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