Robert Bean
ASHRAE Fellow & Distinguished Lecturer
Retired Registered Engineering Technologist In Building Constriction Engineering (ASET) and Retired Professional Licensee in Mechanical Engineering (APEGA)


Robert Bean is director of, and founder of Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. He is a retired engineering technology professional who specialized in the design of indoor environments and high performance building systems.

Bean is an ASHRAE Fellow and ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, recipient of the Lou Flagg Award, Distinguished Service Award and instructor for the ASHRAE Learning Institute. He has authored many papers, articles and course curriculums and serves on numerous technical committees related to indoor environmental quality, building and energy systems. Before achieving his place as an expert in buildings and environmental systems Bean began his career working in the geotechnical world before gaining experience as a tradesperson before moving into engineering.    

Robert has been interviewed by numerous magazines including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Washington Post and many others. He has given lecturers at respected events including Building Science Corporation's Summer Camp and Building Knowledge Canada's Spring Camp.  He has lectured courses at universities and colleges around the world from the University of Austin, Texas to Manipal University in Dubai. He has served as a resource for government bodies including the US Housing and Urban Development, Alberta Building Code Officials and BC Housing.

His past and present client list includes the who's who in the industry.

His motto is, "Design for people, good buildings follow (tm)."

Robert no longer offers engineering services but can be retained for project counselling of an informative nature.

Courtesy of BC Housing Building Research and Education Grant people interested in thermal comfort can download his book for free:

Thermal Comfort Principles and Practical Applications for Residential Buildings
by Robert Bean


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