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Allison A. Bailes III, PhD

Allison A. Bailes III, PhD

Atlanta, Georgia

Allison Bailes writes the popular Energy Vanguard Blog. With a PhD in physics and thousands of hours spent in attics and crawl spaces, he knows houses.

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With a background in physics and nearly twenty years of experience in many facets of the residential buildings industry, Allison Bailes has a good handle on what’s wrong with residential buildings and how to fix them. In 2001, he built a high-performance home and launched himself into a new career in the world of building science. Since that time, he has worked as an HVAC designer, home performance contractor, regional manager for a green-building program, and building science trainer. For most of this new career, Dr. Bailes has run his own companies. Energy Vanguard, which he started in 2008, is his current firm.

At heart, though, Dr. Bailes is a teacher. He taught high school science for three years prior to earning a PhD in physics from the University of Florida and then taught physics for six years at the college level after his graduate education. Since leaving academia, he has focused his teaching on the principles of building science. Through short presentations, workshops, and extended classes, he has helped thousands of people understand how buildings work.

What Dr. Bailes is most known for is writing the Energy Vanguard Blog, which gets ten thousand page views per day. He also writes regularly for Green Building Advisor and has had articles published in Fine Homebuilding, The Journal of Light Construction, Home Energy Magazine, and other publications. Dr. Bailes is also popular speaker at conferences, presenting keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and extended workshops. In addition, he is a runner, a juggler, and a skier as well as having the honor of being perhaps the only man included in Who’s Who of American Women.
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Success! A House Needs to Breathe...Or Does It? sold 1002 pre-orders by April 16, 2020, was pitched to 11 publishers, and will be published by one he is currently in talks with.

$25 The One and Only

451 readers

Invest a little; get a lot.

You’ll get:
• 1 printed, signed copy
• 1 free digital copy

1 copy + ebook included

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$75 Three of a Kind

33 readers

One for you, two more for people you care about.

You’ll get:
• 3 printed, signed copies
• 3 free digital copies

3 copies + ebook included

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$150 The Six Pack

12 readers

As with beer, you’ll have some to share.

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• 6 printed, signed copies
• 6 free digital copies
• Your name listed as a Supporter

6 copies + ebook included

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$250 A Metric Dozen

13 readers

We Americans may be mixed up about units, but you don’t have to be confused about how houses work with ten copies of this book.

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• 10 printed, signed copies
• 10 free digital copies
• Your name listed in the book as an Advocate
• One-hour free consultation with Dr. Bailes

10 copies + ebook included

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$1250 The Half-Century Package

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Think of all the things you can do with 50 copies of this book: Use them in your business, hand them out to contractors, or give them as presents to all your nephews and nieces!

You’ll get:
• 50 printed, signed copies
• 50 free digital copies
• Your name listed in the book as a Booster
• One-hour webinar by Dr. Bailes tailored to the needs of your organization

50 copies + ebook included

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$2500 The Champion Combo

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You’re the kind of person who knows a good thing when you see it. And you want the building science message to be spread far and wide. You’re a real champ!

You’ll get:
• 100 printed, signed copies
• 100 free digital copies
• Your name listed in the book as a Champion
• Half-day workshop with Dr. Bailes (travel expenses extra), or one month of advertising in the Energy Vanguard Blog

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$6250 The Benefactor Bundle

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You’re on a mission. Busting myths and spreading the good word to anyone who has anything to do with homes is your aim. You know this is the real deal and want to get in early and go big. My appreciation for your contribution will know no bounds.

You’ll get:
• 250 printed, signed copies
• 250 free digital copies
• Your name listed in the book as a Benefactor
• Full-day workshop with Dr. Bailes (travel expenses extra), or three months of advertising in the Energy Vanguard Blog

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Update #2 - 14 days to go! April 3, 2020

Hello, building science advocates.  I appreciate all the pre-orders you've placed and the support you've shown.  As of this writing, the book has 676 pre-orders, and my contact at Publishizer told me that I broke the record for the fastest campaign to 500 pre-orders.  Thanks to you all for that!

The amount funded as of today is nearly $17,000.  That's more than many of the campaigns on Publishizer and if that's where the campaign ended, I'd consider it a success.  

But here's an example of what's possible.  Back in 2012, Seth Godin did a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund his book, The Icarus Deception.  He figured he needed $40,000 to really grab the attention of traditional publishers.  He ended up with nearly $300,000 — because, hey, he's Seth Godin — and the book was a great success.

I'm not going to hit his numbers, but the closer I can get to his goal of $40,000, the better the chances for this book to get into the hands of the many, many people who need it.  You can help me get there by letting your friends, family, and coworkers know about this campaign.  

Also, if you belong to a group like a local home builders' association, building science discussion group, or AIA chapter, see if they'd be interested in pre-ordering at the level of 100 or 250 copies.  With those, your group would also get a half-day or full-day workshop.

The Austin chapter of the Passive House Alliance did just that.  After a unanimous vote, they pre-ordered 100 copies so I'll be doing a half-day workshop for them when the book comes out.  Is your group ready to do that?

Thanks again for your support!

~ Allison

PS  This campaign ends on 16 April, fourteen days from now.