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ASHRAE Journal Podcast

Tune into conversations between leading ASHRAE experts as they discuss what HVAC engineers need to know to design better systems and grow the HVAC&R industry.

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  • Season 3

    16. Diversity in HVAC&R—Driving Technology Through Workforce Development

    Left, Eleazar Rivera; Jeannette Hay; Cuauhtemoc Aguirre

    Host: John Falcioni

    Join three ASHRAE volunteer leaders from Mexico—Jeannette Hay, Associate Member ASHRAE, the current president of the Monterrey chapter; Eleazar Rivera, Member ASHRAE, past president of the Monterrey chapter; and Cuauhtemoc Aguirre, Member ASHRAE, the president of the Guadalajara chapter—in a conversation with ASHRAE Journal Editor John Falcioni on the impact of Latinos in the HVAC&R industry in North and South America… and much more!

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    Diversidad en HVAC&R—Impulsar la Tecnología a Través del Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral 

    Anfitrión: John Falcioni

    Unase a tres líderes voluntarios de ASHRAE de México: Jeannette Hay, presidenta de la sección de Monterrey en México; Eleazar Rivera, ex presidente de la sección de Monterrey; y Cuauhtemoc Aguirre, presidente de la sección de Guadalajara, en una conversación con el editor de ASHRAE Journal, John Falcioni, sobre el impacto de los latinos en la industria de HVAC&R en América del Norte y América del Sur… y mucho más!

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    15. Industry 4.0: The Beckoning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Left, Michael Cooper; Stephen Heard; Bob Tonner

    Host: John Falcioni

    Industry 4.0 is the term used in digital technology to describe the gathering, analysis and use of data in every step of manufacturing and other processes to maximize efficiency. The same technology that ensures getting the most out of these systems will optimize HVAC systems and revolutionize how we work and live. Join Michael Cooper, P.E., Member ASHRAE; Stephen Heard, P.E.; Bob Tonner; and ASHRAE Journal Editor John Falcioni as they examine the impact and challenges that the Industrial Internet of Things is having on HVAC&R in residential and commercial buildings.

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  • Season 2

    14. Are Ground-Source Heat Pumps Our Future?

    Left, Garen Ewbank; Steve Hamstra

    “When we have something that works, we just tend to do that over and over again… we’re all liability averse, but there’s also a place, especially now, for us to consider new and emerging technologies,” says Steve Hamstra, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Hamstra and Garen Ewbank, Member ASHRAE, as they discuss the implementation, reliability and resiliency of ground-source heat pumps; the cost, incentives and benefits of retrofitting with new technology; and why the future looks bright for the industry.

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    13. Cybersecurity in the HVAC Industry: Breaking Down the Risks

    Left, David Branson; Michael Galler; Anto Budiardjo

    Methods for intrusion have really become more complicated and more complex, and so the solutions have become more complex to deal with them,” says David Branson, P.E., BCxP, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Join Branson, Michael Galler, Member ASHRAE, and Anto Budiardjo as they examine various aspects of cybersecurity within HVAC&R, including hazards and the origins of threats. They also discuss areas to be cognizant of to prevent breaches and share some of the solutions that the IT industry has successfully implemented which could also serve HVAC markets, including the importance of managing networks.

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    12. Practical Energy-Efficient Best Practices for Hospitals

    Left, Mick Schwedler; Tim Peglow

    “Getting an efficient operating infrastructure does help, and it's always cheaper to do it on the initial build than it is to go back and retrofit,” said Tim Peglow, P.E., Associate Member ASHRAE. Join Peglow and 2021–22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, as they discuss practical energy-efficient applications in hospitals and the 50% Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG), a sensible approach for engineers and building owners and operators to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis.

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    11. Encouraging Energy Use Efficiency: From Cold Stores to Office Buildings

    Left, Andy Pearson; Julie Godefroy; Hywel Davies

    Because energy costs have risen since the 1990s, there’s a greater willingness today to share information about energy efficiency, said Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE. Join Pearson, Julie Godefroy, Ph.D., C.Eng., and Hywel Davies, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, as they identify how careful measurements and management of energy in cold stores and office buildings can result in significant benefits for stakeholders.

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    10. Lessons Learned: What I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Engineer

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    Left, Katherine Hammack; Jennifer Leach

    “I think just being visible and accessible is the key to mentorship. When you open yourself up to the opportunity—whether you’re giving it or receiving it—then friendships are formed and bonds are made,” said Jennifer Leach, P.E., Member ASHRAE. Leach and Katherine Hammack, Fellow ASHRAE, talk mentorship, lessons learned from past experiences and how engineers should nurture their curiosity on this episode of ASHRAE Journal Podcast.

