run your home energy business)
  • Audit Report Template - Use this professional template to submit your energy findings to your clients.
  • Guide to Auditing - Simply follow the outline and you are sure to target all the major energy elements of a building, facility or business
  • Conversion Factors - Contains the essential conversion factors you will need to find the energy use and savings
  • Lighting Quick Reference Chart - Pocket-sized chart shows the energy cost and savings for simple lighting changes
  • 5 Essential Auditing Spreadsheets - (easily calculate all your energy savings formulas using these spreadsheets)
  • Audit Calculator - Input your site-specific data and your results are instantly calculated
  • Break-Even Analysis - Helps you calculate your break-even scenarios.
  • Cash Flow Analysis - Calculate the cash flows in and out of your business.
  • Profit / Loss Analysis - Keep track of and understand your businesses profits.
  • Square Footage Tables - Calculate potential profit based on square footage
  • Uniform Tables - Find short cut answers to important client questions like calculating costs
  • Marketing Training Course (learn to market your new energy business)

Brochures & Leave Behinds - You will receive our professionally designed marketing materials, including a sales letter, brochure, business cards and flier. Each of these will have a targeted message that clearly and effectively explains how your customers can save money by saving energy.

  • Marketing Materials (including flyers, business cards, leave behinds, etc)

Learn the essentials to marketing energy services with the Energy Marketing Energy Services training module. You will learn: How to target your market; Find your niche; Set your goals; Find clients without cold-calling; Conversation starters/sales pitch; Getting the first client; Defining and eliminating your marketing resistance.

  • Commercial Energy Logo License (for use on your business materials)

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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