Below is the list of past webinars that H.C Nye Company has hosted. H.C Nye and their affiliates seek to inform their audience about innovative and effective HVAC resources and systems. All webinars include a question and answer portion at the end of the video for user utilization. Those who attended the webinar live received PDH credits and a free lunch. 

Cold Climate Airside Heat Pumps (ASHP)

Date: January 24th, 2023

Speaker: Jim O'Donnell

Description: In the HVAC industry, the United States is rapidly moving towards the elimination of using fossil fuels for heating. This ‘electrification or ‘decarbonization’ means that some heating requirements will have to be met by reverse cycle heat pump systems. For years ‘airside’ heat pumps have been available but were traditionally only installed in warmer climates because of their wintertime heating output limitations. However, manufactures are introducing superior ‘cold climate’ ASHP’s for all types of applications by improving their controls and using variable speed compressors. Applied packaged rooftops with their pre-engineered design, manufacturing, and controls; as well as their flexibility, are perfectly suited for cold climate ASHP’s.

Indoor Air Quality Updates, Focusing on Air Ionization

Date: November 8th, 2022

Speaker: Larry Bettello

Description: The concern and knowledge of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has gradually increased since ASHRAE standard 62.1 was introduced in the 1970’s. Providing IAQ that is acceptable to human occupants and minimizes adverse health effects once again came to the forefront with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. One of the technologies that has been utilized for years to improve IAQ is air ionization systems. These systems saw a large increase in their use in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in residential, commercial, transportation, and healthcare applications.

Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to Improve Indoor Air Quality 

Date: October 11th, 2022 

Speaker: Dean Saputa

Description: For many decades UVGI (also known as UV-C) has been utilized in HVAC systems to reduce energy use, improve heat transfer, and to improve IAQ by disinfecting airstreams. Traditionally these systems were primarily used in the healthcare and the food production industry. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and because of their ability to mitigate disease transmission, UV-C light systems have seen a very large increase in their use in educational, commercial, and government buildings, as well as in residences.

Technology Updates for Applied Rooftop Units

Date: June 7th, 2022

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell

Description: The use of packaged rooftop units (RTU’s) continues to increase in the construction industry. Most of these gains have been made with APPLIED RTU’s that can satisfy a constantly increasing variety of applications. As an example, in the healthcare field, applied rooftop units have improved their thermal comfort control with the use of sophisticated controls and variable speed compressors and fans. In addition, updates to IAQ codes and minimum energy efficiency standards have forced these manufacturers to upgrade their products with additional innovative features.

HVAC Design for Warehouses and Other Large Open Spaces

Date: April 26th, 2022

Speaker: Shawn Manisto of Ruppair

Description: The increase in online shopping has created a boom in the construction of warehouses all around the country. This uptick is not just for the retail sector— it has also occurred in the pharmaceutical industry, which often has more stringent environmental requirements. Providing proper air circulation as well as even heating and cooling can be a challenge, due to large open spaces, high ceilings, tall rows of product storage, and the opening and closing of dock doors. Further complicating matters, there are many types of HVAC equipment that can be utilized, from simple unit heaters to large air rotation units, from large ceiling fans to standardized products.

Utilizing Radiant Cooling Ceiling Solutions in Commercial Buildings

Date: March 22nd, 2022

Speaker: Michael Matzura of Zehnder Rittling

Description: The benefits of using radiant heat has been well known for many years. Radiant heating creates a quiet, comfortable, and energy-efficient solution with minimal obtrusiveness to the space. But did you know the same principle can be applied with radiant cooling panels? In this instance, the ‘cold’ ceiling panel will absorb heat and energy from the space without causing any uncomfortable drafts or airflow. Similar to radiant heating, radiant cooling can be utilized in many building types, from warehouses, to sports hall, hospitals—even schools and offices

Name: ASHRAE’s New Core Recommendations for Reducing Airborne Infectious Aerosol Exposure

Date: February 8th, 2022

Speaker: Dennis Reis and Michael Carlson of Paragon Controls Inc.

Description: This webinar is presented by Dennis Reis and Michael Carlson of Paragon Controls Inc. They will review the enhancements to existing ASHRAE guidelines and review solutions to meet the new recommendations.

Name: Key Considerations When Designing Mechanical Sound Attenuation for Exterior (Rooftop) Equipment

Date: December 7th, 2021 

Speaker: Jagannath Rajasekaran and Matthew Downey of Parklane

Description: Jagannath Rajasekaran and Matthew Downey of Parklane outline key design considerations when developing a noise abatement strategy. This webinar provides a brief overview of acoustics pertinent to stationary mechanical sources and demonstrates various types of mechanical noise control solutions for equipment operating in the outdoor environment (i.e. silencers, acoustic screens, acoustic enclosures, etc.).

