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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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Don Colliver and Tom Phoenix

Coming Soon 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

Guests 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

Guests 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. In this episode of ASHRAE Journal Podcast, 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

Guests Sheila Hayter, left, and Chuck Gulledge, right

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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. In this episode of ASHRAE Journal Podcast, 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

Guests Mike Gallagher, left, and Greg Nilsson, right


Will Bahnfleth Jason DeGraw


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

Guests 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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