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Join Technical Editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in brief talks with authors of articles featured in monthly ASHRAE Journal issues. Interested in reaching the global HVACR engineering leaders with one program? Contact Greg Martin at 01 678-539-1174 | gmartin@ashrae.org.

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Join Technical Editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in brief talks with authors of articles featured in monthly ASHRAE Journal issues. Interested in reaching the global HVACR engineering leaders with one program? Contact Greg Martin at 01 678-539-1174 | gmartin@ashrae.org.

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English


Episodes
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16. Outdoor Air Ventilation in School Corridors with Lisa Ng

3/22/2024
The amount of time students spend in school corridors is small compared to time spent in classrooms. But Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, believes it’s important for school corridors to be ventilated beyond what’s currently required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022. She joins Journal Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski to explain why.

Duration:00:06:15

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15. IEQ in Residential Workspaces With Bill Healy

2/19/2024
During the pandemic, many businesses adopted a “work from home” model to ensure the safety of their staff. Now, that model may be here to stay and along with it an increased appreciation for IEQ in homes. Join Bill Healy, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, and the Journal’s technical editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss how ASHRAE can help identify opportunities to improve IEQ in residential workspaces. Resources: Residential Buildings Committee website Residential Issue Brief on “Working From Home”

Duration:00:12:00

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14. HVAC Fundamentals With Joel Primeau

1/23/2024
"I think offering an article on fundamentals will encourage younger members to read the Journal," says Joel Primeau, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Primeau and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss a new series that aims to better engage younger Journal readers by covering HVAC fundamentals.

Duration:00:03:47

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13. Marginal Carbon Factors With Bill Ryan

12/20/2023
Join Bill Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Ryan’s upcoming article covering marginal carbon factors and how electric production is controlled and managed. The technical feature will appear in the January 2024 print issue of ASHRAE Journal.

Duration:00:10:58

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12. We Need More Field Data for Ground Source Heat Pump Design Model With Steve Kavanaugh

11/21/2023
“There are so many things that you do not know down in the ground. So, in order to be accurate, a computer program must have all the necessary input data, and much of that input data is not available when the formation... [and the heat transfer are] complex,” says Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Join Kavanaugh and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they chat about the need for more field data for ground source heat pump design models.

Duration:00:07:01

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11: Avoiding Wet & Moldy AHUs in Critical-Care Facilities With David Schurk

10/23/2023
Join David Schurk, Life Member ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss ways to avoid wet AHUs and how to move toward more sustainable HVAC systems.

Duration:00:04:51

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10. Water Is Weird and Ice Wine Is Delicious With Joe Lstiburek

9/22/2023
Water is weird, says Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE. Join Joe and Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor, as they chat about Joe's October column on what makes water so weird and what ice wine and vin santo have to do with it.

Duration:00:08:29

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9. Thermal Comfort With Thomas Hartman

8/25/2023
“You can’t control what you don’t monitor,” says Thomas Hartman, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE. Join Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE’s Technical Editor, as she dives a little deeper into Hartman’s new article appearing in the September issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers some of the new features of ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

Duration:00:06:18

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8. How Can AI Benefit the Refrigeration Industry? With Andy Pearson

7/11/2023
Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit the refrigeration industry as well as some potential pitfalls that could lead to some embarrassing or costly mistakes.

Duration:00:06:49

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7. Decarbonization 101 With Paul Torcellini

6/28/2023
Join Rebecca Matyasovski and Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, as they expand on Torcellini's July ASHRAE Journal Asked & Answered article, define decarbonization and discuss approaches in new and existing buildings.

Duration:00:05:49

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6. Argonne’s New Materials Design Lab With Blair L. Hawn

5/23/2023
Join Blair L. Hawn, P.E., Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Hawn’s Technology Award Project being featured in June’s ASHRAE Journal. Hawn’s project, a new Materials Design Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art collaborative research facility for energy and materials scientists to investigate structures at the scale of a single electron and larger.

Duration:00:09:43

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5. Are Two ACHs Enough? With Austin Barolin

4/19/2023
Austin Barolin, Associate Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss Barolin’s article in the May issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers hospital air quality-based ventilation for hospital energy conservation and explains why two air changes per hour may be as good as 12.

Duration:00:04:52

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4. Spotlighting Unrecognized Contributions to HVAC&R With Janice K. Means

3/24/2023
ASHRAE Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski interviews Janice K. Means about her article in the April 2023 ASHRAE Journal. The article recognizes Eunice Newton Foote’s discovery of the role CO2 plays in causing greenhouse effect. Means’ new article series will spotlight historically undervalued contributions in areas that are of interest to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry.

Duration:00:04:45

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3. Innovative Design Elements With Lianne Cockerton

2/22/2023
Listen to Lianne Cockerton P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, chat with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about the innovative design elements—including welding stations—that made a Canadian industrial building and plumbers’ association nearly reach net zero energy. Local 144 was awarded the Award of Engineering Excellence for its outstanding application of design and effective energy use.

Duration:00:05:59

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2. Regulating Indoor Contaminants With Benjamin Jones

1/27/2023
Benjamin Jones, Dr.Eng., speaks with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about a proposed addendum to Standard 62.2 that considers harm as a basis of regulating contaminants in homes. He also talks about how this type of addenda could be used in other indoor spaces and by other organizations—and why you should always turn on your range hood.

Duration:00:05:43

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1. Math Matters With Andy Pearson

12/21/2022
Join our host and technical editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in a quick chat with ASHRAE Journal Refrigeration Applications columnist Andy Pearson in the first episode of Hot Air, a new series presented by ASHRAE Journal Podcast. In this premiere, we dive into ASHRAE Journal’s December 2022 column, “Math Matters,” and Andy gives advice on learning how to love the way numbers work.

Duration:00:10:47