Allison A. Bailes III
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ENERGY STAR Version 3 white paper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allison A. Bailes III Dec 5, 2010. 2 Replies

If you thought getting Manual J reports and correct sizing have been difficult in ENERGY STAR Version 2, just wait till Version 3 kicks in. HVAC contractors have to report subcooling/superheat…Continue

Tags: ENERGY-STAR-Version-3

RESNET and Home Depot - Anyone worried about that alliance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dale conner Dec 22, 2010. 21 Replies

RESNET announced an alliance with Home Depot this week, and I've heard from a couple of our raters already. They're concerned that this will undercut their efforts to build a market for trained &…Continue

Tags: Analysts, Home, Depot, Building, BPI

ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Do you work on qualifying homes for ENERGY STAR? If so, what do you think of Version 3? I'm going through a 2-day session in Raleigh this week on the new guidelines and the training that will be…Continue

Tags: energy, rater, home, 3, STAR

 

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Mandy Leazenby replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"I've only ever worked on Energy Star with Habitat for Humanity.  But we have very few HVAC contractors that are Energy Star trained so it's kind of fallen flat.  Most of my builders just get a HERS rating in Indiana because there…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing the transition to version 3. In case you haven't heard, version 3 is much more rigorous than version 2."
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Allison A. Bailes III replied to Jerry Needham's discussion HVAC Question about running fan continuously Vs. setting on Auto so it runs when AC or Furnace runs
"Jerry, as Chris Heenan said below, running the fan continuously will raise the indoor humidity in humid climates.  Here's a graph of data from the experiment I ran at my condo a few years ago: You can read the article here: This…"
Aug 20
Franco Oyuela commented on Allison A. Bailes III's blog post The Ductopus or the Centipede - Which HVAC Duct System Is Better?
"Many older homes were constructed without air ducts. Ductless systems can provide much needed air conditioning with minimal intrusiveness to the home structure."
Jul 19
Franco Oyuela commented on Allison A. Bailes III's blog post How the Heck Does a Heat Pump Get Heat from Cold?!
"Like conventional central heat pumps, ductless mini-split heat pumps manipulate refrigerant to move heat into and out of the home. This is accomplished using the same primary components as central systems. However, ductless mini-split heat pumps…"
Jul 19
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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Jeremy Begley commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"Does anyone have experience doing ACCA Manual S with Water Furnace equipment?  As far as I can tell they do not provide enough data to properly perform the Manual S. "
Mar 8
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Nov 18, 2017
Don Fitchett commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"I bet a lot here in this group can identify this refrigeration system. :)  "
Sep 5, 2017
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
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HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
Apr 11, 2017
Hal Skinner commented on Allison A. Bailes III's group HVAC
"http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/group/radiant-control-coatings-and-their-many-uses We have been applying a radiant control coating to interior and exterior ac units and ducts for over 30 years withv great resuls. I started a classroom for Radiantt…"
Jan 9, 2017

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Energy Vanguard
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HERS QAD
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Why Is RESNET Limiting Its Options for Improvement?

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:34pm 0 Comments

In case you haven't heard, last year RESNET created a task force to look at ways to improve the consistency of results among certified home energy raters (aka HERS raters). In mid-August, executive director Steve Baden sent an email about the latest developments in the process. He also attached a document titled…

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Oodles of Acronyms & Initials for Home Energy Pros

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 9:54am 1 Comment

Acronyms and initials (let's call that AI, for short, not to be confused with the other AI, which stands for artificial intelligence, or AIA, which stands for…

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7 Reasons to Come to the RESNET Conference This Year

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 3:22pm 0 Comments

I've been going to the RESNET conference at the beginning of each year since 2009. I also went in 2004, and I can tell you that it's a great learning and networking opportunity if you're in the home energy industry. Are you on the fence about coming to the RESNET conference this year? Are you not on the fence but just haven't registered yet? Even if neither of those apply, see…

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The Haunted House Energy Audit That Almost Killed Me

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

The most terrified I've ever been was was the time I got called to do a home energy audit of the haunted house-as-a-system down the street. I still shudder when I think of that night. Yes, it was nighttime. The caller who hired me, a woman with a sultry voice, said that was the only…

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At 1:49am on October 10, 2011, Michael D. Wolok said…
Most HVAC/R contractors don't know which end is up. All they know is how to make cheap, speedy repairs.  Few customers are willing to pay for quality service that saves them money in the long run.
At 4:40pm on March 23, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Allison,

I heard a little bird tweet that it's your birthday today! Happy Birthday!

Enjoy!

Diane

At 12:56pm on November 6, 2010, Steve Parton said…
Hey Allison: Thanks for the connect. I really enjoy all your postings (here, LinkedIn, etc.). As someone new to the business, I've found them to be extremely enlightening and helpful. It would be a pleasure to meet you sometime. Perhaps at an industry event in the next year or so. Keep up the great work!
At 12:30pm on October 7, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Allison,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! I've enjoyed your blogs (thanks for sharing the link on Home Energy Saver's facebook page) and tweets! I hope that you will share your blogs here as well.

If you'd like to start a forum discussion topic or post upcoming events or videos, it's easy...just click the tab link at the top of the page and then add your post.

:) Diane
At 12:03pm on October 7, 2010, Carol A. Markell said…
Allison welcome.

Feel free to post a blog, even a past one.

Carol
 
 
 

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ENERGY STAR Version 3

Started by Allison A. Bailes III in General Forum. Last reply by Mandy Leazenby 8 hours ago. 10 Replies

Blower door test for small apartment building

Started by Jerry Needham in General Forum. Last reply by John White on Friday. 9 Replies

Radiant Barrier Southeast

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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I can use my Duct Blaster on any house that I expect to be less than 1300 CFM through the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Here are two pictures of the duct blaster fan as a blower door.  1 in a door and 1 in a…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing…"
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Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Thank you very much! They're actually the same, though - the one with the dehu cover photo has…"
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John Proctor commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Nice post -- much better than the one that only showed the dehumidifier."
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"I'd agree with Sean - we get wind effects regularly when measuring ventilation fan intake at…"
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