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Understanding air conditioners and the refrigeration cycle
Posted by Allison Bailes on May 26, 2013
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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Register for our free webinar on HERS ratings!
Posted by Allison Bailes on April 30, 2013
"HERS ratings? HERS Index? What's this HERS thing I keep hearing about?"
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Posted by Allison Bailes on March 26, 2013
The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) is holding its annual conference in Tucson, Arizona during the first week of April. Energy Vanguard's president, Allison Bailes, has been invited to speak at the event and will be giving four talks, all on Wednesday, 3 April.
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Posted by Allison Bailes on March 16, 2013
Energy Vanguard's president, Dr. Allison Bailes, will be giving a keynote speech at the spring meeting of the Texas Public Power Association. The conference is Thursday and Friday, 21-22 March 2013, in Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Bailes's talk will be on Friday morning from 10:15 to 11:15.
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Posted by Allison Bailes on January 17, 2013
Energy Vanguard is looking for a full-time residential HVAC designer. Must have training and experience in residential heating and cooling load calculations, equipment selection, air distribution, and duct design. We mainly deal with forced-air distribution and conventional systems, including mini-splits, but knowing hydronics and GSHPs could help your chances.
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Posted by Allison Bailes on December 19, 2012
Energy Vanguard's first classes of 2013 are open for registration: the 4-day BPI Building Analyst class in mid-January and our 8-day Home Energy Rater class beginning on 30 January. If you sign up soon, you can save $100 on the cost of the classes.
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Posted by Allison Bailes on October 29, 2012
Home energy rater and BPI building analyst training just got more affordable. PayPal now allows qualified buyers to sign up for our classes through their Bill Me Later plan and pay the fee over 6 months. Even better, you can choose to make NO payments along the way and you'll pay NO interest, as long as you pay the whole amount by the end of the 6 month grace period.
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Sign up for Energy Vanguard's next webinar on mini-split heat pumps.
Posted by Allison Bailes on October 11, 2012
In August, Energy Vanguard held a webinar on the basics of mini-split heat pumps, and it sold out. Many of those in attendance had more questions and requested a followup webinar to go into more depth on some of the issues. The sequel to our first webinar on mini-splits is now scheduled and will be held on 23 October at 2 pm EDT.
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Posted by Allison Bailes on August 14, 2012
You've heard of mini-split heat pumps, haven't you? That term often has the word 'ductless' in front of it because most mini-splits have no ducts. There's just the 'head,' which contains the evaporator coil and blower and is usually mounted on a wall (as shown at left). It's a 'mini-split' because it's a small split system heat pump.
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energy star leadership in housing award 2012
Posted by Allison Bailes on May 9, 2012
Energy Vanguard is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award.  This award recognizes the important contribution Energy Vanguard has made to energy-efficient home construction and environmental protection by verifying nearly 300 ENERGY STAR qualified homes last year. 
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Energy Vanguard President Allison Bailes to Speak in Dallas/Ft. Worth

Allison Bailes has coveredEnergy Vanguard's Allison Bailes will speak on air conditioner sizing in the Dallas area. the topic of  air conditioner sizing frequently in his blog posts and will be presenting a mini-workshop on the topic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area next month. Building Savvy magazine is sponsoring the presentation, which will be the second in a two part series on helping home builders and other construction professionals to comply with the new energy code as well as ENERGY STAR Version 3.

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