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HVAC 360

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HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.

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HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.

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Great listen between meetings

By Nico DeGiorgio - Aug 04 2019
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I'm a manufacturer's rep and I love the industry exposure this provides outside my normal scope. Keep it up!

Great show. Very informative.

By Subcomandante Martin - Apr 17 2013
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Wish I would have found this show earlier. Enjoying getting caught up on past episodes.

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
4
3
1
2

Great listen between meetings

By Nico DeGiorgio - Aug 04 2019
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I'm a manufacturer's rep and I love the industry exposure this provides outside my normal scope. Keep it up!

Great show. Very informative.

By Subcomandante Martin - Apr 17 2013
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Wish I would have found this show earlier. Enjoying getting caught up on past episodes.
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HVAC 360

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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HVAC 360 is a podcast that covers the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry through the entire life cycle of a building. From building commissioning, engineering, and design, to construction, and of course operations and maintenance, I talk with and about the news, people, and products that are affecting our lives at a rapidly growing pace.

Rank #1: H3-027 HVAC Theory about Heat Transfer

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Final episode of the year here folks and 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.  If you enjoy it pass it along to others.  If you have comments and suggestions pass them along to me as well.

Dec 29 2011

36mins

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Rank #2: H3-076 AHR Expo 2014 - Comfy

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In this episode I speak with Lindsay Baker who is the VP Business Development with Building Robotic about their new product called Comfy.  This is a unique product that is still in the beta testing phase but it essentially looks at putting the power of energy efficiency into the hands of the occupants (my words, not theirs).  They actually tout the fact that by allowing people some control of their surrounds that they can reduce the complaints and save the time of the maintenance staff.  It really is a beautiful piece of software that you should at least take a look at. As always if you like the episode please consider sharing with a friend. Until next time, Enjoy.

Feb 16 2015

58mins

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Rank #3: H3-048 HVAC Refrigerants

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This week on HVAC 360 you'll get your primer on HVAC Refrigerants.  Ever wondered what happened to R-11? What is in store for 407C? How about using a natural refrigerant on your next project? If these topics peak your interest then tune while I chat with Dr. Eckhard Groll of Purdue University on a topic that he's really passionate about.  If this episode is of interest to you please feel free to pass it on.  Enjoy.

Jul 17 2012

59mins

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Rank #4: 90 - Chiller Trane-ing

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The week I share some knowledge that I picked up at a local Trane Engineering Live Event.  The topic was on Chilled-Water System Decisions and it was chocked full of good information and even some new ideas. So listen up, share with a friend, and check out my show notes at www.hvac360.com/90 for bonus goodies.  Enjoy.

May 30 2018

12mins

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Rank #5: H3-065 Radiant Cooling

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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. Enjoy.

May 13 2013

51mins

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Rank #6: 114 - Cooling Tower Observations

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This week I describe some of the components of a cooling tower and share my field knowledge including lessons learned.  If you like it please share it.  For the show notes go to www.hvac360.com/114 . Enjoy.

Jan 09 2019

26mins

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Rank #7: 123 - Speaking Electrical - MCA, MOCP, FLA, RLA, LRA

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In this episode I give an attempt at explaining a number of common electrical acronyms that you will run into when specifying equipment. It is important to know the language a little bit when talking with your friendly neighborhood electrical engineer. Please consider sharing the episode. Enjoy.

Mar 27 2019

22mins

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Rank #8: H3-063 Lessons Learned: Geothermal Heat Exchange

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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. Enjoy.

Apr 29 2013

33mins

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Rank #9: 84 - Improving on HVAC Training

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The week we are talking with Tauris McBride with Tauris Tech about the training of young people entering the work force. There are also a bunch of lessons that apply to young professionals growing their careers. Listen to the end to hear some of my highlights from the podcast and if you want show notes you can go to www.hvac360.com/84. Enjoy!

Apr 18 2018

34mins

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Rank #10: H3-062 HVAC Careers-Manufacturers Representatives

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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. Enjoy.

Apr 22 2013

57mins

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Rank #11: 97 - Construction Submittals 101 for Engineers

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This week I talk about construction submittals from the engineers standpoint.  These are the last check an engineer gets before their design gets released into the wild, so make this check count! Few get the benefit of knowing the why behind submittals so I share my two cents. Consider sharing. Enjoy.

Aug 29 2018

27mins

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Rank #12: 122 - Electrical Knowledge - Primer and Background

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In this episode I talk about some of the fundamental of aspect of electricity and AC distribution. There are a bunch of fun facts packed in this show so make sure you listen carefully to get them all. Please consider sharing, some show notes are over at www.hvac360.com/122 . Enjoy.

Mar 20 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: H3-049 Duct Leakage Testing

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This week on HVAC 360, I talk to Mark Terzigni, a project manager at SMACNA who talks this week about Duct Leakage, System Leakage, Duct Construction, and How to test it. There is a lot of information going on in this episode so I hope you like it.  If you do then pass it on.  Enjoy.

