Michael Weil

Editorial Director,
HPAC Engineering
The Dance Is About to Change
Editorial Director Mike Weil bids farewell to HPAC Engineering readers.
The Cloud
The Mobile Device Phenomenon: Moving HVAC Building Automation into the Cloud
Americans are on the move. As of January 2014, according to PEW Research, 90% of us have a cell phone and 58% of us use Smartphones. It's only natural for commercial facility managers to desire the same device functionality for their work life that they have at home.
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Can HVAC Be Fun? What About All the Eye Candy?
Do you like to see fun things like the HVAC-in-Hollywood video gallery on HPAC.com? Or is it all work and no play?
NYC: Tall buildings and potential mass market for wireless Smart Buildings
Wireless Controls for Smart Buildings Going Crazy
Building automation plus information technology equals more granular control over building systems without the headaches associated with design and labor. Commercial building owners celebrate.
Global Warming: Everyone’s Talking. Who Is Listening?
Regarding any important issue in the HVAC Industry, we need to open our minds and listen to the arguments on both sides of a problem to work better together. in finding solutions.
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Is Data The Next Frontier for HVAC Systems Engineers?
The HVAC Industry is moving toward data-based predictability of the building envelope, systems, and more.
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The 85th Anniversary of HPAC Magazine is a Milestone in the HVAC Industry
In 1929, the stock market crashed marking the end of the roaring 20's and the beginning of the Great Depression. In May of that year,just before the crash, HPAC magazine was born. This May is our 85th anniversary. Here are some thoughts on the impact of this magazine.
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HVAC Water Management: Big Changes Ahead 1
Federal water conservation rules will impact the commercial HVAC marketplace in a big way. Already local and state rules try to grapple with looming water shortages nationwide.
Paradigm Shifts and the HVAC Systems Engineering Industry
From building information modeling to integrated design and beyond, the changes sweeping through the HVAC engineering world are coming on fast and hard. Are you ready?
Weil I'm Thinking of It: Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of the HVAC Industry's AHR Expo
The 2014 AHR Expo had a different kind of buzz, one that focused on HVAC systems instead of products.
GALLERY: 2014 AHR Expo Report
With more than 1,800 exhibitors occupying some 400,000 sq ft of booth space, the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), held Jan. 21-23 in New York City, is said to be the largest HVACR exposition ever held in the Northeast. This gallery contains a sampling of the thousands of new products and energy-efficient solutions on display.
Weil I'm Thinking of it: Who Knew How Green the Big Apple Is?
In New York City's quest for environmentally sustainable mechanical systems, LEED buildings are just the start. Truly sustainable buildings should be the goal.
How Did The HVAC Industry Do in 2013?
This time last year, the country faced a fiscal cliff. We overcame that and a lot of other things in the mechanical systems industry.
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Smart Grid Careers: Don't Forget the Mechanical Systems Engineer
There are engineering students who are looking for a place to apply their education and knowledge. It's our job as member of the HVAC mechanicals systems industry to help them bring their talents here.
HVAC Building Controls Are Cool 1
Our mission to help the buildings industry understand the technology landscape where building automation systems and equipment controls are integrated with information technologies hasn't changed.
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