EnVisioneering Exchange: a podcast series

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The HVACR industry, and the entire built environment, is in the midst of rapid change and faces an evolving set of challenges and demands — and the effect on both technology and business is profound. From refrigerant and efficiency regulations and standards to the impacts of climate change and trends like digitalization and electrification, it’s not always easy to keep up and stay ahead.

Join our host John Sheff, Danfoss’ director of public and industry affairs in North America, in this podcast series, which addresses this changing landscape through informative, valuable dialogue with thought leaders and experts-in-their-fields.


We welcome your feedback and suggestions on the EnVisioneering Exchange podcast at solutions@danfoss.com.

Episode 9 - Understanding hydronic systems

Our guest for Episode 9 of the EnVisioneering Exchange podcast is Jae Chon, Director of Strategic Markets for Chesapeake Systems. Jae breaks down the basics of the hydronic HVAC systems and explains the importance of looking at the system as a whole and understanding how the components work together to ensure occupants comfort and high efficiency of the system.

Recorded: July, 2020

Episode 8 - Advantages of district energy technologies

This episode takes the discussion on district energy in Episode 7 even further — examining how technology like pre-engineered, factory-built energy transfer stations are being used today to reduce engineering costs and risks and enable “plug-and-play” operability in district energy networks in North America. Jeff Flannery, business development manager for district energy in North America, joins us to discuss a recent project at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.

Recorded: June, 2020

Episode 7 - District energy in North America

What is district energy? What is its potential for buildings, building networks/campuses, and cities in North America looking to improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower operating costs, and ensure resiliency? How is today’s technology affecting market development? Tune in to this episode for a conversation on district energy (including heating and cooling) with Jeff Flannery, Danfoss’ business development manager in North America.

Recorded: May, 2020

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Episode 6 - Heat pump and oil-free technology

Drew Turner, Global Marketing Manager for Oil-Free Solutions at Danfoss, joins us for a follow-up conversation to podcast Episode 5 on decarbonization and electrification policies. Here in Episode 6 we take a deeper dive into heat pump and oil-free technology, and how they could address the technology gap caused by decarbonization.

Recorded: April, 2020

Meet your host - John Sheff

John Sheff is currently Director of Public & Industry Affairs at Danfoss where he covers a range of issues, including refrigerants, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and urban development. Previously, he worked on energy, climate and sustainability policy in the office of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley before earning his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014. John lives in Baltimore with his wife, Zoey, and their son, Sam.

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