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Edifice Complex Podcast by host Adam Muggleton and
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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