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Hot Air Podcast - ASHRAE Journal

Join our Technical Editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in brief talks with authors of articles
featured in monthly ASHRAE Journal issues.

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Rebecca Matyasovski is the technical editor of ASHRAE Journal. She has worked at ASHRAE Journal since 2000, after leaving her first job out of college at CNN/Sports Illustrated. Since starting at ASHRAE, Rebecca has closed on over 250 issues of the Journal with impeccable accuracy and care. She loves everything baseball, reading and taking it easy with her husband, her dog and her cat on her days off. She holds a degree in media communications and journalism from Asbury University.

Shortlisted for Best B2B Podcast, Technology Podcast, New Product Launch and Podcast Hero of the Year.


  • June 2024

    COMING SOON 

    The Life of Sadi Carnot With Andy Pearson

    Andy Pearson shares some of the upheaval in which scientist Sadi Carnot performed his work, including for the science we now call “thermodynamics.”

    Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Pearson's June 2024 article coming soon to the Tech Portal.

  • May 2024

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    This episode is provided with support from Addison.

    Data Center Energy Compliance Strategies in Hot Climates With Hamed Yassaghi

    Hamed Yassaghi, Ph.D., Associate Member ASHRAE, talks with the Journal technical editor about data center IECC 2021 compliance strategies in hot climates with air-cooled chillers.

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    Hamed Yassaghi, Ph.D., Associate Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Yassaghi's May 2024 article here.

  • April 2024

    Outdoor Air Ventilation in School Corridors With Lisa Ng

    The amount of time students spend in school corridors is small compared to time spent in classrooms. But Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, believes it’s important for school corridors to be ventilated beyond what’s currently required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022. She joins Journal Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski to explain why.

    Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Ng's March 2024 article here.

  • March 2024

    IEQ in Residential Workspaces With Bill Healy

    During the pandemic, many businesses adopted a “work from home” model to ensure the safety of their staff. Now, that model may be here to stay and along with it an increased appreciation for IEQ in homes. Join Bill Healy, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, and the Journal’s technical editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss how ASHRAE can help identify opportunities to improve IEQ in residential workspaces.

    Bill Healy, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Healy's March 2024 article here.

  • February 2024

    HVAC Fundamentals With Joel Primeau

    "I think offering an article on fundamentals will encourage younger members to read the Journal," says Joel Primeau, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Primeau and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss a new series that aims to better engage younger Journal readers by covering HVAC fundamentals.

    Joel Primeau, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Primeau's February 2024 article here.

  • January 2024

    Marginal Carbon Factors With Bill Ryan

    Join Bill Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Ryan’s upcoming article covering marginal carbon factors and how electric production is controlled and managed. The technical feature will appear in the January 2024 print issue of ASHRAE Journal.

    Bill Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Ryan's January 2024 article here.

  • December 2023

    We Need More Field Data for Ground Source Heat Pump Design Models With Steve Kavanaugh

    “There are so many things that you do not know down in the ground. So, in order to be accurate, a computer program must have all the necessary input data, and much of that input data is not available when the formation [and the heat transfer are] complex,” says Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Join Kavanaugh and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they chat about the need for more field data for ground source heat pump design models.

    Stephen P. Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Kavanaugh's December 2023 article here.

  • November 2023

    Avoiding Wet & Moldy AHUs in Critical-Care Facilities With David Schurk

    Join David Schurk, Life Member ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Schurk's November article. It includes ways to avoid wet AHUs and how to move toward more sustainable HVAC systems.

    David Schurk, Life Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Schurk's November 2023 article here.

  • October 2023

    Water Is Weird and Ice Wine Is Delicious With Joe Lstiburek

    Water is weird, says Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE. Join Joe and Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor, as they chat about Joe's October column on what makes water so weird and what ice wine and vin santo have to do with it.

    Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Lstiburek's October 2023 article here.

  • September 2023

    Thermal Comfort With Thomas Hartman

    “You can’t control what you don’t monitor,” says Thomas Hartman, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE. Join Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE’s Technical Editor, as she dives a little deeper into Hartman’s new article appearing in the September issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers some of the new features of ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

    Thomas Hartman, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Hartman's September 2023 article here.

  • August 2023

    How Can AI Benefit the Refrigeration Industry? With Andy Pearson

    Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit the refrigeration industry as well as some potential pitfalls that could lead to some embarrassing or costly mistakes.

    Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Pearson's August 2023 column here.

  • July 2023

    Decarbonization 101 With Paul Torcellini

    Join Rebecca Matyasovski and Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, as they expand on Torcellini's July ASHRAE Journal Asked & Answered article, define decarbonization and discuss approaches in new and existing buildings.

    Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Torcellini's July 2023 Q&A here.

  • June 2023

    Argonne’s New Materials Design Lab With Blair L. Hawn

    Join Blair L. Hawn, P.E., Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Hawn’s Technology Award Project being featured in June’s ASHRAE Journal. Hawn’s project, a new Materials Design Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art collaborative research facility for energy and materials scientists to investigate structures at the scale of a single electron and larger.

    Blair L. Hawn, P.E., Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Hawn's June 2023 article here.

  • May 2023

    Are Two ACHs Enough? With Austin Barolin

    Austin Barolin, Associate Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss Barolin’s article in the May issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers hospital air quality-based ventilation for hospital energy conservation and explains why two air changes per hour may be as good as 12.

    Austin Barolin, Associate Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Barolin's May 2023 article here.

  • April 2023

    Spotlighting Unrecognized Contributions to HVAC&R With Janice K. Means

    ASHRAE Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski interviews Janice K. Means about her article in the April 2023 ASHRAE Journal. The article recognizes Eunice Newton Foote’s discovery of the role CO2 plays in causing greenhouse effect. Means’ new article series will spotlight historically undervalued contributions in areas that are of interest to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry.

    Janice K. Means, P.E., Fellow/Life Member, ASHRAE

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    Check out Means' April 2023 article here.

  • March 2023

    Innovative Design Elements With Lianne Cockerton

    Listen to Lianne Cockerton P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, chat with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about the innovative design elements—including welding stations—that made a Canadian industrial building and plumbers’ association nearly reach net zero energy. Local 144 was awarded the Award of Engineering Excellence for its outstanding application of design and effective energy use.

    Lianne Cockerton P.Eng., Member ASHRAE

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    Check out Cockerton's March 2023 article here.

  • February 2023

    Regulating Indoor Contaminants With Benjamin Jones

    Benjamin Jones, Dr.Eng., speaks with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about a proposed addendum to Standard 62.2 that considers harm as a basis of regulating contaminants in homes. He also talks about how this type of addenda could be used in other indoor spaces and by other organizations—and why you should always turn on your range hood.

    Benjamin Jones, Dr.Eng.

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    Check out Jones' February 2023 column here.

  • January 2023

    Math Matters With Andy Pearson

    Hot Air host Rebecca speaks with ASHRAE Journal Columnist Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., as they dive into his December 2022 column, "Math Matters." 

    Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE

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    Check out Pearson's December 2022 column here.

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