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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

144 - How much do you make as an HVAC Engineer

11/20/2019
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In this episode I talk not only about cash but I also give some tips for what to expect in a transition and some of the most commonly asked questions. If you know someone who might be interested in this podcast please consider passing it along. Enjoy.

Duration:00:32:30

143 - Webinar Summary - Insight into ASHRAE Guideline 36 on High Performance Sequences

10/2/2019
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This episode summarizes a webinar that I watched regarding high performance sequences put on by Automated Logic Corporation.There is a lot of good stuff in the episode but you really need to study up on the new guideline 36 for the complete information. Please consider sharing this information with others. Show notes are available at www.hvac360.com/143 . Enjoy.

Duration:00:30:39

142 - Article Summary - Right Sizing Your Boiler Plant

9/18/2019
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In this episode I review another article, this time from HPAC Engineering Magazine. I'm always a sucker for good graphics and this one reeled me in. Always on a quest to learn how to optimize boiler plants I read this one and learned a few new things. Consider sharing this episode with other and find the show notes over at www.HVAC360.com/142 . Other than that, Enjoy!

Duration:00:26:28

141 - Commissioning Conversations over Coffee with Thomas Cocker

9/11/2019
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In this episode we talk with Commissioning Engineer Thomas Cocker. He shares his journey to become a commissioning engineer and some of the issues that he has seen, and as a bonus a few best practices. Be sure to share this one with all your commissioning friends and coworkers. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/141 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:56:57

140 - Back to School Goal Resetting and a 20-Workday Challange

9/4/2019
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In this episode I talk about taking some time to reset goals for the year, or actually set goals in the first place. Never too late to start. I give some advice and also some examples if you are having a hard time figuring out what your goals should be. Lastly I throw out a 20-workday challenge to network with 20 people and pile up some best practices for you. Not much as far as show notes this week, but you can always find them at www.hvac360.com/140. Please consider sharing this episode...

Duration:00:25:13

139 - Service and Maintenance Careers with Floyd -Butch- Azbell

8/28/2019
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This week I peek into the world of technicians and maintenance with my guest Floyd "Butch" Azbell. He has certainly been around the block a time or two and was gracious enough to take the time to share his experiences. For the links mentioned in the show you head on over to the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/139 . Take the time to share the show and above all Enjoy.

Duration:00:50:33

138 - Pump VFDs and Impeller Trimming

8/21/2019
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This week I answer a question about trimming impellers on pumps that have VFD's. After reading a little bit I think I have a good response thanks to Norm Hall over at RL Deppmann. It is a rather short episode so listen and share it. Show notes as per usual can be found over at www.hvac360.com/138 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:11:15

137 - Green Roofs, Blue Roofs, and More Drainage Discussions

8/14/2019
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This week we talk a little bit about plumbing and roof. Many have heard about the green roofs but I think fewer people understand the blue roof concept fully. The blue roof concept goes further than having on-site retention swales or storage tanks, turns out that you can use your roof for this task. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/137. Consider sharing this with your co-workers. Enjoy.

Duration:00:29:35

136 - Commissioning a Net-Zero Hospital with James Thornton

8/7/2019
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In this episode I sit down and talk with James Thornton the National Technical Leader of Commissioning with Henderson Building Solutions, about a net-zero hospital that he commissioned in the Mojave Desert of all places. Listen in as he shares some of his experiences and the lessons that he learned. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/136. Make sure that you share this episode with others to spread the word! Enjoy!

Duration:01:01:28

135 - Code Class - Ventilation and the 10 Foot Rule

8/1/2019
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This week I dig into a question: "If there is a 10-foot rule between exhaust and outside air per code, why can air-handling units violate this rule." I dig through the mechanical code and show you my process. If you jump on the show notes you can follow along. This is a skill that every design should have, and that everyone else should be aware of. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/135 . Please share the episode. Enjoy.

Duration:00:31:00

134 - Testing Adjusting and Balancing with Mike Mazzolini

7/24/2019
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This week we talk with Mike Mazzolini, Director of Operations with Fulton and Associates Air Balance. Mike gives us a good idea of what it's like to be a balancer, some of their processes and the tools they use. This conversation sets the foundation for others that we can revisit about specific systems so I hope that you would consider sharing the episode and as always, Enjoy.

Duration:01:09:53

133 - 5 Stranger Things about Hollywood

7/17/2019
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In this episode I put Hollywood on notice that the HVAC design community is on to their tricks! If they didn't keep producing great shows like Stranger Things then we'd probably be more vocal about it. What you say that you haven't watched Stranger Things? What are you waiting for! Consider this your invitation! Please Share and Enjoy!

Duration:00:15:25

132 - Seminar Thoughts about HVAC for Really Tall Buildings

7/3/2019
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This week I provide some of my thoughts on a session of super tall buildings. This is not definitive and it doesn't really do this session justice, as they had some great speakers, but this merely gives a starting point on some of the initial design questions that you need to think about when we are talking about tall buildings. Having said that, there are still some key take-aways for the everyday engineer. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/132 . Please consider sharing this content and as...

Duration:00:21:43

131 - Seminar Summary - Real Life HVAC System Efficiency Erosion

6/19/2019
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This week we dive back into the Houston ASHRAE Conference 2018 to talk about a proposed standard and a case study that was performed with some very interesting results. More info is on the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/131 . Please consider sharing. Enjoy.

Duration:00:16:12

130 - Article Summary - Designing Human Performance and Productivity into Buildings

6/12/2019
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This is another episode for those who don't like to read as much, but this time I summarize an article from the ASHRAE Journal about Human Productivity in Buildings. This is always an interesting thought experiment to me but I think my commentary and conclusions are more actionable than the actual article. Consider sharing this episode. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/130 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:19:44

129 - ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter - Building Our New Energy Future

6/5/2019
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This week we are talking with ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter about her experiences as president and explore the importance of her theme. If you know someone who would be interested in hearing this episode consider sharing. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/129 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:59:58

128 - Article Summary - Verifying High Performance at the Helen Sommers Building

5/22/2019
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In this episode I summary and comment on another article from the High Performance Building Magazine regarding verifying the high performance of a new building for the State of Washington and some of the takeaways from that project. links for this article can be found on the show notes page www.hvac360.com/128 . Consider sharing this episode or others and I will get more out to you. Enjoy.

Duration:00:13:57

127 - Article Summary - LinkedIn Net-Zero Energy Building

5/15/2019
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This weeks episode a summary of an article from the High Performance Building magazine. Don't like to read? Let me summarize this one for you. It's about a Net-Zero Office Building that was an adaptive reuse. There are things to be learned. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/127 . Consider sharing. Enjoy!

Duration:00:11:05

126 - Top Takeaways from ASHRAE Webcast 2019 on the Future of Refrigerants

5/9/2019
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Finally! I have had a chance to review the 2019 ASHRAE Webinar and put together my cliff notes version of some of the highlights and what I found interesting. The Webinar covers the future of refrigerants and the future looks hot, I mean, explosive... No that's not right either, how about flammable. Yes, handle with care as we transition to refrigerant with low GWP ratings. Please share the episode and visit the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/126 . Enjoy!

Duration:00:29:53

125 - Electrical for Temperature Controls

4/17/2019
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The is a brief dip into the electrical world of temperature controls. It is not complete but I would hope that it sheds maybe a little light on why things are the way they are and add a few more bricks of knowledge into your library of terms. Enjoy.

Duration:00:21:53