Richard Bentley received a formal education in Physics and Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He has received an assortment of U.S. and Canadian patents, and is published for work in cost/benefit analysis and theoretical Population Dynamics (Consumption Driven Population Dynamics (CDPD), 2006, and Consumption Driven Population Dynamics (CDPD): Further Explorations, 2012).
Bentley has a proficiency in computer programming and in addition to teaching computer courses, he developed software for surveying back around 1980. He has also developed a highly efficient wood burning stove that burns clean without a catalytic converter and a cross country ski binding used at both the north and south poles.
Bentley has been active in advanced building construction since 1970, developing a system for constructing low cost energy efficient wood frame buildings he calls Thermal Efficiency Construction (TEC).