The Consulting-Specifying Engineer Podcast looks at issues relevant to consulting, design and specifying professionals. Topics include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and lighting systems. Tune in for topics that keep building professionals updated on trends and technologies. Hosted by Amara Rozgus.

Ep. 18 Rob Tanner and Jon McCrea discuss decarbonization, and achieving it via heat pumps

Decarbonization is top-of-mind for many engineers and their clients. How can consulting engineers help facility teams achieve these goals? Learn about heat pumps and related sustainable solutions from Rob Tanner and Jon McCrea from Johnson Controls Inc.

Understanding how to set up an engineering project and manage it through the life cycle is something Jane Baikadanova from IPQ is passionate about. Learn more about how to complete a high-quality project from start to finish, including a step-by-step process.

Direct digital controls (DDC) and programmable logic controllers (PLC) systems should be specified based on several factors, such as cost, project type and sophistication of the need. Steve Flinn from Stantec discusses where and why DDCs and PLCs are used, focusing on data centers.

Electric vehicle charging stations, specifically the electrical and power systems, require engineers to fully understand electrical coordination and overall design. Joe Romano from Syska Hennessy Group talks about the issues electrical engineers must consider when designing new or renovating existing EV charging stations.

EV charging stations have quickly become a top consideration for engineers, so it’s important to understand the challenges these technologies present and what owners might want from them. Brandon Reynolds and Eric Gaettinger of Peter Basso Associates discuss how certain businesses are implementing electric vehicles and what issues they might face as they move toward the new technology.

Lowering the temperature of hot water systems can help building owners and engineers meet sustainability goals. Gregg Achgtenhagen, PE, LEED AP, and senior manager with Cleaver Brooks discusses necessary considerations for designing low temperature hot water systems.