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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.

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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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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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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.

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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 

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