Online educational resource on achieving indoor environmental quality with radiant based HVAC systems
Not for profit educational resource on indoor environmental quality.
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"Best site on the net"
Morgan Audetat,
President, Badger Radiant Design


"Contrary to popular myth, the HVAC industry is not in the business of conditioning buildings, it is in the business of conditioning people."
R.Bean, HRAI, AGM

 

Bean's General Store
 Bean General Store 1903

The original store - a time before digital information

Three generations ago, our ancestors immigrated north to the Canadian prairies. They came from Europe through Quebec and Wisconsin to the end of the rails at Radisson, Saskatchewan. Great great granddad and grandma were true pioneers and weren't one to stay where others had already set up. Going beyond the rails, they journeyed further out to Maymont, Saskatchewan and set up the general store, post office, and farm. We have fond memories of being in the old store - the radiant warmth from the cast iron stove, smells of coffee and burning wood, and sounds of work boots on plank floors. We also remember listening to grandma telling stories of her life as a child growing up without the creature comforts we take for granted today and duly impressed at the strength of pioneer women. In fact when great great granddad died it was great great grandma who took over running the entire Bean enterprises including the construction of the “modern” farm house – it wasn’t made of dirt, had real windows, a big kitchen with an island and a free standing tub! We’re no longer selling flour or sugar but we are sharing what we have learnt over a hundred years about the business of staying healthy, well and comfortable.

Enjoy the site.

 

An Inventory of Facts on Indoor Environmental Quality - For You
Copyright (C) 2004-2012, Robert Bean

For additional support visit our visitor services page.

This site is for you if...

You are educated, resourceful and have a sense of ha ha.

You are building or renovating.

You are aware at least on some level that your indoor climate can influence you  in a threatening or therapeutic way.

You may be responsible for designing and/or financing the project.

You may be responsible for the specifications and possibly the installation, assembly or managing all or part of the project.

You are a decision maker with the ability to take a firm stance for your beliefs. (Your tolerance for B.S. = zero...you and yours agree - if it's your money - its your choice...thank you very much.)

You want independent advice on the human factors in architectural/mechanical systems without the "in your face" sales pitch for products.

You want to learn at your own pace, at your level and perhaps want a place to talk with a specialist about your building, energy use and indoor climate.

Is this you?

If so...you are at the right place - come on in - look around the site, join the discussion group or head on over to our service options.


A few comments from our visitors and seminar hosts - click here for more.

"Great site! Really informative and thought provoking. I really like your scientific and practical approach at how the human body interacts with the conditioned environment. It's a very unique and well thought out way of looking at the importance of mechanical systems." C.P.

"This is so great.  I really appreciate what you've provided for me." S.D.

"...your site which is extremely impressive and useful, I have made it one of my favorites as I think it will take a bit of time to go through things properly, a great resource..."C.M.

"I wanted to thank you for coming to speak for our dinner meeting.  I have heard nothing but rave reviews about your presentation!  The only problem I have now is…that you set the bar so high for the rest of the year." B.E.

Need a speaker for your event? Contact us today.


A few statistics for dinner conversations...enjoy.

"Demographically, health-seekers are predominantly women between the ages of 30 and 50. Many are college educated, with an above-average income and health insurance. Harvard Business School professor Regina Herzlinger believes these health-seekers will reform healthcare, just as they have changed retailing and financial services." Russell C. Coile, Jr., editor of HEALTH TRENDS, founding board member of The Center for Health Design

Comment: I very much see indoor climates as a healthcare issue and put my faith in women to enact change within the building industry.


Men aren't dumb just numb...

Testosterone damps pain sensation in males by Laura Nelson. Excerpt, "It will come as no surprise to some... men are less sensitive than women, at least to pain. Researchers have found that the male hormone testosterone masks feelings of discomfort. They believe that such tolerance effects may help men to maintain their stamina in fights, when testosterone levels are high. "If men are less sensitive to pain, there is more willingness to fight and participate in further fights," says Michaela Hau, an animal physiology and behaviour scientist at Princeton University, New Jersey."

Comment: ...and that's why us guys should not be involved in making decisions that relate to health, wellness and comfort. Women will make better choices when given the information relating to HVAC systems.


Percentage of purchasing or life decisions made by women :
Home Furnishings=94%
Vacations= 92%
Houses = 91%
D.I.Y. (major “home projects”) = 80%
Consumer Electronics =51%
Cars = 68%
All consumer purchases = 83%
Bank Account = 89%
Household investment decisions = 67%
Small business loans/biz starts = 70%
Health Care = 80%
Source Business Week


“Men and women don’t think the same way, don’t communicate the same way, don’t buy for the same reasons.”
Popcorn & Marigold


“A woman knows her children’s friends, hopes, dreams, romances, secret fears, what they are thinking, how they are feeling. Men are vaguely aware of some short people also living in the house.”
Barbara & Allan Pease, Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps


“Women have insights into our customers that no man—no matter how bright, no matter how hard working—can match.
Albertsons CEO Larry Johnston


...and now you know why I have been preaching for decades why we need to have more women in the HVAC industry.


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