Jul 23 2012

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Rank #14: 102 - Boiler Venting with Jason Geagan

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The week we talk with Jason Geagan with US Draft Co. about something he know a thing or two about, Boiler Venting.  From the basics to best practices we cover a lot of ground with this podcast so buckle in! Show notes are over at www.hvac360.com/102 so take a look and don't forget to share. Enjoy!

Oct 10 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: H3-075 Scott Bowman

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In this episode I talk with Scott Bowman, who had recently retired from KJWW and has started his own consulting firm in "retirement".  It was a great pleasure to talk with Scott and learn about things from his prospective during his time in the building commissioning industry. I hope you find the interview as interesting as I did and if so, please feel free to pass it along. Enjoy.

Feb 09 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #16: H3-038 Mechanical Insulation

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Mechanical insulation is the topic this week when we talk to our guest Ron King, Consultant and Past President of the National Insulation Association.  Insulation goes beyond "the pink stuff" and for ductwork, piping, and equipment it is probably the biggest unsung hero of the green sustainablility movement.  Remember the saying, "The cheapest BTU is the one that you never have to make."  If you find this interesting pass it on to your friends. If you want to learn move visit my website at www.buildingx.co . Enjoy.

Mar 12 2012

47mins

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Rank #17: H3-053 Building Energy Efficiency

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This week on HVAC 360 I talk with Chris Mathis, President of Mathis Consultants on the topic of Building Efficiency.  Chris has a really great prospective about how efficiency is working its way into codes and how those codes get enforced with code officials. We also talk about his other passion bee keeping, and if this seems like a topic unrelated to building efficiency think again!  I hope you get something out of this episode and if you do pass it along.  Enjoy!

Oct 08 2012

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: H3-069 Commissioning Issues Log

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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.  Enjoy.

Jul 01 2013

47mins

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Rank #19: H3-017 Success as a Professional Engineer

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In this episode a talk about what I feel are the key to being a professional engineer: Being professional, growing skills, and learning how to network.  And although I focus on engineers on this episode you can really apply these skills to any profession.

Oct 02 2011

40mins

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Rank #20: H3-013 ASHRAE 90.1 with Steve Skalko

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In this episode I talk with Steve Skalko the current chair of ASHRAE's 90.1 standard committee.  We discuss a little bit about what the standard is, where it came from and where it's going.  This is a great episode for everyone to learn something about 90.1.

Sep 06 2011

57mins

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146 - Basics in Brief - Fan Types

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This week I bring back the basics of fans, this is a short-ish episode that provides some good groundwork for those needing to know more. I you like the episode consider passing it along. Enjoy.

Jan 22 2020

22mins

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145 - Ignorant to Informed - Questions to ask when you know nothing

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In this episode I take a listener comment and expound upon it a little bit. It all stemmed from a newsletter topic "I'll just look it up online!" about how designers don't just ask a question and part of it is found in the fact that they don't have enough information to start developing questions. They don't know, what they don't know. So the episode is meant to prime the pump for questions. Show notes can be found at www.HVAC360.com/145 . Please consider sharing the episode. Enjoy.

Dec 04 2019

23mins

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144 - How much do you make as an HVAC Engineer

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In this episode I talk not only about cash but I also give some tips for what to expect in a transition and some of the most commonly asked questions. If you know someone who might be interested in this podcast please consider passing it along. Enjoy.

Nov 20 2019

32mins

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143 - Webinar Summary - Insight into ASHRAE Guideline 36 on High Performance Sequences

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This episode summarizes a webinar that I watched regarding high performance sequences put on by Automated Logic Corporation.There is a lot of good stuff in the episode but you really need to study up on the new guideline 36 for the complete information. Please consider sharing this information with others. Show notes are available at www.hvac360.com/143 . Enjoy.

Oct 02 2019

30mins

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142 - Article Summary - Right Sizing Your Boiler Plant

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In this episode I review another article, this time from HPAC Engineering Magazine. I'm always a sucker for good graphics and this one reeled me in. Always on a quest to learn how to optimize boiler plants I read this one and learned a few new things. Consider sharing this episode with other and find the show notes over at www.HVAC360.com/142 . Other than that, Enjoy!

Sep 18 2019

26mins

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141 - Commissioning Conversations over Coffee with Thomas Cocker

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In this episode we talk with Commissioning Engineer Thomas Cocker. He shares his journey to become a commissioning engineer and some of the issues that he has seen, and as a bonus a few best practices. Be sure to share this one with all your commissioning friends and coworkers. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/141 . Enjoy!

Sep 11 2019

56mins

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140 - Back to School Goal Resetting and a 20-Workday Challange

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In this episode I talk about taking some time to reset goals for the year, or actually set goals in the first place. Never too late to start. I give some advice and also some examples if you are having a hard time figuring out what your goals should be. Lastly I throw out a 20-workday challenge to network with 20 people and pile up some best practices for you. Not much as far as show notes this week, but you can always find them at www.hvac360.com/140. Please consider sharing this episode and as always Enjoy!

Sep 04 2019

25mins

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139 - Service and Maintenance Careers with Floyd -Butch- Azbell

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This week I peek into the world of technicians and maintenance with my guest Floyd "Butch" Azbell. He has certainly been around the block a time or two and was gracious enough to take the time to share his experiences. For the links mentioned in the show you head on over to the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/139 . Take the time to share the show and above all Enjoy.

