Become a Residential Energy Advisor


Ready for a career change but you’re not quite sure what your next step should be? Become an energy efficiency expert for the residential home industry.


The need for residential energy advisors is on the rise due to ever increasing energy costs and the inefficient manner in which many homes are run.


Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the federal government body responsible for accrediting residential energy advisors defines your future role as “As an energy advisor, using the EnerGuide Rating Systems (ERS), you will work with a service organization in your region to assess the energy performance and potential energy savings for homes during the design, construction, and renovation stage. You will provide advice to homeowners, and can also work with builders who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.”


Become an expert on how homes operate, including building structure, heating systems, air conditioning, and ventilation, and put your skills to work to analyze homes from an energy efficiency perspective.

Benefits Of A Career As A Residential Energy Advisor

This is a great career option for professionals who enjoy:

  • Measuring and reporting
  • A great mix of work in the field and in office
  • An ideal environment to put your critical thinking skills to work
  • Making a difference for homeowners (day-to-day changes in consumption habits, and in their bills)
  • Demonstrating your expertise in energy-efficient home building techniques

Finding Employment

The type of organizations who hire energy auditors can include utility companies, municipal government departments, industrial facilities, commercial facilities, engineering consulting firms, environmental consulting firms, educational institutes, contractors, and institutional facilities.

Start Your Journey

It has never been a better time to become a residential energy advisor.

In Canada, energy advisor candidates must pass two exams. To you along in this process, CIET has developed two exam prep courses as well as supplemental study guides.


Learn more about the exam prep courses and study guides today.


Start your career as a Residential Energy Auditor and help Canadian homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

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