Hot Air

Hot Air

Join Technical Editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in brief talks with authors of articles featured in monthly ASHRAE Journal issues. Interested in reaching the global HVACR engineering leaders with one program? Contact Greg Martin at 01 678-539-1174 | gmartin@ashrae.org.

Episodes

March 22, 2024 6 mins

The amount of time students spend in school corridors is small compared to time spent in classrooms. But Lisa Ng, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, believes it’s important for school corridors to be ventilated beyond what’s currently required by ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2022. She joins Journal Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski to explain why.

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During the pandemic, many businesses adopted a “work from home” model to ensure the safety of their staff. Now, that model may be here to stay and along with it an increased appreciation for IEQ in homes. Join Bill Healy, Ph.D., Member ASHRAE, and the Journal’s technical editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss how ASHRAE can help identify opportunities to improve IEQ in residential workspaces.

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January 23, 2024 3 mins

"I think offering an article on fundamentals will encourage younger members to read the Journal," says Joel Primeau, P.E., HBDP, Member ASHRAE. Join Primeau and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss a new series that aims to better engage younger Journal readers by covering HVAC fundamentals.

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December 20, 2023 10 mins

Join Bill Ryan, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Ryan’s upcoming article covering marginal carbon factors and how electric production is controlled and managed. The technical feature will appear in the January 2024 print issue of ASHRAE Journal.

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“There are so many things that you do not know down in the ground. So, in order to be accurate, a computer program must have all the necessary input data, and much of that input data is not available when the formation... [and the heat transfer are] complex,” says Steve Kavanaugh, Ph.D., Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Join Kavanaugh and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they chat about the need for more field data for ground sour...

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Join David Schurk, Life Member ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss ways to avoid wet AHUs and how to move toward more sustainable HVAC systems.

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Water is weird, says Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE. Join Joe and Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE Journal’s Technical Editor, as they chat about Joe's October column on what makes water so weird and what ice wine and vin santo have to do with it.

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August 25, 2023 6 mins

“You can’t control what you don’t monitor,” says Thomas Hartman, P.E., Life Member ASHRAE. Join Rebecca Matyasovski, ASHRAE’s Technical Editor, as she dives a little deeper into Hartman’s new article appearing in the September issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers some of the new features of ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

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Andy Pearson, Ph.D., C.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit the refrigeration industry as well as some potential pitfalls that could lead to some embarrassing or costly mistakes.

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Join Rebecca Matyasovski and Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.Eng., Fellow ASHRAE, as they expand on Torcellini's July ASHRAE Journal Asked & Answered article, define decarbonization and discuss approaches in new and existing buildings.

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Join Blair L. Hawn, P.E., Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski as they discuss Hawn’s Technology Award Project being featured in June’s ASHRAE Journal. Hawn’s project, a new Materials Design Laboratory at Argonne National Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art collaborative research facility for energy and materials scientists to investigate structures at the scale of a single electron and larger.

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Austin Barolin, Associate Member ASHRAE, and Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski discuss Barolin’s article in the May issue of ASHRAE Journal. The article covers hospital air quality-based ventilation for hospital energy conservation and explains why two air changes per hour may be as good as 12. 

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ASHRAE Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski interviews Janice K. Means about her article in the April 2023 ASHRAE Journal. The article recognizes Eunice Newton Foote’s discovery of the role CO2 plays in causing greenhouse effect. Means’ new article series will spotlight historically undervalued contributions in areas that are of interest to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry.

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Listen to Lianne Cockerton P.Eng., Member ASHRAE, chat with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about the innovative design elements—including welding stations—that made a Canadian industrial building and plumbers’ association nearly reach net zero energy. Local 144 was awarded the Award of Engineering Excellence for its outstanding application of design and effective energy use.

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Benjamin Jones, Dr.Eng., speaks with Technical Editor Rebecca Matyasovski about a proposed addendum to Standard 62.2 that considers harm as a basis of regulating contaminants in homes. He also talks about how this type of addenda could be used in other indoor spaces and by other organizations—and why you should always turn on your range hood.

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December 21, 2022 10 mins

Join our host and technical editor, Rebecca Matyasovski, in a quick chat with ASHRAE Journal Refrigeration Applications columnist Andy Pearson in the first episode of Hot Air, a new series presented by ASHRAE Journal Podcast. In this premiere, we dive into ASHRAE Journal’s December 2022 column, “Math Matters,” and Andy gives advice on learning how to love the way numbers work. 

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