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The Best Way to Practice with RESCAZ - A New Energy Vanguard Video

 

Energy Vanguard has put together an online CAZ training course to supplement the RESCAZ simulation and our in-person classes. For HERS raters who are also certified as BPI Building Analysts, the online course will satisfy RESNET's requirements. The video below is one part of our online CAZ training and tells HERS raters how to make the most of their practice time with RESCAZ, the online combustion safety simulation.

Dr. Bailes to Teach HVAC Workshop at Virginia Conference

 
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Energy Vanguard's president, Dr. Allison Bailes, will teach a three-hour workshop called What You Need to Know About HVAC to Work with HVAC Pros at the Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Aimed at architects, engineers, builders, raters, and students, the session will cover:

Energy Vanguard Offers RESNET Combustion Safety Class in June

 
RESNET combustion safety & workscope development training for HERS raters

RESNET will require all HERS raters to be certified in combustion safety and work scope development. All new raters trained in 2014 will need to demonstrate those skills before they can be certified. Raters who were already certified prior to this year, as well as rater candidates coming into 2014, will need to add this to their certification before 2015. HERS raters who are also BPI-certified aren't completely exempt from the requirements but do get a special pass.

What's This HERS Thing All About? - A Free Webinar

 
What's this HERS rating thing I keep hearing about?

"HERS ratings? HERS Index? What's this HERS thing I keep hearing about?"

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Energy Vanguard Offers RESNET Combustion Safety Class for HERS Raters

 
RESNET combustion safety & workscope development training for HERS raters

RESNET, in case you haven't heard, will require all HERS raters to be certified in combustion safety and work scope development. Yep. All new raters trained in 2014 will need to demonstrate those skills before they can be certified. Raters who were already certified prior to this year, as well as rater candidates coming into 2014, will need to add this to their certification before 2015. How does one do that?

Dr. Bailes's Speaking Events Now Listed on Energy Vanguard Website

 
Book Dr. Bailes as a speaker for your event.

Energy Vanguard's founder and president, Dr. Allison Bailes, is becoming a popular speaker at events in the field of building science, green building, and energy efficiency. To make it easier for you to find out when and where his upcoming speaking events are, we have created a special page on the Energy Vanguard website to list them all. The list also includes events that from the past, going back to the beginning of 2013.

Alexander Bell to Lead HVAC Design Division at Energy Vanguard

 
Alexander S. Bell, Building Science Associate and HVAC designer

Energy Vanguard has hired Alexander S. Bell to head the HVAC design team as well as to help with training, consulting, and quality assurance. Andy, as he is known, comes with two decades of home building experience, first with Casas por Cristo in Mexico and then with Habitat for Humanity in Alabama.

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Energy Vanguard Seeks Your Votes

 
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The 2014 RESNET conference will be in Atlanta, where Energy Vanguard is based. Each year, RESNET asks for session proposals from those interested in attending the conference and then allows anyone to vote for the proposals they'd like to see at the conference. Jeffrey Sauls and Allison Bailes are listed on the seven proposals below and would like to ask for your votes for any or all of them.

Dr. Bailes to Speak in Nashville on Energy Efficiency in New Homes

 
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E3 Innovate is hosting an event in Nashville this Friday called The Future of Building Is Now. Energy Vanguard's founder, Allison A. Bailes III, PhD, will give two presentations:

New Webinar Scheduled: Understanding Air Conditioners

 
Understanding air conditioners and the refrigeration cycle

Energy Vanguard has scheduled a new webinar on the fundamental principles of air conditioning. Titled Understanding Air Conditioners — The Refrigeration Cycle Demystified, it will cover:

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