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Building HVAC Science

Nov 2, 2017

It takes more than a good HVAC system to deliver comfort.


In this episode of the Building HVAC Science podcast, Bill Spohn speaks with Robert Bean about the science of true human comfort. Some of his concepts are brutally logical and may cause you to rethink your approach to selling or delivering comfort. Find out what he calls “the pet rock” of construction.


Robert is a seasoned technologist, researcher and construction professional whose mantra is “Design for People; Good Buildings Will Follow.” Listen to his perspectives on code grade construction versus construction that delivers full environmental comfort. He states that a key element is to learn the language of comfort before exploring too far.


Robert will dialog with you for free via LinkedIn: For LOADS of resources and to inquire about his consultant services, reach him at


Other resources referred to:


His 5-page article covering key points of his concepts:


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017 and User Manual, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy,


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2016
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings,


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2007 -- Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings,


CBE Comfort Tool, Center for the Built Environment:


Cardinal Glass Tool:


Positive Energy, leaders in the application of human factored building science™,


EnergyDocs, a leading Home Performance Company,


Matt Risinger, Risinger Fine Home Building,,