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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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
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
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…"
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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."
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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 7

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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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Posted on January 1, 2014 at 2:10pm

Does Aeroseal work? An auditors review

Aeroseal is a product that seals small leaks in the ductwork. No attic work is required by the crew to work the equipment. It is monitored by a computer program that tells when the pressure of the ductwork is low enough that most of the leakage has been sealed.



The plus side to Aeroseal is that:



1. It is able to reach inaccessible parts if the attic such as flat roofs.



2. No attic work has to be done.



3. Unlike radiant barrier, it reliably works… Continue

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

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