Building HVAC Science - Building Performance, Science, Health & Comfort
By Bill Spohn
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Building HVAC Science covers all aspects of Building science, diagnosis, comfort, health, and efficiency. Hosted by measurement and building performance expert Bill Spohn, this show will take a deep dive into all things design and diagnosis that relate to buildings and human well being in the built world.
||CleanEP28 The Happy Scientist at Refrigeration Technologies||After 31 years in business, 3 major career changes and 10 products (and counting) later, John Pastorello shares with us how, and more importantly why he built his business, Refrigeration Technologies. John shares with us how growing up in the...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP27 Paradise found? Home performance contracting in Hawaii with Blake Reid||Blake Reid shares with us the challenges and rewards of doing home performance work in Hawaii which has the most expensive energy, 12 climate zones, no energy code, an active volcano, and an aggressive state climate goal. As a knowledgeable,...||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP26 Where does LEED lead you? A Chat with Charlie Cichetti of GBES.com||What is LEED? Who is involved in LEED? Why should I care about LEED? In today’s episode, Bill Spohn welcomes one of the leaders in the green building industry, Charlie Cichetti, Owner of Green Building Education Services (www.GEBS.com) and...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 25 The Future of Housing: Reflections on the 2018 HabitatX Conference||What will housing look like in the future? Who are some of the leaders? What are some the topics driving this industry? Bill Spohn welcomes back Chris Dorsi, contractor, educator, author and founder of HabitatX.com to give an overview of all...||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24 Building a thoughtful home, career and life with Chris Dorsi of HabitatX||Bill Spohn welcomes Chris Dorsi, contractor, educator, author and founder of HabitatX.com. Chris describes the current arc of his career which he describes as serial interventions starting with cutting timber for housing. Chris shares with us his very..||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 23 AirQuest- Bill Spohn's take on airflow measurements, Part 4||Show notes AirQuest 4 In this episode, Bill Spohn continues where he left off in Episode 3 of his AirQuest series, discussing airflow measuring methods and techniques. Bill covers vane anemometers as well as the garbage bag method (bag inflation...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 22 AirQuest- Bill Spohn's take on airflow measurements, Part 3||Show notes AirQuest 3 In this episode, Bill Spohn continues where he left off in Episode 2 of his AirQuest series, discussing airflow measuring methods and techniques. Bill Covers the TrueFlow measuring grid, air flow capture hoods and thermal (hot...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP21 Super tight houses using standard construction- Ed Kisiel of EKAbuild||Today Ed Kisiel of EKABuild Corp. joins us to discuss the way he goes about constructing super tight homes using standard construction techniques. Ed describes his process and his respect for the House as a System concept: that is the envelope,...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP20 Super Tight Walls & Ducts with Bryan Barnes of Aeroseal||Bryan Barnes of Aeroseal, LLC joins us today to discuss two revolutionary technologies that greatly impact Building Performance: AeroSeal for sealing ducts from the inside out and AeroBarrier for sealing a building enclosure in the same manner. We...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP19 Making Home Performance the Norm with Ted Kidd & Nate Adams||In this episode Bill chats with Ted Kidd and Nate Adams, two people who share an extreme passion for making better home performance the norm and not the exception. Our conversation gets tough on state energy programs, utility-based programs as well as..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP18 Energy Star Home Troubles with Terje Gronas||In today’s episode, Terje Gronas tells us about his 2-year struggle to get the healthy, comfortable and energy efficient home he wanted for his family. He discusses the heavy study and personal interventions he had to make to get what he wanted and...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP17 Data, Data Everywhere- Capturing information with Hobo Data loggers with guest Matt Rivers||On today’s show, Bill welcomes Matt Rivers from Onset Computer, manufacturer of the world famous line of Hobo Data Loggers. Matt describes their three main markets: Indoor, Outdoor (Weather) and Water Quality. We hear of the long list of parameters...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP16- Powerpoint is Dead-Engaging Adults in Technical Education with Amanda Hatherly||Today we learn about how Amanda Hatherly has morphed the traditional approaches of technical training into something much more interactive and interesting. Over the last 8 years she helped to develop the Energy Smart Academy at the Santa Fe (New...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBryan and Bill’s big adventure: AHR Expo round up thru the eyes of a couple of nerds||Bryan Orr and Bill Spohn spent 3 busy days learning, listening and absorbing the vibe at the world’s largest HVACR trade show, the AHR Expo which took place in Chicago at the end of January 2018. Come walk the auditory aisles with these two friendly..