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Building HVAC Science covers a broad array of topics in building science and HVAC diagnostics, as well as human comfort, health, and safety. Hosted by HVAC measurement and building performance expert Bill Spohn, this show will take a deep dive into all things that relate to buildings and people in the built environment. This show is a production of TruTech Tools
 
3P Theory is the podcast for AEC professions seeking to elevate their knowledge on green building strategies and practical design collaboration for sustainable mindsets. Bringing you change-makers, innovators and sustainable leaders whose projects and careers have positively impacted the industry. If you're looking to get inspired, motivated, and fired up to take ACTION towards a greener planet you're in right place.
 
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I was impressed with Austin Klokus when I first met him on a trip to Kalos Services (The Orr Family HVAC/Mechanical business in Clermont FL) a few years ago. He was working as a senior videographer at the time where he had soaked up knowledge from Bryan Orr and others and taught himself the skills necessary to do fulfill this role. I loved it when …
 
I can easily summarize this episode with a single quote from Craig’s LinkedIn bio: “Remember that we are all teachers and need to invest in others to succeed.” You may have heard of Craig; as his HVAC Training books and YouTube videos continue to grow in popularity. Find him on the AC Service Tech Channel on YouTube. He’s always been a problem solv…
 
Bill Spohn is President and owner of TruTechTools.com, an award-winning reseller of tools and test instruments. He holds a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania. Over the last 30 years, Bill has built his career on creating, designing, and marketing a wide array of test and measurement prod…
 
Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient and carbon-storing, beautiful and inspiring buildings without wrecking the whole darn planet in the attempt. Since 2011, Chris has been a director and teacher at The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario where he enjoys sharing wh…
 
I’m so pleased to welcome my friend Steve Coscia to the podcast! You may have heard of him; he focuses on training customer service skills especially in the world of HVAC. As a master communications trainer, he gets his points across via memorable story telling. He holds awesome in-person training sessions (he has been to TruTech Tools twice!) and …
 
In today’s podcast we hear from John Sheff who was the director of Public and Industry Affairs for Danfoss at the time of this recording. We learn how John’s passion about energy efficiency, decarbonization and sustainability combines with his professional experience in Public Affairs, Government Relations, Project Management and Business Developme…
 
Chelsah Thomas is the founder of Sol Invictus Energy Services, located in Red Deer, Alberta. With a passion for sustainable construction and renewable energy, she founded her social enterprise in 2016. Chelsah’s motivation to help others build better flowed from her own experience in constructing Central Alberta’s first Net Zero, Passive Solar Home…
 
Tom Jackson has a passion for the HVAC Trades and it shows through in what he does as leader of Jackson Systems and Supply. Tom is a true entrepreneur following where his customers lead him. His company focuses on product development and support and solves some real head scratcher problems with products and services that you won’t find elsewhere. S…
 
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 the second meaning to an extreme. Join us as Elana and her dad, Jordan, describe how she has become a LinkedIn phenom with a video…
 
Natalie Leonard is the first Certified Passive House Consultant and Certified Passive House Builder in Canada. Her mission is to make sustainable, high-performance homes affordable for everyone. She leads the Passive Design Solutions team with a depth of experience in creating cost-effective, beautiful, and ultra-efficient homes. Natalie brings her…
 
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 traded company that innovates consumer and professional grade radon and indoor Air quality Monitors. His team’s initial goal was to…
 
Raphael, originally from Switzerland, is a Swiss and Canadian trained certified Passive House Designer with over 19 years of construction experience building with mass timber. He started his own Design Build firm called HSS Design Build in 2016. HSS Design Build is located in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. They provide quality craftsmanship and sustaina…
 
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 Business. Brett has provided consulting and verification services on thousands of residential green-certified living spaces and certif…
 
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 loves to share what he knows. If you get a chance, go see Russ present some time. You can find Russ on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin…
 
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 PASSIONATE about getting people to understand. He is always testing products and building props and animations to teach others. If yo…
 
