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Building HVAC Science covers a broad array of topics in building science and HVAC diagnostics, as well as human comfort, health, and safety. Hosted by HVAC measurement and building performance expert Bill Spohn, this show will take a deep dive into all things that relate to buildings and people in the built environment. This show is a production of TruTech Tools

Building HVAC Science Bill Spohn

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Building HVAC Science covers a broad array of topics in building science and HVAC diagnostics, as well as human comfort, health, and safety. Hosted by HVAC measurement and building performance expert Bill Spohn, this show will take a deep dive into all things that relate to buildings and people in the built environment. This show is a production of TruTech Tools

    EP100 Electrification in Alaska and other chill topics with Griffin Hagle-Forster (October 2022)

    EP100 Electrification in Alaska and other chill topics with Griffin Hagle-Forster (October 2022)

    I met Griffin at the http://www.HabitatX.com conference several years ago and found him to be thoughtful, insightful and a quiet but powerful champion of the principles he believes in.
     
    In todays’ podcast we discuss electrification in Alaska, the deep retrofit work Griffin is doing on his own home and several other topics.
     
    Read one of Griffin’s posts from the HabitatX Journal: https://medium.com/habitat-x-journal/thats-building-performance-bfdb2646ba53
     
    From his LinkedIn Bio: Affordable housing executive and energy transition observer with extensive experience on the Arctic Slope of Alaska.
     
    His LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/griffin-forster-480a1b1a/
     



    This episode was recorded in October 2022.

    • 32 min
    EP99 How to retrofit all homes to Net Zero Energy with Adam Stenftenagel of Radiant Labs (Oct 2022)

    EP99 How to retrofit all homes to Net Zero Energy with Adam Stenftenagel of Radiant Labs (Oct 2022)

    Adam is a man full of energy and drive and is always eager to help.
     
    Listen in as Adam describes the arc of his career that started in political activism and currently involves him in software, home decarbonization and net zero retrofits.
     
    Adam shares his insights into the cost vs. benefits of measures as well as a future job classification; Home Project Advisor
     
    Adam’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamstenftenagel/
     
    Info on The Geos project: www.DiscoverGEOS.com
     
    Info on SnuggHomePro: www.SnuggPro.com
     
    Info on Radiant Labs: www.RadiantLabs.co





    This episode was recorded in October 2022.

    • 47 min
    EP98 Inverters for all with Katie Woodling of Bosch (Oct 2022)

    EP98 Inverters for all with Katie Woodling of Bosch (Oct 2022)

    Katelyn Woodling joins us on today’s podcast to discuss the background and development of Bosch IDS Heat Pumps (Inverter Ducted Split).
     
    Katie is the manager of Product management for Bosch Heating and Cooling, North America and works out of the greater Boston area.
     
    Bosch watched market and regulatory trends, listened to customer input, and spent countless hours in the lab testing and perfecting their heat pumps to offer inverters for all.
     
    Bosch is achieving a simplified product line with terrific tech support and contractor training.
     
    Katie also shares with us some insights into future trends.
     
    Katie’s Linked In profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelyn-woodling/
     
    Info on Bosch IDS products: 
    https://www.bosch-thermotechnology.us/us/en/ocs/residential/inverter-ducted-split-family-ids--18527266-p/




    This episode was recorded in October 2022.

    • 27 min
    EP97 Pattern recognition and the Hero vs. Guide conundrum with Nate Adams (Oct 2022)

    EP97 Pattern recognition and the Hero vs. Guide conundrum with Nate Adams (Oct 2022)

    If you are in HVAC, Home Performance, IAQ or follow “electrification” and you HAVEN’T heard of Nate Adams, you will do yourself good to listen to this podcast or follow some of the links below.
     
