NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS, Office of Energy-Related Invention
"We wish to call your attention to an invention entitled 'Thermal Efficiency Construction' submitted to us by Mr. Richard Bentley ... we recommend this device as an invention which is technically valid and worthy of consideration for appropriate government support."
NEW YORK STATE ENERGY OFFICE
"It is my pleasure to notify you that [TEC] was selected as one of the five state-level winning projects in the National Awards Program for Energy Innovation. Congratulations!"
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
"Congratulations! Your project [TEC] ... has been selected to receive a National Award in the National Awards Program for Energy Innovation."
WILLIAM SHURCLIFF, Physicist and author of 'Superinsulated Houses ...'
"He [Richard Bentley] was one of the first - perhaps 'the' first - to build a superinsulated house in North America."
ENERGY DESIGN UPDATE magazine
"Bentley was certainly ahead of his time. In his 95-page manual of TEC construction techniques, he clearly presents a plethora of ideas and techniques which are only now being 'discovered' by the energy design community."