Josh Friesen is part owner of Duek Builders https://www.dueckbuilders.com/ Dueck Builders had its beginnings as Dueck Homes when Cal Dueck began building custom homes in 2006 in his neighbourhood of Fort Garry. Cal started with a hands-on approach, doing all the framing, concrete, and finishing in the green homes he built. Energy efficient homes an…
 
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: https://www.gotmold.com/trutech AND… a 10% discount code just for you! Trutech10 This episode was recorded in January 2022.…
 
Paul’s a unique, but complex man: equal parts scientist, inventor, business owner, practitioner, and author. Paul’s technical website is https://www.heyokasolutions.com/aboutus.asp and his publishing website is https://www.paulhraymer.com/, Salty Air Publishing The Residential Ventilation Handbook is a must read for those in building science. This …
 
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 family business. Michael is a man of patience and empathy and greatly respects the dignity, value and skill of the trades, He hope…
 
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 American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (https://aarst.org/) Brian Kennihan is the Business Development Manage…
 
Energy Recovery Ventilator (Also known as Enthalpy Recovery Ventilator) VS. Heat Recovery Ventilator. Casey reviews how they work, covers their differences and suggests which one you might need - or may already have! MORE FROM THE CONSCIOUS BUILDER: Website: https://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_conscious_bui…
 
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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briangaudio/ Or via his website: https://www.modulehousing.com/ This episode was recorded in July 2019.…
 
Paul Harvey is an Ex Digital marketer and the full-time host of the Life Passion and Business Podcast. Paul is passionate about life, fascinated with technology and curious about people. He has always been intrigued by how things work, both on a mundane level like fixing the washing machine, and on the global level, ecological resources and fixing …
 
Shawna is Blue House Energy's resident building science expert, designer of green homes, and planner for deep energy retrofits. A sought after speaker, author, and blogger, she has published numerous books, research reports, and technical studies in the industry. She also creates course content and provides instructional design and business develop…
 
Ben Adam-Smith worked in TV and radio for 15 years. With a growing concern about the environment, he wanted to play his part in looking for solutions. As our homes are probably the biggest part of our carbon footprint he started there. He set up a podcast called House Planning Help and documented what he learnt as he went about his own Passivhaus p…
 
Tom Reber (thecontractorfight.com) is an entrepreneur, business coach, podcaster, founder of The Contractor Fight & Shin-Fu Sales Mastermind, and HGTV host. His content has helped hundreds of thousands of home improvement contractors improve their lives and businesses. Tom coaches and advises business owners and CEO's on how to lead better, build s…
 
Art of Construction (Devon Tilly) https://www.linkedin.com/in/devon-tilly-5a407a20/ provides business, sales, and marketing strategies to the building industry through the mediums of podcasting, video, webinars, live events, and built projects. We are a global network of contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers, skilled tradesp…
 
Janice Ashworth - Project Manager at City of Ottawa Climate Change Unit (99+) Janice Ashworth | LinkedIn Janice has been a tireless advocate of community-owned power for more than decade. She played an important role in developing 17 solar power projects in Eastern Ontario with a total generating capacity of 1.7 MW. She has been with the Ottawa Ren…
 
Casey Grey joins an expert panel discussion on Innovative Technologies in New Home Builds at the 2021 SMARTNet Alliance Sustainability Showcase. GOHBA Ottawa's Executive director Jason Buggraff hosts, and RND construction's Roy Narendram and Chris Wiessflog of EcoGen Energy & Build round out the panel. If you can handle some less than stellar audio…
 
In this episode we focus on geo-thermal - the upfront cost, the long term costs, the types of buildings that geo-thermal can provide the most value in, and so much more. Wyatt Roberts is the Director of Pre Construction for Dandelion Energy, the nation’s leading home geothermal company offering heating and cooling solutions for the 21st century. Da…
 
Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behaviour, a researcher, author, and global educator. He has authored 40 books that have been translated into 39 different languages and has shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential people. Dr. Demartini has studied over 299 academic disciplines throughout the past 48 year…
 
