Bradford E. White
  • Newton, Massachusetts
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Bradford E. White commented on Kaplan Clean Tech's blog post 5 Common Mistakes of New Energy Auditors
"To Daniel Cullen- I agree, solid article. Also am in total agreement regarding low hanging fruit. No sense in fine tuning the hydrodynamics of an ocean liner with a gash below the waterline.  When doing a typical energy audit (blower door test…"
Feb 4, 2013
Bradford E. White replied to Kevin Wood's discussion HRV or ERV
"Totally. Can't add to that."
Dec 24, 2012
Bradford E. White replied to Kevin Wood's discussion HRV or ERV
"I agree with Kevin regarding the need for mechanical ventilation vs. relying on passive, uncontrolled ventilation though places you do not ask about in polite company. That aside, Venmar, Lifebreath, Fantech are, depending on model, fairly…"
Dec 24, 2012
Bradford E. White replied to Don Hynek's discussion Anybody know what this is??
"Looks to me like the top of a steam relief vent used to terminate the top of the vent pipe from a boiler feed unit receiver or pressure relief valve. The top was designed with a drain you can see on the side, this kept it clear of ice. The bulb top…"
Dec 7, 2012
Bradford E. White replied to Andrew Vidal's discussion looking for a good load calculation software. in the group HVAC
"I am partial to the Elite software line. I use their CHVAC for my commercial and institutional work but have not used their RHVAC residential/Manual J based product. The interface takes getting used to, not as "clean" as the types that…"
Feb 14, 2012
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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
Feb 14, 2012
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Apr 4, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"Sorry, Robert! Misspelled your last name! BEW"
Jan 28, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"@Robert Havelock Robert, The Energy Conservatory (The Minneapolis Blower Door Folks), have software primarily related to building enclosure testing, specifically Tectite (which automates their blower door testing and is sold with the package), plus…"
Jan 28, 2011
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"Nice work as always, Eric! John Barba was right about you, too!"
Jan 28, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Al Heath's discussion Energy Modeling Software - what works??
"What about the standbys such as HAP or EQuest? And to what purpose will these energy models be used? If for rebate and specifically tax credit eligibility, the IRS publishes a list of those they will accept, at least for commercial projects. The…"
Jan 12, 2011
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Jan 11, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Silvie Votrubova's discussion Needed: Tips and tricks for duct testing
"SMACNA is typically the universal standard for sheet metal practices of course, but also have the standards for leak testing of any duct system.   There are various degrees depending on duct pressure glass, but most residences are not over…"
Jan 11, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Sloan Ritchie's discussion Interior rigid insulation retrofit
"I probably should have been more clear, but yes, the new applied interior skin would have an appropriate class of vapor retarder. That said, if the edges are not sealed, even the insulation will not matter. Heat and moisture will go where it is not."
Jan 5, 2011
Bradford E. White replied to Sloan Ritchie's discussion Interior rigid insulation retrofit
"I have done both interior applied and exterior applied. Both of us will agree that exterior is superior, with inherently higher integrity. But reality dictates, so will not argue that point. When you say EPS, I presume you mean expanded polystyrene,…"
Jan 5, 2011

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Peregrine Energy Solutions
Professional Certification
CEM, CEA, LEED AP (BD+C)
Professional Interests
HVAC design and engineering (my day job). Blower Door Testing, IR Thermography, energy benchmarking, hydronic and radiant system design.

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