Allison A. Bailes III, PhD
Company name: Energy Vanguard, LLC
Position: Founder and President

Dr. Allison Bailes is a building science expert who has spoken at many conferences, written several informative articles on The Energy Vanguard Blog, and published a book, A House Needs to Breathe… Or Does It? He has received a formal education in physics and has taught that subject at the high school and college levels. Nowadays, he applies that subject knowledge to his personal areas of interest: high-performance and green buildings.

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The One Duct Leak You Didn’t Expect
By:Matthew BrunerSometimes, you just get lucky. Sometimes, you get sent out to install a unit in a closet! Although these types of installs have their challenges, at least for me, they have appeared easier on the surface. There is no return ductwork, as the unit sits on a platform. We are rarely disconnecting ducts in […]
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Static Pressure, Manometers, and Magnehelics
By:Bryan Orr When you start talking airflow, it can get pretty in-depth pretty quickly. There is a big gap between what is useful for the average tech to apply every day and the whole story, so let's start with the simplest part to understand: static pressure. Static pressure is simply the force exerted in all […]
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HVAC Moneyball: Could It Work?
By:Tim De StasioThis tech tip was submitted by Tim De Stasio. He originally published it on his website, which you can visit HERE. Thanks, Tim! Winning takes strategy and the right information. The HVAC business is no different.  But what information should we collect, even pay for, to get better and win? What if these […]
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Is Undersizing Really a Problem?
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD NOTE: If you cannot view the recording, the video may still be processing. The maximum wait time is 24 hours. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
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A Layered Approach to Indoor Air Quality
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD NOTE: If you cannot view the recording, the video may still be processing. The maximum wait time is 24 hours. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
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Solving the Ventilation Puzzle
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhD
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Dr. Allison Bailes Discusses His New Book
By:Bert TestermanAllison A. Bailes III, PhD
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Proper Design For Ductless and Ducted HVAC Systems
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhDBryan Orr In this podcast episode, Bryan, Chad, John, and Allison discuss proper design for ductless and ducted HVAC systems, especially mini-splits. They also discuss potential future improvements to equipment and duct designs. Mini-splits are smaller than traditional HVAC units, so they make zoning a bit easier. However, load calculation plays […]
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Friction Rate and Duct Design w/ Dr. Bailes (Podcast)
By:Allison A. Bailes III, PhDBryan Orr This episode is very exciting to me because we get to have Dr. Allison Bailes on the show. Today, he shares his knowledge about friction rate and duct design. Allison got his start teaching college-level physics before getting into the building design industry. If you have a forced-air system […]
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