Episodes

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…

EP46 A new refrigerant born from science and sweat with Peter Capuciati Founder of Bluon

May 1, 2020

“I grew up thinking that a research scientist was a natural thing to be.” Stephen Hawking There’s physical science. And there’s a kind of science as to how the mind works and how people achieve their dreams. Blend one-part p…

EP45 Making Homes Perform better – HVAC tips with John Semmelhack

March 6, 2020

“The only think I have learnt over the years is that if you enjoy your work and put in best efforts it will show. If you follow this process, things work out. But if you go chasing a formula, success will elude you.” Mahesh …

EP44 What's new in Home Performance 2.0 with Nate Adams

Aug. 30, 2019

“True genius lies not in doing the extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” General Louis H. Wilson, Jr. Building science principles are few and fairly straightforward; ordinary, perhaps.  …

EP43 Radon 101 with Dick Kornbluth

Aug. 23, 2019

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin Yep, Radon is force of evil.   Pure evil. Colorless. Odorless. Deadly.   But sneaky. It’s deadly over decades.   My good friend Dick Kornbluth …

EP42 Smart buildings and HVAC Controls- News you can use with Eric Stromquist of ControlTalkNow Podcast

Aug. 16, 2019

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean While we picked a specific topic, this is a wide-ranging episode with my friend in the industry, Eric Stromquis…

EP 41 Great Indoor Air Quality Can Improve Your Health with Ty Newell of Build Equinox

Aug. 9, 2019

To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha HVAC and building performance contractors are seeing more homes built or retrofit to tighter levels. Blower…

EP40 Why You need to Pay Attention to National Standards Affecting HVAC Installations with Jeremy Begley

Aug. 1, 2019

In this age of high technology and Jedi Knights, we often overlook the need of personal involvement, but we do so at our own risk. William H. McRaven (American Solider) Attention all HVAC Techs: Soon someone will be looking…

EP39 Learn about HVACR Chemicals & Sealants with Mike Walton of CoolAir Products

Feb. 11, 2019

Looking to be a better HVACR Tech?   One key aspect is keeping up to date with changing equipment, products and techniques. And that is no mean feat.   In order to do so, you need to help yourself to training and education w…

EP38 Personalized Home Performance - Bill Spohn's new home construction Part 1

Feb. 4, 2019

Today we turn the tables and your host becomes the guest! As you may or may not know Marilyn and I are building a new high-performance home this year (2019).   Even though I have been involved in home performance for 30 ye…

EP37 From Building Plaques to Building Performance A discussion with Ryan Miller of NCBPA

Jan. 28, 2019

I’ve never thought about entrepreneurship when it comes to trade associations. I just thought they always existed.   Well, in the nascent world of building performance, I should have known better.   Listen in as we chat with…

EP36 What is Home Performance 2.0?

Jan. 21, 2019

Some of our listeners have likely heard of the term Home Performance.   But have you heard of Home Performance 2.0?   Michael Housh and Neil Comparetto join us to describe how they are helping to develop this new approach to…

EP35 Let's get TECnical @ AirFlow hoods with Steve Rogers of the Energy Conservatory

Jan. 5, 2019

You may know the answer to this question: “Why would I want to use an air flow hood?”   You might not know the answer to this one: “How do I find a good air flow hood?”   Steve Rogers, President and Owner of the Energy Conse…