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Building HVAC Science

Sep 22, 2023

My guest today, Alex DeGagne’, is one of those very interesting people I have met in my travels in the last few years.

Alex is CEO & owner of MINOTAIR, a manufacturing company currently based in Gatineau in southwestern, Quebec, Canada. 

His main product is the Pentacare-V12, a compact, ultra efficient air exchanger...

Sep 15, 2023

Eric Kaiser and I had the pleasure of interviewing the man, the myth, the legend (and our friend) Jim Bergmann in this episode.

As Jim’s business has grown, there are a lot of new updates, activities and events happening and coming up soon. Go to the mQ site for more details, especially the resources page:

Sep 8, 2023

I’ve been meeting a lot of interesting people from the tech world in in the last year or so. 

My new colleague at Duckling, John Hoehn, Shelby Breger at Conduit and most recently, Brent Davidson.

Brent has created the first US Heat Pump Summit coming up this November in Berkeley, CA- links below for details.


Sep 1, 2023

This episode started in 2018. I have had the notion for quite a while (since 2018) of the need for a responsible contractor network or RCN.

This came up when my widowed sister that lives many states away was having trouble with her HVAC system in her home. She asked who I might recommend. I had no immediate answer.


Aug 25, 2023

“Art and sweat built the tool bag.”

This statement summarizes my interview with Roger Brouard, the founder of VETO Pro Pac.

Roger shares with us the full story of his work life which lead him from a Fine Arts degree in Sculpture to becoming a carpenter and building wooden lobster boats – which is not an easy task,...