Michael Weil

Editorial Director
HPAC Engineering
Articles by Michael Weil
Optimism to Ring in the New Year
Happy New Year, everyone. The doors have closed on 2010, and by all accounts, we've ended in a somewhat up mode. Economic pundits say that the economy is recovering slowly, the world financial markets are beginning to stabilize, and manufacturers in the HVAC industry have seen shipment improvements over the previous two years.
Smart Grid: Where Are We With This, Really?
The energy-conservation movement revolves around everything from carbon footprint to the energy efficiency of comfort systems for the home and workplace. It isn't only product-focused, but process-focused—from the types of raw materials used to build buildings, equipment, and tools to how waste is recycled and reused. And it includes the concept of a "smart grid" electrical-delivery system.
Smart Grid: Where Are We With This, Really?
The energy-conservation movement revolves around everything from carbon footprint to the energy efficiency of comfort systems for the home and workplace.
Is the Political Volume Turned up too High?
As I write this, the polls are closed and the Republicans managed to stage a political comeback. But here's the question: Was it just me, or did anyone else feel like this was the ugliest election year in memory? I'm certainly old enough to know that every election year has negative campaigning, but to me, this probably was one of the worst.
Is the Political Volume Turned up too High?
As I write this, the polls are closed and the Republicans managed to stage a political comeback. But here's the question: Was it just me, or did anyone
The Dust Is Finally Settling
As I write this, the staff is just back from Baltimore, where we hosted the annual HVACR Week seminar and product showcase event.
The Dust Is Finally Settling
As I write this, the staff is just back from Baltimore, where we hosted the annual HVACR Week seminar and product showcase event. What a whirlwind event
Holy Ozone Layer, Batman!
It's been some time since we've heard cries for help regarding the degradation of the Earth's ozone layer and subsequent doom of life as we know it. But
"Holy Ozone Layer, Batman!"
It's been some time since we've heard cries for help regarding the degradation of the Earth's ozone layer and subsequent doom of life as we know it. But apparently, the keening has begun again.
We Need More Green Buildings
Ten years ago, HPAC Engineering published an editorial on the impact of the growing population on America's infrastructure and our ability to feed, clothe, and employ the increasing number of people. Back then, our friends in the U.S. Census Bureau were predicting that by the year 2100, the population of this country would be around 571 million—more than double the population at that time (270 million).
We Need More Green Buildings
Ten years ago, HPAC Engineering published an editorial on the impact of the growing population on America's infrastructure and our ability to feed, clothe,
Seven Months and Counting ...
When I travel, I have an opportunity to meet many really smart people who have interesting viewpoints on the industry. Last month, I found myself in Fort Smith, Ark., visiting Baldor Electric Co. While on this visit, I learned something new (for me, anyway) about the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).
Seven Months and Counting
When I travel, I have an opportunity to meet many really smart people who have interesting viewpoints on the industry. Last month, I found myself in Fort
WaterFurnace: Future of Geothermal Looks Bright
Although 2010 should prove to be a mixed bag for the overall economy, it will be a great year for the geothermal industry, WaterFurnace President and
WaterFurnace: Future of Geothermal Looks Bright
Although 2010 should prove to be a "mixed bag" for the overall economy, it will be a great year for the geothermal industry, WaterFurnace President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Huntington told more than 400 HVAC contractors and distributors during the company's Annual Sales Meeting in Phoenix.


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