Michael Weil

Editorial Director,
HPAC Engineering
The Write Way to Contribute to HPAC Engineering Magazine
The other day, I received an e-mail from a facilities engineer interested in publishing an article in HPAC Engineering. I answered him right away, but that made me think it might be a good idea to write a general statement about our process for other potential authors.
When Do Trends Go Mainstream?
The request set me back on my heels. It brought home to me the fact that all the things we’ve been writing about and doing in this industry over the past three to five years have moved from the “trends” realm into that of “mainstream.” How else do you explain this high-school writing assignment?
The Global Engineering Conference Rocks
In March, I attended Carrier’s Global Engineering Conference (www.2012GEC.com) in Las Vegas, and the theme of that meeting was about changing the world by rethinking, restoring, and regenerating our resources. This conference, which HPAC Engineering co-sponsored, is a platform for the industry to gather and discuss design trends, the future of environmental technologies, and the role that manufacturers, engineers, and building owners play in improving the building environment.
The Global Engineering Conference Rocks
Isn't it funny how there is always a new catchphrase to describe changes in a marketplace, in fads, in the cool factor, and so on? It wasn't so long ago
You Can't Win If You Don't Play
You can't win if you don't play seven words where the action centers on and It doesn't matter if we're talking sports, the lottery, or an industry awards
You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play
You can’t win if you don’t play—seven words where the action centers on “win” and “play.” It doesn’t matter if we’re talking sports, the lottery, or an industry awards program. The fact is, everybody wants to be a winner. To win is to separate yourself from the crowd, to be successful, to matter.
HVAC Industry Engineering at its Finest
In a world that seems ever-focused on the negative, we here at HPAC Engineering magazine work very hard to learn about the things changing the HVAC Industry for the better and share them with you in all the media formats you wish to consume them in.
HVAC Industry Engineering at its Finest
In a world that seems ever-focused on the negative, we here at HPAC Engineering magazine work very hard to learn about the things changing the HVAC Industry
'It’s the End of the World As We Know It'
When the rock band R.E.M. introduced its 1987 album, "Document"” to the world, one song stood out and quickly became, in my opinion, one of its most remarkable hits. The song, "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)," is known for its quick-moving, stream-of-consciousness rant with a number of diverse political and historical references.
Say Goodbye to 2011, Hello to 2012
As I write this, the month of December is just getting under way and the year of 2011 is just about wrapped up. It’s a year that saw a lot of change, a year that, in some cases, didn’t rise to the level of our expectations and in other cases, simply surprised us.
Global Warming: A Lot of Hot Air?
Energy efficiency, environmental stewardism, "green" HVAC—we've been writing a lot about these topics, and you've been reading about them for several years now. Much of the focus on energy efficiency began as a way to stem our dependency, as a nation, on foreign energy sources (oil), but slowly evolved into a need to reduce the very negative impact of industrialization and carbon emissions into our atmosphere.
New Products
Replacement intermittent-pilot ignition controls A new group of intermittent pilot ignition (IPI) controls offer an expanded replacement lineup. The four new controls, which can be used with intermittent-pilot boilers, furnaces, and other heating ...
Is Everything Old Actually Green?
Once upon a time, in the early days of the 20th century, man built things to last. Commercial and residential buildings were constructed with stone or brick and roofed in slate. Until fairly recently, nobody thought of them as being "green." Now, there is talk circulating among architects and builders who praise such old buildings with regard to the envionmental benefits of working with them.
New Products
Motor soft starter The PSE soft-starter family uses two-phase torque control and features built-in class selectable electronic overload, built-in bypass, and an LCD display. It is suitable for all common applications, including centrifugal pumps, fans, ...
Seismic-bracing products This new line of fire-sprinkler seismic-bracing products includes structural attachments, pipe attachments, pipe restraints, and accessories. All products are UL-listed, FM-approved, or both. Fire-sprinkler seismic-bracing ...
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