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    9. Uncovering Unconscious Bias in the HVAC&R Industry

    Guests, left, Dunstan Macauley, Carrie Anne Monplaisir and Devin Abellon

    Left, Dunstan Macauley; Carrie Anne Monplaisir; Devin Abellon

    “Equity is the goal we strive for,” says Vice President Dunstan Macauley, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Macauley; Regional Vice Chair for the Young Engineers in ASHRAE Committee Carrie Anne Monplaisir, Associate Member ASHRAE; and Region X Director and Regional Chair Devin Abellon, P.E., Member ASHRAE, as they discuss how ASHRAE and the engineering industry can be more inclusive. 

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    8. HVAC in Space: Creating Extraterrestrial Indoor Environments

    Left, John Constantinide; Hamidreza Najafi

    In outer space applications, HVAC is a matter of survival—not comfort or health, according to Hamidreza Najafi, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE. To kick off ASHRAE Journal Podcast’s second season, Najafi and John Constantinide, P.E., Member ASHRAE, discuss how HVAC&R technologies used on Earth can be applied to extraterrestrial indoor environments as well as the opportunities ASHRAE has to help shape the built environment in space. 

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  • Season 1

    7. What Controlled Environment Agriculture Demands of HVAC Systems

    Guests Dan Dettmers and Kyle Booth

    Left, Dan Dettmers; Kyle Booth

    “Lumens are for humans,” but not plants—including cannabis, says Kyle Booth, Associate Member ASHRAE. Booth and Dan Dettmers, Member ASHRAE, discuss what controlled environment agriculture demands of HVAC systems, the patchwork regulations born from increasing legalization of cannabis and how cannabis grow facilities are helping the CEA and HVAC&R industries develop equipment as the “grow local” food movement gets louder.

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    6. Behind the Design of ASHRAE's New Global HQ

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    Left, Gregory Walker; Ginger Scoggins; Stanton Stafford

    ASHRAE’s new global headquarters proves it is possible to transform a 1970s-era building into a net zero energy, low carbon operating office—on a budget. On this episode, the architect, mechanical engineer of record and project manager of ASHRAE’s new HQ discuss what went into deciding which systems to use and how the building would operate. 

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    5. Demystifying Decarbonization

    Don Colliver and Tom Phoenix

    Left, Donald Colliver; Thomas Phoenix

    Building decarbonization is an industry trend, talking point and hot topic. But why is it important, how specifically might it affect building professionals and how is ASHRAE involved? The co-chairs of ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization—Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, and Thomas Phoenix, P.E., BEMP, Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE—define, demystify and deconstruct building decarbonization. 

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    4. 'There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch'

    John Straube and Joseph Lstiburek

    Left, John Straube; Joseph Lstiburek

    “We need to be able to be more honest about what doesn’t work and share those failures so that our next projects can be better,” says John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Member ASHRAE. On this episode, Straube and Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, discuss why human judgment is critical to a better built environment. 

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    3. Exploring HVAC&R’s New Connected Data Frontier

    Sheila Hayter and Chuck Gulledge

    Left, Sheila Hayter; Chuck Gulledge

    The HVAC&R industry’s new frontier centers on designers and engineers understanding how to collect, analyze and use data to design and operate adaptive buildings. Sheila Hayter, P.E., Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, and Chuck Gulledge, P.E., HBDP, Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, discuss how the HVAC&R industry is evolving with digital-driven technologies and knowledge. 

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    2. What You Don't Know Can Kill You


    Left, Mike Gallagher; Greg Nilsson

    Last year as wildfires raged in California, some building owners closed outdoor intakes but left bathroom intakes open, pulling smoke into their buildings. Greg Nilsson and Mike Gallagher, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, discuss ASHRAE’s proposed guideline on protecting building occupants from smoke during wildfire and prescribed burn events and offer some tips for engineers, facility managers and owners. 

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    1. 'If You Were Waiting for the Opportune Moment, This Is It'

    Left, William Bahnfleth; Jason DeGraw

    Epidemic Task Force Chair William Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, and Jason DeGraw, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, discuss the task force’s guidance, including its Core Recommendations and how the COVID-19 pandemic could create long-lasting change in the HVAC&R industry. 

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Credits
John Falcioni, Editor
Kelly Barraza, Managing Editor
Chadd Jones, Associate Editor (Producer & Audio Engineer) 
Kaitlyn Baich, Assistant Editor
Tani Palefski, Associate Editor
Rebecca Matyasovski, Associate Editor

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ASHRAE has not investigated and ASHRAE expressly disclaims any duty to investigate any product, service, process, procedure, design or the like which may be described in an episode of ASHRAE Journal podcast. The appearance of any technical data, editorial material or advertisement in this podcast does not constitute endorsement, warranty or guarantee by ASHRAE of any product, service, process, procedure, design or the like. ASHRAE does not warrant that the information in this podcast is free of errors and ASHRAE does not necessarily agree with any statement or opinion in this podcast. The entire risk of the use of any information in this podcast is assumed by the user.

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