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HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.

HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.
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HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.

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Episodes

95 - Radiant Mean Temperature with Robert Bean Part 2

8/15/2018
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The week we finish our conversation with guest Robert Bean by talking about Radiant Mean Temperature. This is something that every designer should know about, more so if you are always dealing with Architects who love all glass buildings. So notes and more can be found at www.hvac360.com/95 . Share this with others. Enjoy.

Duration:00:52:07

94 - Building Science and Comfort with Robert Bean Part 1

8/8/2018
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The week I talk with Robert Bean the mastermind behind www.healthyheating.com and a true Building Science Guru. Because of the wealth of knowledge that Robert has I broke this down into a two-parter. The first part covers the idea about Building Science and what it means to design for comfort. The fact that we, as Engineers, need to provide more guidance to Architects is highlighted in our discussion and the consequences when we don't. Show notes are at www.HVAC360.com/94. Enjoy.

Duration:00:37:48

93 - Ceiling Sandwich - Duct Layout Part 1

6/27/2018
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In this episode I begin to talk about duct layout and design, starting with my favorite planning tool the ceiling sandwich, Mm Mm Good! I share my process of laying this out and some things to think about and be wary of along the way. Consider sharing this episode if you like it with show notes at www.hvac360.com/93 . Enjoy.

Duration:00:22:02

92 - Duct Sizing Methods and Best Practices

6/22/2018
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This week on HVAC 360 I talk about the different duct sizing methods, a few stories and some best practices. It seems like a simple topic but so often we often perform job tasks without understanding the why? Please consider sharing this episode and for show notes visit www.HVAC360.com/92. Enjoy.

Duration:00:23:28

91 - Lessons Learned Commissioning Fan Coils

6/6/2018
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In this week's podcast I talk about my recent experience commissioning fan coil units and share the lessons I learned. The simpler the layout the more complex it can because when you start magnifying the quantities, so spend the time figuring out the first layout. Share this if you like it and show notes are at www.hvac360.com/91 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:27:43

90 - Chiller Trane-ing

5/30/2018
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The week I share some knowledge that I picked up at a local Trane Engineering Live Event. The topic was on Chilled-Water System Decisions and it was chocked full of good information and even some new ideas. So listen up, share with a friend, and check out my show notes at www.hvac360.com/90 for bonus goodies. Enjoy.

Duration:00:12:48

89 - Advocate Like a Boss - or rather - Like a Pro

5/23/2018
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In this week's episode I talk about the importance of advocating for professional issues in your area. Giving tips on what to expect and what I feel are best practices when speaking at a meeting. I consider doing this your professional duty to support or give critical feedback to those who are elected but may not be technically knowledgeable. Enjoy!

Duration:00:12:42

88 - Net-Zero K-12 and ASHRAE AEDG

5/16/2018
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This week we have our first return guest, Paul Torcellini, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and we talk about ASHRAE's latest Advanced Energy Design Guideline (AEDG) with targets Net-Zero for K-12 schools. This episode has a ton of information that can be found at the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/88 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:47:32

87 - ASPE - Plumbing Engineering and More

5/9/2018
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This week we talk with ASPE Society President Mitch Clemente to give us an inside tour to what ASPE is and what are some of the new things that are happening. ASPE in case you don't know is the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Check out our show notes at www.hvac360.com/87 and think about sharing the episode with others. ASPE is a great organization to get involved with for anyone interested in learning more about plumbing. Enjoy.

Duration:00:22:10

86 - Three Additions to Company Standards

5/2/2018
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In this episode I share three lessons that you could incorporate into your company design standards. These have been learned from others or have been experienced myself. Feel free to share this episode with others or visit the show notes at hvac360.com/86 . Enjoy

Duration:00:16:56

85 - Top 12 Takeaways from the ASHRAE Webcast 2018

4/23/2018
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In this episode of HVAC 360 I summarize my top 12 takeaways from my review of the 2018 ASHRAE Webcast: Making Energy Efficiency a Reality. This was hosted by a panel of three great presenters: Chris Mathis, Tom Durkin, and Mark Frankel. Hope you like the episode, show notes are at HVAC360.com/85. Enjoy

Duration:00:21:47

84 - Improving on HVAC Training

4/18/2018
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The week we are talking with Tauris McBride with Tauris Tech about the training of young people entering the work force. There are also a bunch of lessons that apply to young professionals growing their careers. Listen to the end to hear some of my highlights from the podcast and if you want show notes you can go to www.hvac360.com/84. Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:11

83 - Controllability and Building Performance

4/11/2018
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In this episode we talk with Graham Smith of Birling Consulting, a CIBSE Fellow who is an expert in the field of Building Performance and BioMass Plants. He teaches a thing or two about controllability and gives a couple of case studies. Show notes are at HVAC360.com/83. Enjoy.

Duration:00:47:14

82 - Strutting your Stuff - Energy Modeling and IBPSA

4/4/2018
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This week we are talking with Erik Kolderup with Kolderup Consulting about Energy Modeling and what it means to the performance of the building. Energy Modeling, mind you, is not to be confused with it's more common incarnation the Load Calculation, which has been used as a peak load, design day, sizing tool for HVAC systems for many years. This is the more encompassing tool that allows you to optimize the size of your equipment and target energy use throughout the year. If you know...

Duration:00:46:56

81 - High Stakes Humidification

3/28/2018
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This week I talk with Mike Goetz, Principal at Northrich Company about a project that he had and the options of Nortec Humidifiers he had to go through to find a viable solution for the owner. Get more information about the humidifiers at the show notes page on the website at www.hvac360.com/81. If you like the episode please share it and if you want to learn more about HVAC sign up for my list at www.hvac360.com Enjoy!

Duration:00:17:38

80 - Let's Light This Candle - Starting a New Season

3/21/2018
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This is a short episode letting you know that a new season of content is on it's way! I review the purpose of the podcast and thank those who have encouraged me to get back behind the mic. Enjoy.

Duration:00:05:04

H3-079 Alerton Controls AHR Expo

1/25/2018
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This week we are talking with Kevin Callahan, Product Owner and Evangelist for Alerton Controls. We cover the basics of who Alerton is and how they fit into the building ecosystem. Additionally with talk about their Ascent Compass Software and it's powerful functionality. And to wrap it all up we talk a little bit about the future, a future that may already be here. Enjoy.

Duration:02:57:51

H3-078 Trane Residential and Commercial AHR Expo

1/11/2018
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In this week's episode I talk with Ken Schoeneck and Rolf Paeper from Trane about products that they were showing back in 2015 in Chicago at the AHR Expo. Despite the interviews being three years old there is still some good content to learn from and it gives a little perspective on how things change over three years. Enjoy.

Duration:00:54:06

H3-077 Ice Storage Calmac

12/20/2017
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Welcome to another episode of HVAC 360. In this episode we dip into our content archive for some evergreen content and talk with Paul Valenta about Ice Storage Systems from Calmac. You'll learn what ice storage is, how it is used, and what it looks like. This recording is from the floor of the AHR Expo in 2015 but as I said everything we talk about still applies. Enjoy.

Duration:00:40:19

H3-076 AHR Expo 2014 - Comfy

2/15/2015
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In this episode I speak with Lindsay Baker who is the VP Business Development with Building Robotic about their new product called Comfy. This is a unique product that is still in the beta testing phase but it essentially looks at putting the power of energy efficiency into the hands of the occupants (my words, not theirs). They actually tout the fact that by allowing people some control of their surrounds that they can reduce the complaints and save the time of the maintenance staff. It...

Duration:00:58:45