Name: Energy Recovery with Zero Cross-Contamination 

Date: October 26th, 2021 

Speaker: Marcus D'Arcy, Vice President and General Manager of Heat Pipe Technology, Inc.

Description: The implementation of energy recovery systems that do not cause cross-contamination between the two airstreams has increased in use due to the recent COVID-19 crisis. These types of energy recovery systems also save on operating costs, reduce overall first costs, and have little to no ongoing maintenance. They are available as a refrigerant or hydronic based system. 

Name: Dedicated Outside Air Systems Psychrometrics Webinar - Part 2

Date: September 14th, 2021 

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Description: In Part 2 of this H.C Nye webinar series, Jim O'Donnell reviews the basics of DOAS equipment and their proper application and shows the basics of desiccant energy recovery wheels. He will teach the difference between passive and active desiccant dehumidification systems and review available systems that can provide leaving air with ultra-low dewpoint temperatures.

Name: Dedicated Outside Air Systems Psychrometrics Webinar - Part 1

Date: June 22nd, 2021 

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Description: In this H.C Nye webinar, we analyze the design and application of dedicated outside air systems and review the basics of the psychrometric chart as it applies to DOAS.

Name: Benefits of Cold Water Induction Beam Systems Webinar

Date: May 25th, 2021

Speaker: Robert Button, National Sales Manager of NuClimate

Description: Robert Button explains the benefits of cold water induction beam systems.

Name: Make Up Air For Commercial Kitchens Webinar

Date: April 20th, 2021

Speaker: Jeremie White, Commercial Kitchen product specialist of H.C. Nye Company

Description: Jeremie goes into the details on proper design for Commercial Kitchen Make Up Air Systems.

Name: Filtration and Indoor Air Quality Webinar 

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: March 23rd, 2021

Description: This video teaches about the new requirements from ASHRAE, The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, regarding filtration and indoor air quality.

Name:  Next Generation of Customizable, Large, Rooftop Units Webinar - Part 2 

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: February 23rd, 2021

Description: Part 2 identifies the best practices and customizable options of the new generation RTUs. This evolution from semi-custom to custom pieces of equipment with larger available capacities (200+ Tons!) offers newer technologies and incorporates more design options and features.

Name:  Next Generation of Customizable, Large Rooftop Units Webinar - Part 1

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: January 26th, 2021

Description: In this two part webinar series, Jim reviews the history, advantages, and disadvantages of packaged RTUs and introduces the new generation of customized RTUs, including AAON’s #RZ product line.

Name:  Kitchen Ventilation System Design Webinar 

Speaker: Jeremie White, Commercial Kitchen product specialist of H.C. Nye Company 

Date: December 8th, 2020

Description: This video makes you rethink the design approach when trying to find the best practices of kitchen design for ventilation purposes. Jeremie compares traditional verses modern methods in search for the best integrated solution.

Name:  Improving IAQ During Retrofits and Replacements Webinar- Part 3 - Energy Recovery

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: November 18th, 2020

Description: This webinar examines different products that can be used to incorporate Energy Recovery into building systems

Name: Improving IAQ During Retrofits and Replacements Webinar – Part 2 - Dilution

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: October 27th, 2020

Description: Part two of this 3-part series talks about the recent ASHRAE Recommendations for Improving IAQ specifically dilution of the air.

Name: Improving IAQ During Retrofits and Replacements Webinar- Part 1- Filtration and Source Control

Speaker: Jim O’Donnell, engineer salesman of H.C. Nye Company

Date: October 8th, 2020

Description: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series. Due to the recent COVID-19 crises, the HVAC industry has pivoted towards improving indoor air quality (IAQ) for occupants in buildings. Indoor air quality incorporates three main strategies to manage the indoor environment: filtration, source control, and dilution. Please join us as we discuss filtration and source control. We will also touch on some of the recommendations proposed by ASHRAE’s ‘Epidemic Task Force’ and apply them to real world applications, projects, and equipment selections.

Name: Indoor Cannabis Grow Rooms - Designing for Efficiency 

Speaker: Chuck Nora – Regional Manager of Desert Aire

Paul Stewart – Vice President and National Sales Manager of Desert Aire

Date: June 25th, 2020

Description: This webinar presents a guidance for design and operation of a sustainable building mechanical system and the best practices for designing indoor Cannabis Grow Facilities.

Name: Global Plasma Solutions Webinar

Speaker: Bill Gray, the Vice President of Regional Sales at GPS

Date: May 21st, 2020

Description: This webinar introduces the benefits and uses of Global Plasma Solutions ION Generation for HVAC Systems. It teaches how needlepoint bipolar ionization reduces particles, odors, pathogens, and energy.