David Byrnes
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Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives,…Continue

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Started Feb 7, 2014

 

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How much does energy does running an evap cooler save rather than the AC in Arizona?

Is running your swamp cooler really saving your money? Phoenix energy auditor explains what options are the most cost effective and energy efficient in AZ
Aug 24
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What air conditioner filters work best?

When it comes to keeping your HVAC system maintained, nothing is more important or easier than making sure your filters get changed out every month or two.  Dirty, neglected filters have real affects on your AC system that end up costing you more in repairs and early replacement down the road than if they were changed regularly.  When the air filter gets dirty it becomes restrictive to airflow passing through it, so your unit needs to work harder to "breath in." This puts stress on the small…See More
Aug 24
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Best Lead Source For Energy Auditors at Your computer

November 1, 2014 at 12am to January 3, 2015 at 7pm
In 2009 I started my energy auditing company, Green ID, with over $3,000 in credit card debt to purchase my first blower door and equipment. Then I was off to the races...right? Not exactly. Click to read more.See More
Oct 23, 2014
Mike Kandel commented on David Byrnes's blog post Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company
"David - I'd like to speak with you about this article. Please email me at mkandel@bpi.org."
Jul 24, 2014
Hannah Finch commented on David Byrnes's blog post Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company
"Great article.  I especially like your 3rd point, (Spending time finding out what each employee wants to do, and using your experience and knowledge to actually help them reach their goal.)   I can find facts all over the internet, but…"
Jul 10, 2014
tedkidd commented on David Byrnes's blog post Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company
"5. Lead with unimpeachable integrity, and support those who chose the honest path over the expedient one. "Do as I say not as I do" puts all the rest on sandy foundation."
Jul 3, 2014
David Byrnes's blog post was featured

Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company

Let me first start by confessing my guilt... Guilt for being bored easily, guilt for wanting praise, even if it is a pat on my own back for an achievement... Guilt for being a millennial... On the other hand I enjoy working in teams and I encourage frequent communication between all team members from admin staff to auditors, sales staff and crew members to improve our workflow. Yes, I am a millennial, but let me add that there is nothing that makes me cringe more than the excuses I get from…See More
Jul 1, 2014
David Byrnes posted a blog post

Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company

Let me first start by confessing my guilt... Guilt for being bored easily, guilt for wanting praise, even if it is a pat on my own back for an achievement... Guilt for being a millennial... On the other hand I enjoy working in teams and I encourage frequent communication between all team members from admin staff to auditors, sales staff and crew members to improve our workflow. Yes, I am a millennial, but let me add that there is nothing that makes me cringe more than the excuses I get from…See More
Jun 24, 2014
Tucker Henne commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"David I will again go through your comments in chronological order and again you seem to be mislead. 1) I assume what you mean by platform return is what we call a joist bay return. Old school technique using sheet metal and floor joist to create a…"
Jun 13, 2014
David Byrnes commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"Thank you Tucker for your feedback below is my rebuttal. As a disclaimer, I also use Aeroseal on homes that is suited for. Aeroseal may well become a standard of practice as it does seal leaks under 5/8" well, but it needs to be accompanied by…"
Jun 12, 2014
Tucker Henne commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"I would like to begin with a disclaimer that I am an Aeroseal contractor. One of the reasons I joined this forum is to address some of the misconceptions about the Aeroseal process laid out in this article. I will go through them in chronological…"
Jun 12, 2014
Ric Secor commented on David Byrnes's blog post Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review
"We have done Aeroseal for a year and have seen awesome results that we never achieved with the mastic approach. Our crews do go into the crawlspace and attic prior to sealing (the salesperson has done this too) and this catches 90% of the exposed…"
Mar 22, 2014
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What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In the article, Thomas Friedman…See More
Mar 10, 2014
David Byrnes posted a blog post

What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In the article, Thomas Friedman…See More
Feb 26, 2014
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Feb 13, 2014
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Efficiency First Chapter - ideas

Arizona is starting an Efficiency First Chapter to have a unified voice for the local home performance market. I'd like to see what other HEP members have done in their local chapters as initiatives, collaborations and projects. I'm excited about forming technical case studies more than being a political voice, although it is important too. Any comments?See More
Feb 12, 2014

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What air conditioner filters work best?

When it comes to keeping your HVAC system maintained, nothing is more important or easier than making sure your filters get changed out every month or two.  Dirty, neglected filters have real affects on your AC system that end up costing you more in repairs and early replacement down the road than if they were changed regularly. 



When the air filter gets dirty it becomes restrictive to airflow passing through it, so your…

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Posted on August 24, 2015 at 1:00pm

Strategies To Keep Millennials At Their Peak Performance In A Home Performance Company

Let me first start by confessing my guilt... Guilt for being bored easily, guilt for wanting praise, even if it is a pat on my own back for an achievement... Guilt for being a millennial... On the other hand I enjoy working in teams and I encourage frequent communication between all team members from admin staff to auditors, sales staff and crew members to improve our workflow. Yes, I am a millennial, but let me add that there is nothing that makes me cringe more than the excuses I get from…

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

What Is the X-Factor In Hiring In Home Performance

An article published in the NY Times, titled, "How To Get A Job At Google" got me thinking about one of the most innovative companies in the 21st century. Google, the people who want to "organize the world's information", was named one of the best places to work in 2012 and 2013 not only because of the free food 24-7, but also because of their culture and the Googlers who work there. It is a place that many in the tech world aspire to work at one time or another. In…

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:59pm

How Not to Handle PR For Your Energy Audit Company

I recently published an article on Green ID's home energy blog and in the DOE's Home Energy Pros on an energy efficiency product, giving a review of its effectiveness and ideal situations. The review was not a negative one but I did point out some weak areas of the product. The review made it on Home Energy Pros featured blogs and caught the eyes of the CEO of the product. He was obviously concerned about any negative press because he contacted me through…

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