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About Bart Bales, PE MSME

Bart Bales, Principal of Bales Energy Associates, is a registered professional engineer in five states (MA, NY, CT, RI, and VT) with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. BEA is an Energy and Facility Advisor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under a state-wide contract and as such is pre-approved to provide energy advisory services to any state, municipal entity, school district or water district in Massachusetts. BEA is also a regular provider of utility funded energy analyses and advises a number of towns and cities on their Green Communities projects.

Mr. Bales is a regular speaker on energy-related topics at various energy-related conferences and other events, including the Building Energy Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This conference is organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Bales is a long-time member of the Building Energy Conference planning committee, and former board member of the NESEA. Mr. Bales has also spoken at the Energy Summit and other events organized by CoopPower.

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In addition to NESEA, Bart Bales has held memberships in Building Green, the Green Roundtable, the Association of Energy Engineers, and is a former chapter president of the Association of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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Mr. Bales holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering with an energy concentration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as a self-designed Bachelor of Science degree in Energy Studies, which included policy, technical and economics coursework. Graduate engineering studies included site and load analysis for a district heating network for a combined heat and power system in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the development and building of a wind turbine blade structural test rig, and the development of a computer program to evaluate the relative value of the heat and electrical power outputs of a combined heat and power (CHP) facility using exergy (thermodynamic availability of energy) as a metric. Undergraduate work included the energy option with classes on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, energy efficiency, solar engineering, wind energy, independent study project on aerodynamics, and a contracted peat pyrolysis project. He has also attended numerous energy-related conferences and seminars on building science, boiler, HVAC, geothermal & solar thermal system design, energy management systems & temperature controls, solar electrical & distributed electricity, combined heat & power systems, and other energy-related technologies.

Learn more about energy consulting services from Bart Bales when you contact him at Bales Energy Associates.


Watch this website for links for future Bales Energy Associates’  “High-Performance, Energy-Efficient, ‘Green’ Heating System Workshops”, ”Cold Climate Heat Pumps, Pellet Boilers & other Renewable Thermal Heating Systems”, or “Air-Source Heat Pumps, Mini-Splits & Heat Pump Water Heaters” Workshops in association with HalfMoon Education, Inc., Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON)  & with Greenfield Community College Workforce Development Program