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.

Ep. 24 - Data Center Cooling Technology | EnVisioneering Exchange podcast

Ep. 24 - Data Center Cooling Technology | EnVisioneering Exchange podcast

Host John Sheff is joined by guest Keith Dunnavant, VP of Data Center Sales at Munters, to discuss data center cooling technology on episode 24 of the Envisioneering Exchange podcast. Their conversation covers the latest advancements in cooling technologies, why efficient cooling is so important to data center operations and cooling trends on the horizon.

Recorded: September, 2021

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Episode 23 - Automation in American Manufacturing

Episode 23 - Automation in American Manufacturing

Host John Sheff is joined by guest Ted Wilke, Vice President at SPOC Automation, to discuss manufacturing automation in the US. Their conversation covers how automation can enable innovation, facilitate better efficiency, and allow the US to compete with overseas factories.

Recorded: August, 2021

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Episode 22 - Energy as a service

Episode 22 - Energy as a service

Sasha Wedekind, Guildehouse Insight Building Efficiency and Decarbonization senior research analyst, joins host John Sheff to discuss energy as a service (EaaS). Their conversation centers on what EaaS is, some of the advantages it offers building owners and energy supply vendors, why it has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and how it may be expanded in the future.

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Recorded: August, 2021

Episode 21 - Energy storage landscape in North America

Episode 21 - Energy storage landscape in North America

Guest Marc Chupka, VP of Research and Programs at US Energy Storage Association, discusses energy storage with host John Sheff. They speak on the growth of this industry over the past few decades, the advantages and technologies associated with it, some current energy storage projects, and its future potential.

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Recorded: July, 2021

Episode 20 - Innovation in energy efficiency

Host John Sheff speaks with Charlie Fletcher, the founder and Executive Vice President at Mesa Energy Systems about current and expected innovations in energy efficiency. Their conversation covers such topics as Danfoss Turbocor™ oil-free compressors, bipolar ionization air filtration, reducing office spaces, load-modifying resource technology, and more.

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Recorded: March, 2021

Episode 19 - Hydrogen energy in Europe

In the latest episode of the EnVisioneering Exchange podcast, Host John Sheff is joined by Markus Lempp, Danfoss Director of Public and Industry Affairs of Central Europe, for a conversation on hydrogen power. Since hydrogen is much more established in Europe than it is in the US, Lempp is able to provide real-world examples of how hydrogen is already being used. Lempp also describes hydrogen fuel cells and what some of the different hydrogen colors mean.

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Recorded: March, 2021

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Episode 18 - Sustainability goals: commitment vs. action

Our guest for episode 18 of the EnVisioneering Exchange podcast is Jake Elder, a member of the Bloomberg Associates Sustainability Practice.

He gives us a peak into how he advises mayors and senior city officials on developing sustainability initiatives and policies, and the challenges they face implementing them. Later in the episode, Jake and host John Sheff discuss real-world examples of cities that have been able to execute their sustainability goals and how/why they were successful.

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Recorded: March, 2021

Episode 17 - Meeting sustainable development goals in a post-pandemic world

Scott Foster, Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) Sustainable Energy Division, joins host John Sheff to discuss the future of sustainability. Some of the topics they cover include reducing the environmental footprint of existing systems, investing in sustainable resource management, and reforming current energy systems for future needs.

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Recorded: March, 2021

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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