Online educational resource on achieving indoor environmental quality with radiant based HVAC systems
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Fundamentals of indoor environmental quality / thermal comfort and air quality solutions using radiant based HVAC


As you can imagine over a career spanning 35+ years I've received thousands of business cards and populated my libraries with thousands of books, manuals and journals. In fact colleagues know I've given away two libraries and will soon give away a third. My last library will be from the best of the best. In that collection is the engineer’s best friend for understanding mechanical systems and moisture control. How important is this book. Let me put it this way…I’ve kept maybe 25 business cards from my career and one of those belongs to the books author, Andy Ask. Having Andy’s card is like owning a pass to the Dali Lama of HVAC. You can actually use this at parties and conventions to impress people.

But what I like most about Andy besides the fact that he wrote the most authoritative book on moisture and HVAC is his humility. Have a look at what he penned inside my personal copy…now what readers ought to know is Andy the professional engineer also has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law. He’s also Andy the teacher and Andy the researcher and Andy the author just to name a few. He’s way smarter than I’ll ever be and when you meet him he’ll be just a humble human being trying to leave behind a lifetime of wisdom to alleviate the pain associated with experiential learning.

Moisture is the number one problem in buildings hands down. You’ll want to understand it and you’ll want to control it. I don’t know of a better manuscript to get you there…

By the way when Andy isn't out changing the world of building science he hangs out with Nikki Krueger and the crew from Therma-Stor. I visited their plant in Madison, WI for a very good can read about it here.


Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.)
Technical Director

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