21 episodes

Welcome to the Better Building Systems podcast. In this podcast we will be dissecting building systems and problems with creativity, coffee, and curmudgeon's. Not all buildings are built or managed the same, and in each episode will take a dive into the inner workings of the technology of today's and yesterday's buildings and break down the good, bad, and ugly of the systems, equipment, tech, and much much more.

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Welcome to the Better Building Systems podcast. In this podcast we will be dissecting building systems and problems with creativity, coffee, and curmudgeon's. Not all buildings are built or managed the same, and in each episode will take a dive into the inner workings of the technology of today's and yesterday's buildings and break down the good, bad, and ugly of the systems, equipment, tech, and much much more.

    HVAC Safety Measures in 2021

    HVAC Safety Measures in 2021

    Welcome to the Better Building Systems podcast! In today’s episode we will be discussing the importance (or not) of increased filtration/ventilation/disinfection of supply air in facilities as we re-open in 2021. As you all know, COVID-19 has caused some substantial changes in 2021. In the building world, there is increased visibility in OA intake, filtration, and disinfection in our buildings HVAC systems. The thought is these measures are making our buildings safer for occupants. We discuss the viability in these measures, and see where the Building Hotrodders stand as facilities begin to open back up. Do we keep these measures in place? Or are the current minimum standards adequate? That is the 1,000,000 dollar question. Tune in to hear our thoughts! As a disclaimer, we are only providing our thoughts for the podcast. Always refer to your local and state codes/guidelines for operational requirements. For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 58 min
    Getting Small

    Getting Small

    In this weeks episode the Building Hotrodders talk about the importance of getting small. What does that mean you may ask......to the Building Hotrodders, getting small means multiple things. Overall, to have the ability to get small means you can take the tour from the boiler room to the board room. It also means an individual or a team can break down complicated calculations/tasks to clearly identify the foundational elements. This can mean raw data, operating principles, and much much more. Another outfall of this episode is we were able to outline what we feel are the 10 (off the cuff) commandments to getting small.
    Slow down
    Take accountability
    Document everything
    Do error checking
    Dont assume
    Be humble
    Check your work (big and small)
    Provide a sensitivity analysis of your outcome
    Check continuity continuously
    Be consistent
    Tune in to hear our thoughts! For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 51 min
    Biggest Building Mistakes

    Biggest Building Mistakes

    In this episode the Building Hotrodders discuss some of the biggest mistakes being made in todays facilities and some technologies to avoid. We cover the application of bad technologies, misapplication of good technologies, and bad technology overall. As always, this was a very interesting discussion and our industry experts provided great insight. Are you applying good technology incorrectly? Tune in to find out! For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Top 6 Best Business Practices

    Top 6 Best Business Practices

    In this weeks episode the Building Hotrodders change gears and discuss our top 6 best business practices. On the list is:
    Answer the phone
    Be brief
    Be right
    Be on time
    Be nice
    Don't plan too much
    Tune in to hear our reasoning behind these best business practices. You might be surprised on our reasons behind some of these! For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Emerging Technology in our Industry

    Emerging Technology in our Industry

    In this weeks episode the Building Hotrodders discuss emerging technology in the commercial/industrial HVAC industry. We cover different applications of VFD's, discuss magnetic bearing chillers, ground source heat pumps, and new networking technology to allow for easier communication and programming of equipment. A lot of the technology we discuss in this episode has actually been around for many years, but with advancements in manufacturing, materials, etc, this technology is becoming more and more prevalent due to efficiency and capacity gains. Tune in to hear our thoughts!
    For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 52 min
    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

    What if your Building Management System had feelings, could rationalize thoughts, and learn from mistakes...... you would probably think we were talking about the person behind the computer. Well in this weeks episode the Building Hotrodders take a look at Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how this technology may be applied into todays Building Management Systems giving the computer (BMS) human like characteristics described above. Join us for an in depth discussion about the theory of AI, what we think AI is, and how it may be applied in modern facilities to act as an enhancement to todays high tech Building Management Systems.
    For more information on us check out our webpages:
    https://www.vsenergy.us/
    https://www.appliedfacilityscience.com/
    https://dipasquale-eng.com/

    • 56 min

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Future of Buildings episode

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