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Taco Comfort Solutions announced at the AHR 2017 Show that Robert Bean was the recipient 2017 Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award.
The Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award is given annually to an HVAC professional or company that has made a substantial contribution to comfort technology, advancement, or training while displaying the exceptional good humor and love of people exhibited by Dan Holohan throughout his career.
Bean has been a voice in residential and commercial comfort and efficiency for nearly 40 years. He is the director of Indoor Climate Consultants, Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta, and manages HealthyHeating.com, a volunteer-based, not for profit, on-line educational resource.
Through his writing and speaking about the need to design comfort systems for people, Bean has led the way to change how industry experts view the concept of comfort, and has helped improve comfort technology. A proponent of hydronic heating and cooling, the stated purpose of his website, HealthyHeating.com, is “to offer a research-based site for self-study on topics bridging the health and building sciences; and to promote the benefits of radiant-based HVAC systems with dedicated outdoor air systems as energy efficient solutions to indoor environmental quality challenges.”
Bean is a graduate of the Building Construction Engineering Technology program from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, a Registered Engineering Technologist holding membership with the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta, and a Professional Licensee in Mechanical Engineering holding membership with the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.