Episodes

EP70 Getting an early start in the trades with Elana and Jordan Day (March 2022)

April 1, 2022

The title for this episode could mean a couple things: “Getting an early start” as in developing an early morning routine “Getting an early start” as in beginning to learn the trades in high school   Well, Elana Day takes …

EP69 From particle accelerators to radon measurement, the Airthings story with Erlend Bolle (Jan 2022)

March 18, 2022

This is my first interview with a founder of a publicly traded company and my second interview with a European guest!   Meet Erlend Bolle, whose life journey took him from working at CERN to a building a global, publicly tra…

EP68 Sustainability for homes with Brett Little

March 11, 2022

Brett approaches sustainability with thoughtfulness and enthusiasm.   He is the Program Manager at GreenHome Institute, has been involved in residential sustainability since 2008, and holds a bachelor's in Sustainable Busine…

EP67 Residential HVAC design has not changed much in 20+ years with Russ King (Aug 2021)

March 4, 2022

Russ King is a rare breed.   He is equally inventor, author (both technical and fiction), software developer, design practitioner, instructor and installer.   Above all that, he is passionate, thoughtful, kind, smart and lov…

EP66 The Art & Science of Healthy Homes with Joe Medosch

Feb. 25, 2022

Joe is one of the coolest guys I know. He probably doesn’t think of himself that way.   He’s been so influential in changing the perception and understanding of IAQ and healthy homes in the last few years.   And he is SO PAS…

EP65 Let's talk mold with Jason Earle (January 2022)

Feb. 18, 2022

Jason Earle of GotMold.com gives a fascinating tour of his personal journey and how he ended up breaking the price barrier for lab testing of mold in the air.   Jason has set up a special landing page for our listeners:   A…

EP64 All houses are different, some can be deadly with Paul Raymer (Sept 2021)

Feb. 11, 2022

Paul’s a unique, but complex man: equal parts scientist, inventor, business owner, practitioner, and author.   Paul’s technical website is and his publishing website is , Salty Air Publishing   The Residential Ventilation H…

EP63 The History and Mission of UEi with Michael Kane (Sept 2021)

Feb. 4, 2022

I’m so happy to bring the voice, thoughts, and ideas of Michael Kane to the Building HVAC Podcast!   You’ll hear about the art and process of product development that has evolved through 2 generations of ownership of this fa…

EP62 The Next Evolution in Healthy Air with Dawn Oggier & Brian Kennihan

Jan. 28, 2022

Since January is Radon awareness month, I’ve invited 2 people deeply involved in the Radon industry to be my guests today.   Dawn Oggier, is Manager of Market Development for RadonAway and  National Director for AARST – the …

EP61 A unique approach to efficient urban housing with Brian Gaudio (July 2019)

Jan. 21, 2022

Brian is on a mission with this company, Module Housing. Their tag line says it all: Designed for people and planet powered by offsite construction. Connect with him on LinkedIn: Or via his website:   This episode was reco…

EP60: Inside Inficon with Bob Belvick (July 2020)

Aug. 6, 2021

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen,  and to think what nobody else has thought.”   Albert Szent-Gyorgyi  I’m certain many of our listeners have had ideas for products of their own.    Trade...

EP59: How I built Halco with Hal Smith (Dec 2019)

July 30, 2021

“Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.”   Elizabeth Arden Fortune may come knocking, but sometimes the sound is very faint, almost imperceptible.   When someone takes you under their wing, how do yo…

EP58: Genry Garcia: An inspiring contractor's story (June 2021)

July 23, 2021

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”   Jimmy Dean Many of the people I meet in the industry have interesting stories. There are struggles and challenges in a…

EP57: IAQ Devices & Technology Perspectives from the Isle of Man with Big Clive

July 16, 2021

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”   Arthur C. Clarke The topic of how to manage and improve indoor air quality comes up a lot lately.   With all this interest come the offer of many “s…

EP 56 School IAQ and Astrophotography with Steve Pascuzzo from Testo (Jan 2021)

July 9, 2021

“Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.”   Brian May COVID-19 has impacted the way people interact for many months. Especially the way people interact with each other in spaces outside their homes.   What…

EP55: SpohnHome: The Energy Vanguard Investigates (Apr. 2021)

July 2, 2021

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy.  It’s very simple.”   Paulo Coelho The construction is finished. Bill and Mairlyn moved in months ago.   What’s it been like for Bill living insi…

EP54: SpohnHome Interview of Bill Spohn hosted by Nate Adams of HVAC 2.0 (May 2020)

June 25, 2021

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,  or believe to be beautiful.”   William Morris His head has been wrapped up in building and HVAC performance since the late 1980s.    How does he sort through.…

EP53: Pearl Certification for HVAC- Throw Shade on Your Competition with Cynthia Adams & Robin LeBaron

June 18, 2021

“Data, data everywhere, and not a place to sync!” Eric Preston Sensor data and oftentimes, the corresponding analytics are popping up everywhere you look.   What is happening in the HVAC world?    In newer systems there ar…

EP52: Technology in HVAC, Driving Contractor Wins with Joe Samel (SensiPredict - Emerson) & Sam Troyer (Comfort Zone, Inc)

June 11, 2021

“Data, data everywhere, and not a place to sync!” Eric Preston Sensor data and oftentimes, the corresponding analytics are popping up everywhere you look.   What is happening in the HVAC world?    In newer systems there ar…

EP51: NH Saves NetZero Home Challenge (Jan 2021) with Joe Rando and Adam Nyborg

June 4, 2021

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan   Years ago if someone said to me:  “I’m building a Net Zero home.”   I would have thought,  “What are they giving up doing so?”...

EP50: Why you should attend the National Home Performances Conference with Steve Byers (EnergyLogic) & Peter Troast (EnergyCircle)

March 25, 2021

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn Ben Franklin Bill is joined by Peter Troast of the Energy Circle and Steve Byers of Energy Logic to share their many reasons for attending the Nationa…

EP49: A unique air quality monitor for the home with Ben Reed (TZOA) & Kaleb Saleeby (HVAC School)

Feb. 5, 2021

“I’ve been struck again and again  by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” Bill Gates Lend us your ears as Kaleb and Bill have a very fun interview with Ben Reed, VP of Products at TZOA, a relati…

EP48 Buildings & Health. An interview with Dr. Stephanie Taylor

Nov. 27, 2020

“He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” Thomas Carlyle Bill was honored to welcome Dr. Stephanie Taylor to the podcast where she shares the fascinating story of her career path from medicine to …

EP47 Insights from ENCON: A Unique, Generational Mechanical Contractor

Nov. 20, 2020

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” George Santayana Bill is joined Marty and David Indursky, a father and son team that have built Encon, an award winning, NJ-based HVAC/building solutions company.   Hear how Da…