Michael Weil

Michael
Weil
Editorial Director,
HPAC Engineering
Articles
"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.
Are You the Smartest Design Engineer?
In the world of HVAC design, recognition for innovative and outstanding work can take many forms: awards, bonuses, raises, promotions, and even good old
Optimism Is the Word of the Month
Last month, the HVAC industry packed its collective bags, boarded planes, cars, and buses; and headed to Orange County, Fla. For those of us from up north,
2010: You Say You Want A Revolution
As the writing team of Lennon and McCartney said in their 1968 hit Revolution 1, We all want to change the world. Back then, it seemed the only way to
The Times They Are A-CHANGIN'
At the close of our 81st year, HPAC Engineering and the entire HVAC industry breathe a sigh. Over the past two years, the country has been rocked by social,
A Cooling Trend in Global Warming
In July 2006, HPAC Engineering published a guest editorial titled A Historic Opportunity, written by Edward Mazria, AIA, founder of Architecture 2030,
Exceeding Customer Expectations Is JOB ONE
Last week was all about firsts. It was the first presentation of HVACR Week, a live seminar and trade-show event combining three meetings: the Engineering
If You Don't Measure, You're Just GUESSING
It's no secret that there has been significant criticism of the certification process for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Leadership in Energy
Nashville: Home of the First HVACR Week
They say some of the biggest and best innovations occur when our economy is in the throes of some kind of swing, usually a downward one. The birth of
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