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ASHRAE Journal Podcast

Tune into conversations between leading ASHRAE experts as they discuss what HVAC engineers need to know to design better systems and grow the HVAC&R industry.

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  • Season 2

    Episode 1: Creating Extraterrestrial Indoor Environments

    In outer space applications, HVAC is a matter of survival—not comfort or health, according to Hamidreza Najafi, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE. To kick off ASHRAE Journal Podcast’s second season, Najafi and John Constantinide, P.E., Member ASHRAE, discuss how HVAC&R technologies used on Earth can be applied to extraterrestrial indoor environments and the opportunities ASHRAE has to help shape the built environment in space. Listen

    Guests, left, John Constantinide and Hamidreza Najafi

  • Season 1
    Guests Dan Dettmers and Kyle Booth

    Episode 7: What Controlled Environment Agriculture Demands of HVAC Systems

    “Lumens are for humans,” but not plants—including cannabis, says Kyle Booth, Associate Member ASHRAE. Booth and Dan Dettmers, Member ASHRAE, discuss what controlled environment agriculture demands of HVAC systems, the patchwork regulations born from increasing legalization of cannabis and how cannabis grow facilities are helping the CEA and HVAC&R industries develop equipment as the “grow local” food movement gets louder. Listen

    Guests from left, Dan Dettmers and Kyle Booth

    Season 1 Episode 6 Guests

    Episode 6: Behind the Design of ASHRAE's New Global HQ

    ASHRAE’s new global headquarters proves it is possible to transform a 1970s-era building into a net zero energy, low carbon operating office—on a budget. On this episode, the architect, mechanical engineer of record and project manager of ASHRAE’s new HQ discuss what went into deciding which systems to use and how the building would operate. Listen

    Guests from left, Gregory Walker, Ginger Scoggins and Stanton Stafford

    Don Colliver and Tom Phoenix

    Episode 5: Demystifying Decarbonization

    Building decarbonization is an industry trend, talking point and hot topic. But why is it important, how specifically might it affect building professionals and how is ASHRAE involved? The co-chairs of ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization—Donald Colliver, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE, and Thomas Phoenix, P.E., BEMP, Presidential/Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE—define, demystify and deconstruct building decarbonization. Listen

    Donald Colliver, left, and Thomas Phoenix, right

    John Straube and Joseph Lstiburek

    Episode 4: 'There’s No Such Thing as a Free Thermodynamic Lunch.'

    “We need to be able to be more honest about what doesn’t work and share those failures so that our next projects can be better,” says John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Member ASHRAE. On this episode, Straube and Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, discuss why human judgment is critical to a better built environment. Listen

    John Straube, left, and Joseph Lstiburek, right

    Sheila Hayter and Chuck Gulledge

    Episode 3: Exploring HVAC&R’s New Connected Data Frontier

    The HVAC&R industry’s new frontier centers on designers and engineers understanding how to collect, analyze and use data to design and operate adaptive buildings. Sheila Hayter, P.E., Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, and Chuck Gulledge, P.E., HBDP, Presidential Member/Fellow ASHRAE, discuss how the HVAC&R industry is evolving with digital-driven technologies and knowledge. Listen

    Sheila Hayter, left, and Chuck Gulledge, right


    Episode 2: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

    Last year as wildfires raged in California, some building owners closed outdoor intakes but left bathroom intakes open, pulling smoke into the building. Greg Nilsson and Mike Gallagher, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, discuss ASHRAE’s proposed guideline on protecting building occupants from smoke during wildfire and prescribed burn events and offer some tips for engineers, facility managers and owners. Listen

    Mike Gallagher, left, and Greg Nilsson, right

    Episode 1: 'If You Were Waiting for the Opportune Moment, This Is It.'

    Epidemic Task Force Chair William Bahnfleth, Ph.D., P.E., Presidential/Fellow ASHRAE, and Jason DeGraw, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, discuss the task force’s guidance, including its Core Recommendations, and how the COVID-19 pandemic could create long-lasting change in the HVAC&R industry. Listen

    William Bahnfleth, left, and Jason DeGraw, right

Mary Kate McGowan, Managing Editor
Chadd Jones, Associate Editor (Producer & Audio Engineer)
Tani Palefski, Associate Editor
Jeri Alger, Assistant Managing Editor
Rebecca Matyasovski, Associate Editor

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