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Entries in HVAC360 (61)

Sunday
Mar042012

HVAC 360 - Episode 037 - Net-Zero Energy Buildings

On HVAC 360 this week we field a listener request and talk with Paul Torcellini, Principal Engineer with NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratories regarding Net-Zero Energy Buildings.  This show has a ton of information that I encourage everyone to share.  As Paul said, the more that we can share Net-Zero engineering innovations with each other, the quicker the adoption becomes and the less we will feel like we are sticking our necks out over unproven techniques. 

As promised in the episode here are the following links:

NREL Homepage

Energy.gov's Building Database link

Energy.gov's Commercial Buildings Initiative link

To ask questions of NREL fill out the link on this page

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
Feb292012

HVAC 360 - Episode 036 - Emerson Climate Technologies

This week we return to the AHR Expo for an interview with Mitch Knapke of Emerson Climate Technologies.  We discuss the release of their new product the Copeland Scroll K5 which they report can save refrigeration-related energy consumption 10 percent over current technology.  In addition this compressor also includes Emerson's new CoreSense onboard compressor diagnostics which has to make it one of the most technician friendly compressors out on the market today.  If you like what you hear please pass the episode on.

Also Emerson has a number of mobile apps available.  I haven't played with them myself but that doesn't mean that I shouldn't share.

Emerson Mobile Apps Link

If you would like the official press release look at this link:

Copeland Scroll K5 Press Release

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
Feb202012

HVAC 360 - Episode 035 - Non-Chemical Water Treatment Devices

Wowzer!  This week I would have loved to have shortened the title but some things are just like that, NCWTD's just didn't cut it.  This week I have the distinct pleasure to talk to Dr. Janet Stout about a recent ASHRAE-sponsored research project she was involved in.  The results of which are very enlightening and thought provoking.  So what are these Non-Chemical Water Treatment Devices? In my mind they have always been a replacement for the standard chemical water treatment, the shot feeder and all that.  They have been the darlings of the green movement because less chemicals are good, right?!  Just listen to the interview.  To be clear, these devices have typically been used in building condenser water (cooling tower water) systems.

For those of you interested in contacting Dr. Stout or obtaining a copy of the power point that I made a reference to in the interview, send your request to: info@specialpathogenslab.com or visit the site www.specialpathogenslab.com

If you just want the link to the study:  Biological Control in Cooling Water Systems Using Non-Chemical Treatment Devices, ASHRAE 1361-­-RP (PDF)

The moral of the story is test your water or advise your clients to.

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Wednesday
Feb152012

HVAC 360 - Episode 034 - AeroSeal

HVAC 360 this week talks to Neal Walsh of AeroSeal, who has designed a system and sealant that seals ductwork on the inside from the outside.  This appears to be a great time and labor saver and also can couple with duct cleaning.  This product can be applied to both Residential and Commercial but I keep the focus on the later for our episode.  If you find this episode interesting please let me know and pass it along to someone else who might enjoy it.  For more information visit the AeroSeal website.  UPDATE: here is a look at the product as it was demoed at the AHR Expo. It is a little hard to explain but if you look at this diagram on their website it will clarify it for you.

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Tuesday
Feb072012

HVAC 360 - Episode 033 - LG Commercial AC

On HVAC 360 this week I talk to Kevin McNamara VP of LG Commercial Air Conditioning from the floor of the AHR Expo in Chicago 2012.  Mr. McNamara talks about the new Multi V III LG Multi V III(see photo right) that is on the market as well as other aspects of the company here in the US. I have to add here that the audio was slightly affected because of Mr. McNamara's height, I'm guessing 6'-6".  Also I have to add a photo of my favorite LG product the Art Cool Picture.  Yes, the picture hanging on the wall in the photo below is the evaporator section of a split system.  For full disclosure, I have never specified the Art Cool but I love the concept! If you If you have any comments about the episode please drop Art Cool Pictureme a line at matt@buildingx.co or if you enjoyed the show please spread the word an share it.  For those of you who need a few links with their content you can reach LG Commercial HVAC Division at the following Link:

LG Commercial Air Conditioning Home Page

 

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Monday
Jan302012

HVAC 360 - Episode 032 - FieldAware Software

HVAC 360 this week talks to Karl Schneider of FieldAware Software from the floor of the AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago.  FieldAware is a new software service that improves efficiency and effectiveness of field personnel.  With an asset management component being released in February 2012, they are off to a good start offering native mobile applications that can help HVAC companies increase their profitability.  For more information, a demo of their product, or a free trial, check out their website:

 www.fieldaware.com

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Monday
Jan162012

HVAC 360 - Episode 030 - ASHRAE Virtual Conference

The week I talk with Dennis Wessel, the chair of ASHRAE's Conference and Exposition Committee, about the Virtual Conference that occurs along side the Winter and Summer meetings.  I try to cover everything that a potential attendee might want to know, from signing up to length of access.  Compared to other virtual conferences, I feel this one is really well done, combining a fresh and broad choice of sessions and even some way to ask questions to the presenters.  I even like Dennis's idea of having a firm purchase a corporate access to the conference and use it as a in-house lunch and learn series.  This is really the next best thing to being at the conference and for a lot of professionals really the only viable option.  For more information about this conference and previous conferences check out this link:

ASHRAE's Virtual Conference Page

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Monday
Jan092012

HVAC 360 - Episode 029 - EmpoweringPumps.com

In this episode of HVAC 360 I talk with Charli Matthews, founder of empoweringpumps.com.  Topics covered include the purpose of the site, online versus print media, and what the future holds for her site.  My interest in this site stems from Charli's commitment of independent publishing and the fact that she is trying to create a global repository for pumps.  Thanks Charli and keep up the good work.

Check out the Empowering Pumps website.

If you want to follow Charli on Twitter check here out: @CharliKMatthews

or just email her at charli [at] empoweringpumps.com

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Tuesday
Jan032012

HVAC 360 - Episode 028 - Howard McKew

On this episode of HVAC 360 I get a chance to talk with Howard McKew, President of Building Smart Software. Howie has a ton of experience to draw from the various industry jobs he's held and often writes about that experience in his columns in Engineered Systems Magazine.  It was truely a pleasure to talk to him and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did.  As usual below you will find a couple of links from the show:

Building Smart Software

His email address: hmckew [at] bss-consultant.com

Howard's book on managing engineers

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Thursday
Dec292011

HVAC 360 - Episode 027 - HVAC Theory about Heat Transfer

After an unexpected trip and a hectic holiday season I present the final episode of the year. In this episode I wanted to talk about the basics of HVAC Heat Transfer.  I talk about Conduction, Convection, and Radiation, the three modes of heat transfer in a easy to understand format.  I accomplish this partly by using the analogy of the four natural elements.  Don't get it? Just listen it should make sense.  Also while I was recording this episode I had the phone ring which I managed to edit out but it is not perfect.  If you can be the first to identify where in the recording you hear it I will give you a mention in a future episode.  Lastly, if you enjoy this episode pass it along to others.  Or if you have comments and suggestions pass them along to me as well.  Here's to a great new year, Thanks to everyone for listening. - Matt

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