Joel Seagren, M.AIRAH

Joel Seagren, M.AIRAH

Ecolibrium breaks bread with Fantech’s National MVHR (HRV) Solutions Engineer.

Specialty

Ventilation solutions for high-performance projects such as Passive House.

Passions

Working with other passionate people. We’re all naturally drawn to those people that have a spring in their step. Recreationally, my passion has in recent years has become mountain biking. Not too many scars to show for it yet.

HOW HAVE YOU COPED WITH COVID-19?

The pandemic has been tough on everybody in terms of isolation. Being out of range of local mountain bike parks was distressing (I know … a serious First World problem). Yet the pandemic has forced the world to re-evaluate many standard practices, and we’re starting to see some benefits come from this.

What do you like about your job?

Working with other passionate people in a field that is relatively new and dynamic. Enough autonomy to get myself into trouble but hopefully the commonsense and experience to avoid it.

Challenges

Supply chains at the moment like everyone else! The biggest challenge is resistance to change. We are seeing this play out in many ways including climate change politics and NCC improvements. Once you’ve got a big enough ‘why’ figured out it, the ‘how’ starts to fall into place quickly

What would like, but don’t have?

More time, which I’d guess is a pretty common feeling for many in our industry. That means use it – time – wisely and be respectful of other’s time.

Reasons for optimism

Most things. It’s hard not to be in a country like Australia. We’ve been a bit slow out of the blocks on a few important national issues, but the troops are growing and ratcheting up the pressure for needed change.

What lies beneath

What lies beneath

Geothermal cooling is relatively underdeveloped in Australia, but as Ecolibrium staff writer Nick Johns-Wickberg discovers, its potential is huge.

Esteemed air

Esteemed air

AIRAH’s APER has been approved to register engineers in the ACT.

An eye for innovation

An eye for innovation

As CEO and co-founder of Conry Tech, Sam Ringwaldt, M.AIRAH, is rethinking our approach to HVAC&R.

Meet the experts

Meet the experts

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, (MHIAA), is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, with some special celebrations planned for ARBS.

The fans of Sydney

The fans of Sydney

Ecolibrium staff writer Nick Johns-Wickberg explores how a mobile cooling hub in the Harbour City prevented three medical emergencies this summer past.

Cool comfort

Cool comfort

Federico Tartarini is Senior Research Associate at the Heat & Health Research Incubator, Faculty of Medicine and Health, at the University of Sydney. And soon he’ll be starting a new position as a Sydney Horizon Fellow, Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, also at Unisyd.

ARBS

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