Aug 28 2019

50mins

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138 - Pump VFDs and Impeller Trimming

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This week I answer a question about trimming impellers on pumps that have VFD's. After reading a little bit I think I have a good response thanks to Norm Hall over at RL Deppmann. It is a rather short episode so listen and share it. Show notes as per usual can be found over at www.hvac360.com/138 . Enjoy!

Aug 21 2019

11mins

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137 - Green Roofs, Blue Roofs, and More Drainage Discussions

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This week we talk a little bit about plumbing and roof. Many have heard about the green roofs but I think fewer people understand the blue roof concept fully. The blue roof concept goes further than having on-site retention swales or storage tanks, turns out that you can use your roof for this task. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/137. Consider sharing this with your co-workers. Enjoy.

Aug 14 2019

29mins

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136 - Commissioning a Net-Zero Hospital with James Thornton

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In this episode I sit down and talk with James Thornton the National Technical Leader of Commissioning with Henderson Building Solutions, about a net-zero hospital that he commissioned in the Mojave Desert of all places. Listen in as he shares some of his experiences and the lessons that he learned. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/136. Make sure that you share this episode with others to spread the word! Enjoy!

Aug 07 2019

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135 - Code Class - Ventilation and the 10 Foot Rule

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This week I dig into a question: "If there is a 10-foot rule between exhaust and outside air per code, why can air-handling units violate this rule." I dig through the mechanical code and show you my process. If you jump on the show notes you can follow along. This is a skill that every design should have, and that everyone else should be aware of. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/135 . Please share the episode. Enjoy.

Aug 01 2019

31mins

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134 - Testing Adjusting and Balancing with Mike Mazzolini

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This week we talk with Mike Mazzolini, Director of Operations with Fulton and Associates Air Balance. Mike gives us a good idea of what it's like to be a balancer, some of their processes and the tools they use. This conversation sets the foundation for others that we can revisit about specific systems so I hope that you would consider sharing the episode and as always, Enjoy.

Jul 24 2019

1hr 9mins

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133 - 5 Stranger Things about Hollywood

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In this episode I put Hollywood on notice that the HVAC design community is on to their tricks! If they didn't keep producing great shows like Stranger Things then we'd probably be more vocal about it. What you say that you haven't watched Stranger Things? What are you waiting for! Consider this your invitation! Please Share and Enjoy!

Jul 17 2019

15mins

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132 - Seminar Thoughts about HVAC for Really Tall Buildings

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This week I provide some of my thoughts on a session of super tall buildings. This is not definitive and it doesn't really do this session justice, as they had some great speakers, but this merely gives a starting point on some of the initial design questions that you need to think about when we are talking about tall buildings. Having said that, there are still some key take-aways for the everyday engineer. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/132 . Please consider sharing this content and as always, Enjoy.

Jul 03 2019

21mins

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131 - Seminar Summary - Real Life HVAC System Efficiency Erosion

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This week we dive back into the Houston ASHRAE Conference 2018 to talk about a proposed standard and a case study that was performed with some very interesting results. More info is on the show notes page at www.hvac360.com/131 . Please consider sharing. Enjoy.

Jun 19 2019

16mins

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130 - Article Summary - Designing Human Performance and Productivity into Buildings

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This is another episode for those who don't like to read as much, but this time I summarize an article from the ASHRAE Journal about Human Productivity in Buildings. This is always an interesting thought experiment to me but I think my commentary and conclusions are more actionable than the actual article. Consider sharing this episode. Show notes are at www.hvac360.com/130 . Enjoy!

Jun 12 2019

19mins

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129 - ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter - Building Our New Energy Future

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This week we are talking with ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter about her experiences as president and explore the importance of her theme. If you know someone who would be interested in hearing this episode consider sharing. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/129 . Enjoy!

Jun 05 2019

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128 - Article Summary - Verifying High Performance at the Helen Sommers Building

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In this episode I summary and comment on another article from the High Performance Building Magazine regarding verifying the high performance of a new building for the State of Washington and some of the takeaways from that project. links for this article can be found on the show notes page www.hvac360.com/128 . Consider sharing this episode or others and I will get more out to you. Enjoy.

May 22 2019

13mins

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127 - Article Summary - LinkedIn Net-Zero Energy Building

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This weeks episode a summary of an article from the High Performance Building magazine. Don't like to read? Let me summarize this one for you. It's about a Net-Zero Office Building that was an adaptive reuse. There are things to be learned. Show notes can be found at www.hvac360.com/127 . Consider sharing. Enjoy!

May 15 2019

11mins

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iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
4
3
1
2

Great listen between meetings

By Nico DeGiorgio - Aug 04 2019
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I'm a manufacturer's rep and I love the industry exposure this provides outside my normal scope. Keep it up!

Great show. Very informative.

By Subcomandante Martin - Apr 17 2013
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Wish I would have found this show earlier. Enjoying getting caught up on past episodes.