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Entries in HVAC360 (61)

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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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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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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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.

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

Here are some links that you might find of interest:

GLHEpro Software

 

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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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