VS Energy and subject matter expert guests will discuss energy based projects as a whole throughout this series. In each episode we will cover a different aspect of energy based projects and share our expertise and experience to provide insight into what is required to make an energy based project successful.
Training and Development of Energy Auditors
In this episode Clay, Jim, Nick, and Mark discuss the training required to become a successful energy auditor. We cover the importance of site visits, safety, practice problems, and much more! It is safe to say our team of experts can agree time onsite is one of the most important steps in becoming a successful energy auditor, but you cant just rely on field experience for success. Tune into the podcast to learn why, and hear some real life examples from our experts!
Is Free Cooling Really Free?
In this episode Nick, Jim, Clay, and Mark discuss the basics of free cooling. We break down the discussion to air side and water side free cooling in HVAC and industrial applications. Our team of experts outline what free cooling is, cover some sources of free cooling, common free cooling methods, and give insight and opinions on free cooling along the way. We even discuss some of the most interesting free cooling projects we have seen or done over the years! This is a very broad subject and we do our bet to cover as much as possible through the episode. Tune in for a great discussion on free cooling!
An Overview of Heat Recovery Projects
In this episode the crew brings on another member Jim to help discuss the broad field of heat recovery. We use our experience and expertise to break down different sources of heat to recover, different grades of heat (low, medium, and high), and different applications of heat recovery. It is safe to say there are a lot of opportunities when it comes to heat recovery. We discuss this spectrum from the most simple applications to some very complex applications that we are still catching up on sleep from. No matter your level of experience, you can tune in for a great discussion on heat recovery!
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A dive into Cogeneration
In this episode Mark, Nick, and Clay take a dive into the world of Cogeneration. Cogeneration is essentially the generation of electricity and other energy jointly. That other energy is often heat, which can be used for a multitude of purposes. Throughout the episode we discuss what cogeneration is, where and when it is applied, cover some successes and failures of cogen, and much much more. Also, stay tuned for a little fun tangential conversation regarding energy at the end of the podcast! (The opinions discussed in our tangential discussion do not necessarily reflect that of VS Energy). Buckle up and get ready for a fun and engaging conversation on cogeneration!
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The world of Data Logging
In this episode Mark, Nick, and Clay take a dive into the world of data logging. We keep the discussion related to data logging for energy audits and cover the different applications, programming, sorting of the data, and so much more. Our experts Mark and Nick also discuss some of the do's and dont's in data logging and give insight into a few mistakes they have made themselves over the years. Tune in for a fun and interesting conversation about one of the most important tools in our toolkit!
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"If I wait for the energy bills to come in to make adjustments, its like driving a battleship by its wake." In this podcast episode we dive into this quote and its relevance to energy dashboarding. The energy dashboard can be a very valuable tool but requires proper design, implementation, and training to stay relevant and functional. Mark, Clay, and Nick discuss all aspects of the energy dashboard and give professional insight and opinions in the design, implementation, and uses of energy dashboards in facilities. Tune in for a great discussion!
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