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Tune into the Edifice Complex Podcast by host Adam Muggleton and Robert Bean

2022 Canadian Hydronics Council Conference, Saskatoon, Sk
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Plenary: Electrification and Net-Zero
It’s a message being delivered around the globe; it started decades ago but now it’s on auto-pilot…decarbonization (electrification) using low entropy renewable systems to convert the same (or more) energy as needed (Net Zero). Robert will share the DNA of this trend, why it’s necessary for sustainability and how to achieve it with fundamentals in building science, renewable systems and hydronic low-temperature heating/high-temperature cooling systems.

Seminar 1: Current Risks and Rewards for the Industry and Its Business Owners
In 2004, at the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating Annual Business Conference, Robert discussed the future of the industry. In 2019 he followed up with a status report. He talked about demographics and technology and their effects on business over the next few decades. Bean described the evolution of employment and entrepreneurs suggesting that the future looks best for those that not only have diverse knowledge and skills but are able to develop a client-based public network. He warned the industry of pending economic crashes, the need to keep an eye on receivables and cash flow and how future trade shortages would affect industry asset value. Bean’s story is unfolding just as presented in 2004 and 2019. So, what’s next? Hear the background story and what Robert believes is the upcoming round of risks and rewards for the industry and its business owners.

Seminar 2: Promoting Building Hygiene with Hydronic Heating & Cooling Systems
If nothing else, recent flooding, heat waves, forest fires and increases in population density leading up to the COVID19 pandemic have made people intimately aware of their indoor environments like never before. The water, heat and smoke damage tossed in with the delay by the WHO and Health Boards in recognizing the aerosol nature of the Sars-Cov2 virus led to a built-up public reception for higher standards in building environmental systems. Robert will share with participants the concerns and solutions highlighting the supportive role hydronic systems offer in building and indoor environmental hygiene.

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Additional Resources:

Meeting the Need for Lifetime Housing
The Interaction and Connection between Buildings, HVAC System, and Indoor Environmental Quality
Human Factors in HVAC: Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality for Lifetime Housing
Aging: Thermal Regulation and Indoor Air Quality Resources/Citations for an Elderly Population


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