    Oh, and we did not get into the awesome AirBnBs he and his wife Rachel have created:
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/613585624792425971?source_impression_id=p3_1666127682_6kZMNcYeUIBpWHPr


    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/689091116595593514?source_impression_id=p3_1666127730_%2BjEglaesD2Edl9UC
     
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/654543526549837867?source_impression_id=p3_1666127781_WAzpzge25vf2Dsjd
     
    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/44685918?source_impression_id=p3_1666127806_0YbmI9pK0QhZadsQ




    HVAC 2.0
    https://www.hvac20.com/#/
     
    HVAC 2.0 videos
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNXmHUxNpoa_DiC54VxkJjg
     
    The Home Comfort book (4 free chapters):
    https://www.natethehousewhisperer.com/
     
    The Electrify Everything course:
    https://nate-the-house-whisperer.ck.page/1786fbdf5a
     
    Nate’s YouTube library: Many related topics
    https://www.youtube.com/c/NatetheHouseWhisperer
     
    Policy paper on Heat Pump Adoption
    https://www.clasp.ngo/research/all/3h-hybrid-heat-homes-an-incentive-program-to-electrify-space-heating-and-reduce-energy-bills-in-american-homes/





    This episode was recorded in October 2022.

    • 59 min
    EP96 A Day in the Life of a Smart Building with Vineet Sinha, JCI (Oct 2022)

    EP96 A Day in the Life of a Smart Building with Vineet Sinha, JCI (Oct 2022)

    “A day in the life of a smart building. Now spaces have memory and identity.”
     
     
    Now more than ever, facility owners and managers are incorporating smarter and more connected building technologies to improve proactive maintenance, reduce energy use, and create operational efficiencies. 
     
    On todays’ podcast, Vineet Sinha, VP of Product management at Johnson Controls joins us to shed light on how connected building systems are operating holistically and working together to create a truly smart environment.
     
    Buildings of the future are here today and can do all this. It sounds complex, but these smart buildings cost a lot less to run and use fewer resources, all while ensuring indoor spaces are clean and safe.  
     
    In this discussion, we walk listeners through a day in the life a smart building from the perspective of an everyday occupant and explain how connected technologies enable an experience that makes people feel comfortable, safe and in control. 
     
    Vineet shares with us definitions of a building persona and how building are moving to cognition of the occupants.



    You can connect with Vineet on LinkedIn at:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sinhavineet/
     
    Learn more about JCI’s Open Blue Solutions at:
    https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/openblue



    This episode was recorded in Oct 2022.

    • 25 min
    EP95 Did the COVID pandemic teach us anything new about IAQ With Bill Bahnfleth (Sept 2022)

    EP95 Did the COVID pandemic teach us anything new about IAQ With Bill Bahnfleth (Sept 2022)

    “Making building IAQ better is a long-term process.”
     
    “We had all the answers before the COVID-19 pandemic, we just didn’t implement them.”
     
    Bill Bahnfleth has a long and distinguished career as a professor of architectural engineering at Penn State University, a consulting and for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
     
    In early 2020, ASHRAE tapped him to become the chair of a rare emergency task force to address managing IAQ in buildings considering the COVID-19 pandemic.
     
    We will hear from Bill as he discusses how one puts together and manages a 120-person task force in such a short period of time.
     
    Bill also discusses several of the myths that needed to be busted along the way.
     
    He also shares with us his passion for music and the parallels his mastery of music has with his mastery of engineering: the fundamentals applied creatively, the art and the craft.
     
    Some of the resources mentioned include:
    ASHRAE Guides for COVID-19:
    https://ashrae.org/technical-resources/resources
     
    The ASHRAE design guides:
    https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/bookstore/ashrae-design-guides
     
    ASHRAE 62.1
    https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/bookstore/standards-62-1-62-2



    EPA Guides to IAQ:
    https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/publications-about-indoor-air-quality



    This episode was recorded in September 2022.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

EnergyVanguard ,

Insightful

I’ve listened to several of Bill Spohn’s interviews with guests and am always impressed with the questions he asks. He provides great info. This show is a must listen for anyone interested in building science, especially residential.

inversion_z ,

Accessible yet highly interesting

As a professional in this field, I find this podcast to somehow very elegantly skirt the line between providing both accessibility and depth. It tends to be pretty single-family oriented, so sometimes I wish it ventured into multi family building more often, but I won’t dock any points for this given that this isn’t necessarily the podcast’s aim. Great resource to keep you relevant!

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Everyone

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