Useful Maxims For Inspiration


Get To The Point

If we actually focused on solving the mean radiant temperature problems with enclosure performance we would solve the energy and thermal comfort problems in buildings.
— Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.)

Logic

An energy declaration without a declaration related to the indoor environment makes no sense.
— Dr. Fergus Nicol (Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University)

Occupants

We cannot forget – energy efficiency in buildings is for the benefit of conditioning the occupants.
— Dr. B.W. Olesen (Director of the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Denmark)

Architecture

Design Around People. A Good Building Follows.
— Robert Bean

Air conditioning is aptly named. Air conditioning is not the same as occupant conditioning.
— Zen Koan

Paradigm Shift


Meetings

-Set The Agenda.
-Start On Time. End On Time.
-End With An Action Plan.
— NYT

The Value Of A Diverse Team

Business should be at the intersection of the humanities and science.
— Edwin Land, Polaroid

HVAC

The future of housing does not include the past of HVAC.
— Kristof Irwin

I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.
— Steve Jobs

Saying No


If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
— Henry Ford

Innovation & Products