In this video we get into why you need a general contractor, what a general contractor does, and what's required to become a general contractor. The Conscious Builder Website: www.theconsciousbuilder.com The Conscious Builder on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeThir3L7kgmChWyHnKBWVw The Conscious Builder on Instagram: www.instagram.com/t…
 
Kayla Andrade is a wife, a mother, a landlord and now, an advocate. She prefers actions with tangible results rather than sitting back and ignoring the issues. Ms. Andrade has a long record of successfully guiding local and provincial landlords through many issues and policies. Many have noticed her motivation and advocacy skills. ​ This strong com…
 
We have been recording podcasts for almost five years and over the years we have interviewed a wide range of people from entrepreneurs, building experts, TV personalities, DIY builders and hobbyists and realtors, to name a few. In this episode we are showcasing some of these valuable conversations, specifically for builders. The Conscious Builder W…
 
We're switching things up this week! We have been recording podcasts for almost five years and over the years we have interviewed a wide range of people from entrepreneurs, building experts, TV personalities, DIY builders and hobbyists and realtors, to name a few. In this episode we are showcasing some of these valuable conversations. The Conscious…
 
Building trainer and specialist Andrew Oding joins us this week to talk about the building science missing link in programs and codes - and why basements are a bad idea! With an extensive background as a builder for 20+ years Andrew brings a real-life practicality to building science principles and their in-field applications. An engaging speaker a…
 
“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 practitioners are clever and innovative on the job and so, able to see new ways to “connect the dots” and solve a problem. How do you go from idea to suc…
 
We're talking about factors that can affect the humidity and why you need to control humidity in your home. The Conscious Builder Website: www.theconsciousbuilder.com The Conscious Builder on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeThir3L7kgmChWyHnKBWVw The Conscious Builder on Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_conscious_builder/…
 
“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 you know if that’s where you want to be? If the bug to start your own business bites, what do you do next? Where can you learn from othe…
 
“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 all their lives, our lives. What if a real police state was limiting your options in life? How would you direct your will? Your des…
 
This week we're talking about real estate investing and entrepreneurship with Riley Oikle. We cover a lot of topics in this conversation but we are focusing on the "BRRRR Strategy". What does "BRRRR" stand for? Buy Renovate Rent Refinance Repeat Riley Oickle is a graduate from Western University where he studied Business & Kinesiology while competi…
 
“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 “solutions” and devices. Wish you could learn the back story of and technology inside some of these devices? Ever wonder about the int…
 
Bob Deeks joins Casey for a conversation on the path to Net Zero ready, workplace safety, low carbon construction, and more. Bob is President of RDC Fine Homes, a high performance net zero and net zero ready builder of new custom homes and renovations operating out of Whistler and servicing the south coast of BC. Bob is a past president of CHBA BC,…
 
“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 do the air quality scientists have to say about the management of indoor air? What kind of measurements are significant and importa…
 
Claire Chandler joins Casey for a conversation about how to get clear on where you business is going, why mindset is the most important thing to focus on as a leader, the difference between a leader and a manager, and how to attract and retain top talent for your business. The President and Founder of Talent Boost, Claire Chandler specializes in le…
 
“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 inside his theories? Were any late course corrections necessary? Any regrets? In this podcast, recorded in April 2021, our friend Allison…
 
“Building Conversations” interview with Casey Grey hosted by Passive House Canada. This is the Q&A portion from the recorded webinar. Casey joins CEO of Passive House Canada, Chris Ballard, for a conversation on the importance of team, experience with Passive House, and the upcoming trades training that Passive House Canada is doing. 0:00 Podcast I…
 
“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 bringing his personal vision for his own home to reality? What’s it like actually living inside your theories? In this podcast, record…
 
Derrick Kinney joins Casey this week for a conversation on money - the stigma around having it, why your beliefs about money are the key to your wealth and growth of your business and more. As the man that media outlets like Fox Business, CNBC and Reuters call-on to make sense of complex financial topics, sought-after money expert Derrick Kinney be…
 
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