||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP14 - CarFax for homes - Pearl Certification is looking for good contractors||On this episode, Bill Spohn welcomes Bethany Profaizer and Amy Beley from Pearl Certification (www.PearlCertification.com). Pearl has created a unique and very cost effective, third party certification for the major “invisible” elements of a home:..||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP13 - Contractors Benefit from Utility-based Energy Savings Programs with Joe Kuonen from CleaRESULT||Joe has worked for for CLEAResult (www.CLEAResult.com ) for over 10 years. His company is a fast growing, highly focused implementer of utility-based energy savings programs. Joe discusses the ins and outs of building an energy savings program for a...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP12 -The complex business of making better measurements easy for you - Interview with Marko Bruinsma from Testo||Today we talk with Marko Bruinsma, President of Testo, inc. Marko gives us an overview of how his background from destructive testing in labs, to work with rockets and propellants to repping instrumentation shaped his career and lead to his current...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP11 The Wild, Wild JWest- from Heavy Metal to House Wrap||Today Bill speaks with JWest, a building performance practitioner and educator. J can be reached at JWest@hph2tc.com (his consulting business) or at JWest@CEDAnet.org (the community action agency in Chicago that he works for as Training Director.) We...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP10 -The most helpful guy in HVAC- Interview with Gary Reecher||Today Bill speaks with Gary Reecher, a dedicated HVAC/R technician from day one. Gary discusses how his background in the US Air Force as an Environmental Systems Technician helped shaped his interest and approach to HVAC/R. Gary is very active in the..||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP9 - Building science and practice above the Arctic Circle-Interview with Griffin Hagle||Today Bill speaks with Griffin Hagle, Weatherization Manager of the North Slope Borough in Barrow (Utqiagvik), Alaska. Griffin discusses what lead him to live and work above the arctic circle, as well as some of the challenges and rewards in doing so...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP8 - BPI- Building Performance through the eyes of Larry Zarker, CEO of BPI||Today’s guest is Larry Zarker, CEO of BPI, the Building Performance Institute. BPI is the nation’s premier organization for certification and standards-setting for home performance professionals. You will find them on the web at www.BPI.org which...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP7 - Energy Rated Homes with Steve Baden Founder of RESNET||Today we interviewed Steve Baden the founder and present day executive director of RESNET: The Residential Energy Services Network. There are now 2 million US homes that are energy rated from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Listen to Steve discuss his...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP6 - AirQuest- Bill Spohn's take on airflow measurements, Part 2||In AirQuest part 2 Bill shares his depth of knowledge on airflow and measuring airflow including mass flow rate, CFM and much more..||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP5 - AirQuest- Bill Spohn's take on airflow measurements, Part 1||In AirQuest part 1 Bill shares his depth of knowledge on airflow and measuring airflow including mass flow rate, CFM and much more..||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP4- It takes more than a good HVAC system to deliver comfort||HBS SHOW NOTES ROBERT BEAN It takes more than a good HVAC system to deliver comfort. In this episode of the Building HVAC Science podcast, Bill Spohn speaks with Robert Bean about the science of true human comfort. Some of his concepts are...||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP3 - Infrared Thermometers, Proper Use||Bill covers applications for infrared thermometers, how they can be effectively used, how they work and some common mistakes to avoid.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIAQ and Humidity w/ Nate Adams||Nate Adams from Energy Smart Ohio joins Bill on the podcast and talks Indoor Air Quality and Humidity Control in Homes.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP1 - Welcome to the BHS Podcast HVAC 101-BS Style||In this episode Bill introduces the podcast and what it is all about by dropping some huge knowledge bombs about building science for HVAC professionals. HVAC overview book mentioned: HVAC 1.0 Available for purchase at TruTechTools...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A Bunch of GREAT BS!
Bill Spohn is one of the truly good guys in the HVAC and building performance industry and this podcast brings the BS from BS himself!
Building science, measurement, building diagnosis as well as building and mechanical design training are sorely needed in our industry and this is just what the metaphorical doctor ordered.
Great job Bill!
Improving your knowledge of HVAC Building Performance
Thanks Bill for producing a great podcast that helps me become a better service provider for myself and the customer. 13 yrs in the trade and always learning.
Bill knows everything, and everyone, and this is a great podcast where he can share things he's learned!