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Imagine if you will an online learning center that provides the information that you want, no need, about the built environment.  Wouldn't that be great?! That's what I want this site to become.  Now that may be a bold statement but what's life without a few goals.  So what I plan on doing over the next few months is developing a discipline or two at a time.  The pages of these disciplines will contain information from myself as well as other resources from the internet that I have found worth your while. Enjoy.

Wednesday
Apr022014

HVAC 360 - Episode 072 - Melink - 2014 AHR Expo

This week on HVAC 360 I talk with Jason Taylor from Melink Corporation, who I talked to on the floor of the AHR Expo 2014 in New York City.  Melink was showing off their solution to a common problem in the kitchen hood industry, namely control and energy waste by running the exhaust system when it wasn't necessary.  Hopefully you'll pick up a thing or two about kitchen hoods and if you like the episdoe, share it with a friend.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Melink Corporation

 

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Sunday
Dec152013

HVAC 360 - Episode 071 - Business Coaching

This week on HVAC 360, we talk to Dominic Rubino of Focal Point Coaching. This episode might seem of topic to some but as we are in the business of producing excellence, we can't even start to achieve that without first having or working in a company that is suceessful. So we talk with Dominic about what are some of the top reasons that people use coaches and what can be done to address those issues. If you liked this episode please share it with others.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Focal Point Coaching

 

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Monday
Dec092013

HVAC 360 - Episode 070 - Plumbing Lessons Learned

In the episode of HVAC 360, I discuss the lessons learned for plumbing that I shared at a session of ASPE (American Society of Plumbing Engineers) in September. Even if you have nothing to do with plumbing these may be good lessons to stir your memory. As always comment and provide feedback and share this episode if you like. If you have any ideas for shows please let me know.

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Sunday
Jun302013

HVAC 360 - Episode 069 - Commissioning Issues Log

Commissioning Issues Logs are the at the heart of what we do as Commissioning Authorities.  In this episode of HVAC 360, I field this topic in response to a listener question and go through what I think should be part of the issues log, what should and shouldn't be included, and what to due about getting these resolved in a timely fashion so that you can make a profit while not making any enemies.  At the end, I include what I consider to be my secret sauce when it comes to making the most use out of a commissioning issues log.  I hope you enjoy the episode and if you did please past it on to a friend or a collegue.

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Saturday
Jun222013

HVAC 360 - Episode 068 - Thermostat Operation and Thermal Comfort

Welcome to this week's episdoe of HVAC 360 where we talk about Thermostat Operation and Thermal Comfort, along the lines of ASHRAE Standard 55.  While I have to admit most of you understand proper thermostat operation, you may come up short when describing it to a laymen.  This is where my visual analogy of the operation comes into play.  Hopefully this is something that you can use, but if not I talk a little about Thermal Comfort.  Although I didn't have my ASHRAE Standard 55 handy, I did have my Fundamentals.  Please consider sharing this episode or others that you have found enlightening with your friends and co-workers.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

ASHRAE Standard 55

The thermal comfort chart

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Sunday
Jun092013

HVAC 360 - Episode 067 Lessons Learned: Electrical Coordination

This week in HVAC 360 I talk about some lessons if have learned in the field regarding electrical coordination. Now this might seem like a departure from the HVAC focus of the program but some lessons are related, while others you might find parallels to things that you do know.  If you have any comments or feedback you can leave it at my blog.  If you like this episode please share it.

Either way I hope you get some bright ideas from the podcast.

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Saturday
May182013

HVAC 360 - Episode 066 - LEED Basis of Design

This week on HVAC 360 I talk about the LEED Basis of Design.  Starting from definitions from ASHRAE Guideline 0 and LEEDUser, I share what I feel makes a good Basis of Design.  I also share my perspective on how the design team should view this document going forward.  To many view this document as an added burden of the LEED process where I suggest that teams integrate this into their Standard of Care and make it a part of doing business.  Allowing the BOD to be a tool that makes sure that they have all the information they need and that they are headed in the right direction.  It can also be used as a training tool for younger engineers and a way to integrate firm practices further into their projects.  As with many things the importance of this document is just to start now.  It can always be changed and often times large portions of it can be reused.  If you like this episode, please share and spread the word.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

LEED User

ASHRAE Guideline 0

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Monday
May132013

HVAC 360 - Episode 065 - Radiant Cooling

This week on HVAC 360 we talk to Devin Abellon of Uponor about Radiant Cooling.  This is a technology that does not get selected for projects a lot but I feel that we need to still understand this system when we do run into it or find a situation where it does have a good fit.  I hope you learn something from this episode and if you do find it interesting please share it with someone else. 

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Uponor Engineering

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Monday
May062013

HVAC 360 - Episode 064 - ICC IAS Commissioning Accreditation

The week on HVAC 360 we have a very hot topic for you and this involves standards that are being proposed by the ICC that effect all of the current commissioning certification programs.  We have Gerry Kettler talking to us today as a member of the ICC committee and also as someone who is heavily involved in the commissioning standards for ASHRAE.  One thing to keep in mind is that this standard is out for public comment until mid-May so get your two cents in and if you think anyone else is interested, forward the show and have them comment as well.  Hope you like this topic, if you do let me know.

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

ICC IAS ACR476 Document

ICC G4-2012 Guideline for Commissioning

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Sunday
Apr282013

HVAC 360 - Episode 063 - Lessons Learned: Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems

This week at HVAC 360 I share some more lessons learned from the field regarding the design and installation around geothermal heat exchage systems or as some might know them ground loop heat exchange systems.  I touch on topics such as what to look for in the design of these systems and the construction issues that have appeared on a few of my projects.  I hope you picked up a thing or two and if you liked it please consider sharing it with a friend.

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Here are some links that you might find of interest:

GLHEpro Software

 

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