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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.

Sunday
Apr072013

HVAC 360 - Episode 062 - HVAC Careers: Manufacturer's Representative

This week on HVAC 360 I talk with Rob Laneve from Air Control Products about career options for those interested in the HVAC field.  Specifically we focus on the Manufacturer's Representative.  These types of positions are usually a sales or support role for the manufacturing industry to help make sure that their brand is positively represented through excellent support and follow-up. I hope you like the episode and if you do, please share it with a friend.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Air Control Products

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA)

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Sunday
Apr072013

HVAC 360 - Episode 061 - VAV Terminal Units

This week on HVAC 360, I talk about the different types of terminal units. Typically found in variable air volume (VAV) systems these are the devices that keep most of us comfortable on a daily basis in commercial buildings. There are a number of things to keep in mind so in addition to discussing the types, I talk about the pieces and parts that make them up and the some of the things to watch out for during the installation process. If you liked the episode please share it with a friend.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

Price Industries  and their engineering guide

Titus and their engineering guide

There are a number of other manufacturer's, including the larger air-handling unit manufacturer's, but these are two of my favorites.

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Sunday
Apr072013

HVAC 360 - Episode 060 - NCBC National Conference on Building Commissioning

This week on HVAC 360 we talk about the NCBC (National Conference on Building Commissioning) with Liz Fischer and Jesse Sycuro. Liz is the Executive Director of the Building Commissioning Association and Jesse chair's the NCBC Planning Committee. We talk about the beginnings of the conference and it's relationship with PECI, as well as what attendees can expect from the conference this year, May 6-8, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.  If you like the show I would encourage you to share it with others.

This episode is brought to you with support from our sponsor:

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

NCBC - National Conference on Building Commissioning

Presentations from past NCBC shows: 2012, 2011, 2010

BCA - Building Commissioning Association

PECI - Training and Education 

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Wednesday
Mar272013

HVAC 360 - Episode 059 - Lessons Learned: Coordination

This week on HVAC 360, I share some of my lessons learned from the field by the review of one of the most asked questions as a commissioning authority, "What is your number one issue?"  To that I have to say coordination, which is the topic of choice this week.  Not only do I go into why I feel this is the number one issue, but I also share some of my lessons learned to help engineers produce a better set of documents.  If you like this episode please share with a friend or two.

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Sunday
Feb172013

HVAC 360 - Episode 058 - Bell & Gossett

This week on HVAC 360 we get a 'two-fer' from the Xylem Bell & Gossett booth at the AHR Expo 2013 in Dallas.  For our last interviews from the show floor we talk to Tomas Ricon and Mark Handzel with Bell & Gossett about the new products that they are showing at the Expo, information about the Little Red Schoolhouse, and some great resources which I will share in the post.  I hope you enjoy the interview and if you do please share it with someone that you think would like it as well.

Here are a few links that you can enjoy:

Bell and Gossett Homepage

The Little Red Schoolhouse

B&G Series 80 Sensorless Pumps

Selection and Sizing Tools

And as promised here are some photos:

 

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Sunday
Feb172013

HVAC 360 - Episode 057 - EnOcean Update

This on HVAC 360 we talk to Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean about what has changed and over the past year and what are some of the new products that were being showcased at the AHR Expo 2013 in Dallas.  To date the EnOcean Alliance membership is growing strong with larger players like Mitsubishi now on board, amoung others. If you like the episode make sure to share it with a friend.

Some links that I think you would like:

EnOcean Corporation

EnOcean Alliance website

EnOcean YouTube Channel

EnOcean Wireless Standard

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Wednesday
Feb132013

HVAC 360 - Episode 056 - Schneider Electric

This week on HVAC 360 we talk with Kathleen Heming at Schneider Electric about their new SmartStruxure product that was released at the AHR Expo this year in Dallas.  We talk about the applications how much of a game changer this is as a complete BAS interface.  Professionally speaking this is appears to be a great product and a complete solution.  There is a lot of good information in this one so listen carefully.  Also if you know someone who would also appreaciate hearing about this, pass the episode on.

Here are some quick links for you from this episode:

Schneider Electric Homepage

SmartStruxture Solutions Brochure

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Saturday
Feb022013

HVAC 360 - Episode 055 - AeroSeal Update

This week on HVAC 360, I talk with Neal Walsh of AeroSeal to get an update on how things are going with the Commercial HVAC Industry and to get some case studies on how it is being applied.  Neal also takes us through how the product is doing internationally and fastest areas of growth.  If you didn't already listen to our previous episode on AeroSeal from last year, take a listen and it will give you alot better idea of what the product is and how it can be used.

Here is a link for you to get more information:

AeroSeal Website

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Friday
Jan252013

HVAC 360 - Episode 054 - AHR Expo

This week on HVAC 360 we talk with Clay Stevens the President of the International Exposition Company. This is the company that puts on the AHR Expo which is the largest HVAC only show in the US, if not the world. Listen to the behind the scenes of the show and some great tips if you plan on attending. As the AHR Expo cycles through 5 different cities (Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando), one of which may be close to you. If you like the episode please share it with others.

Some links for you:

International Exposition Company

AHR Expo

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.

Monday
Oct292012

HVAC 360 - Episode 053 - Building Energy Efficiency

This week on HVAC 360 I talk with Chris Mathis, President of Mathis Consultants on the topic of Building Efficiency.  Chris has a really great prospective about how efficiency is working its way into codes and how those codes get enforced with code officials. We also talk about his other passion bee keeping, and if this seems like a topic unrelated to building efficiency think again!  I hope you get something out of this episode and if you do pass it along. 

 Here are some links for you:

Mathis Consulting

Bee Keeping

Or if you would like to save this directly to your computer you can Download the Episode Here! Just right-click on the link and save to your desktop.