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For the Designer
A complete study in human physiology as it relates to
architectural/mechanical systems and our
health, wellness and comfort...learn about the number and types of sensors
in our skin and how the brain processes thermal conditions...its
More reasons to stand by the statement...
We Don't Condition Buildings, We Condition People."
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August 2005 News Letter
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New Stuff for You
New content and features on Hardwood and Radiant including
some useful documents on moisture and wood from the Canadian
New Format!!! Plus recent topics including discussion on
Who's getting radiant and who isn't...you'll be surprised to
hear that prisons, houseboats, trailers and outhouses are
getting it...but big custom homes aren't...go figure.
Feature: Barbara Kennedy, founder and President of
Changing Gears Inc., spent six weeks traveling between
Vancouver, B.C. and Oakville, Ontario organizing her 86 year
old mother's affairs...read her story here:Personal
experience set wheels in motion for Changing Gears by
a Halton Media Group Article
...of recent note:
"Scams involving Internet auctions, as well as identity
theft, lotteries, prizes and sweepstakes, top the list of
fraud complaints by older Americans, who lost $152 million
to con artists last year, U.S. officials told a Senate panel
on Wednesday. Internet-based scams are growing and now
account for about 41 percent of fraud complaints the Federal
Trade Commission receives from people over 50, Lois Greisman
of the FTC's consumer protection division told the Senate
Committee on Aging. 'This figure is all the more dramatic
when one considers that Internet-related fraud represented
only 33 percent of all fraud complaints from this age group
in 2002,' she said." Learn more at News.com.
Just added 10 more courses!
Check out the 2005 Fall Program & 2006 Seminar Bookings.
New Special Report,
Jeffrey C. May,
We are grateful to be able to feature some of the
writings by noted author, Building Scientist and Lecturer,
Jeffrey C. May,
author of "My House is Killing Me! The Home Guide for
Families with Allergies and Asthma" (2001) and co-author of
"The Mold Survival Guide: For Your Home and For Your Health"
(2004), both from Johns Hopkins University Press, which will
also be publishing "My Office is Killing Me!" in 2006.
New Coast2Coast Article by Geoff McDonell,
P.Eng., LEED AP
Selecting Proper Windows For Your Climate Zone
New Coast2Coast Article by Dave Yates
You're Fired, Is Your Contractor a Hero or a Zero?
Part 3 of Working with Contractors
Past Coast2Coast Articles:
Human Comfort Factors, What do You Need For a
Proper Building Comfort System? by
Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., LEED AP
The Importance of the Building Envelope for a Healthy
Home by Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., LEED
Energy and Control Issues Related to Radiant Slab
Systems, by Geoff McDonell, P.Eng.,
Impressions, What do You Need For a Proper Building
Comfort System? Part I of Working with Contractors,
by Dave Yates
The Sales Call,
Part 2 of Working with Contractors,
by Dave Yates
The "Pain" of
Not Knowing, by Gary Hayden
Welcome to the Green Apple!
Feature by Rick Fedrizzi.
"There are ways to
operate our businesses that are smart from both an economic
standpoint and from an environmental standpoint. These
stories should be made public, and early-adopters and
trendsetters need to be recognized. Because of them,
projects such as this could become the norm instead of the
For the Non technical Person wanting to know about
Recommended Reading for the Design Specialist
We're fortunate to have
co-author of the
Radiant Handbook participate in the upcoming conference call
with NRCan researcher Dr. James Raydon. Richard
Watson suggests "the May/June, 2005 Georgia
HVAC Insider article
from 'American Standard, titled "Home Comfort 101:
Choosing an HVAC System That Makes the Grade". Each of their
'tips' are standard items or unneeded with radiant floor,
and radiant ceiling panel systems, whether hydronic or
electric. By stating what is important to obtain comfort
(undefined except by what they recommend in their tips that
presumably prevents discomfort that occurs if the tips are
not followed), they set the stage for radiant, which does
not require the non standard features the article presents
as 'tips'. If you provide faxes, I will be happy to send the
article to anyone interested, if they have not already
seen it. Similar information is also available at their web
ASHRAE Research Announced
ASHRAE to Study Link Between Thermal Comfort, Energy
ATLANTA – With HVAC&R consuming a third of energy used in
buildings, alternative systems or strategies to reduce
energy use are needed. Different approaches could include
use of a building’s thermal mass in combination with night
cooling or heating or cooling by pipes embedded in floors,
walls or ceilings. Such systems are often associated with
indoor temperatures that drift during the day. While
drifting temperatures may save energy, their impact on
occupant health and productivity are unknown. Research to
study the impact of drifting temperatures on thermal
comfort, health and productivity is being funded by the
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
Informal Living Trend Found by
Architect Design Survey
Reprinted with permission from Nations
Building News.(c) 2005, All Rights Reserved
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