Mike Weil http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/13591/more en HVAC Water Management: Big Changes Ahead http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead <div class="field-deck"> Few Americans seem concerned about or even aware of the water shortage issue </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-water-management-big-changes-ahead#comments Mike Weil Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:26:00 +0000 12461 at http://hpac.com <p>Water is the next great frontier. With worldwide population growth, limited water supplies caused by droughts, and growing urbanization, water is becoming harder to come by. Water efficiency and the legislation that regulates it is becoming just as important as energy efficiency.</p> Paradigm Shifts and the HVAC Systems Engineering Industry http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry <div class="node-body article-body">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?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/paradigm-shifts-and-hvac-systems-engineering-industry#comments Air Conditioning Mike Weil Building Controls Heating Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:39:00 +0000 12191 at http://hpac.com <p>How does a paradigm shift come about? Well it is usually the case that people start to notice ways in which a certain view or interpretation of something doesn&rsquo;t make sense. Then eventually someone takes this evidence and makes a strong argument in support of a new way of viewing or interpreting something, and this leads people to stop viewing/interpreting the issue or event in the old way and to adopt this new perspective. &mdash; from<a href="http://leminhkhai.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/paradigm-shifts-in-vietnamese-history/" target="_blank" title="HVAC industry Paradigm Shift"> Paradigm Shifts in Vietnamese&nbsp;History</a></p> Weil I'm Thinking of It: Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of the HVAC Industry's AHR Expo http://hpac.com/mike-weil/weil-im-thinking-it-some-thoughts-aftermath-hvac-industrys-ahr-expo <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 AHR Expo had a different kind of buzz, one that focused on HVAC systems instead of products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/weil-im-thinking-it-some-thoughts-aftermath-hvac-industrys-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/weil-im-thinking-it-some-thoughts-aftermath-hvac-industrys-ahr-expo#comments AHR Expo Mike Weil Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000 12031 at http://hpac.com <p>Opening day of the <strong><a href="http://www.ahrexpo.com/" target="_blank" title="The Jacom-Javits Center, 2014 AHR Expo">2014 AHR Expo</a></strong> saw crowds gathering as a winter strom prepared to descend on New York City. Over the course of the week, nearly 61,000 visitors and attendees flooded the aisles in search of the latest, hotest, newest technologies for the mechanical systems industry.</p> Courtesy of the 2014 AHR Show management Welcome to our new AHR Expo Insider Coverage http://hpac.com/blog/welcome-our-new-ahr-expo-insider-coverage <div class="node-body blog-body">For mechanical systems engineers, facility engineers, and Design/Build contractors serving n the HVAC industry, this special page will provide you the latest information on everything happening at the 2014 AHR Expo before, during, and after the show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mikes-musings">Mike&#039;s Musings</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/blog/welcome-our-new-ahr-expo-insider-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/blog/welcome-our-new-ahr-expo-insider-coverage#comments Mike Weil Mike&#039;s Musings Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:30:00 +0000 11521 at http://hpac.com Weil I'm Thinking of it: Who Knew How Green the Big Apple Is? http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/weil-im-thinking-it-who-knew-how-green-big-apple <div class="field-deck"> LEED buildings are just the start. Truly sustainable buildings should be the goal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In New York City's quest for environmentally sustainable mechanical systems, LEED buildings are just the start. Truly sustainable buildings should be the goal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/weil-im-thinking-it-who-knew-how-green-big-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/ahr-expo/weil-im-thinking-it-who-knew-how-green-big-apple#comments AHR Expo Mike Weil Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:49:00 +0000 11511 at http://hpac.com <p>In New York City&#39;s quest for environmentally sustainable mechanical systems, LEED buildings are just the start. Truly sustainable buildings should be the goal. Sustainability remains a major focus in the HVACR industry and this year&#39;s AHR Expo, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, adds more green to the Big Apple&#39;s quest.</p> How Did The HVAC Industry Do in 2013? http://hpac.com/mike-weil/how-did-hvac-industry-do-2013 <div class="field-deck"> 2013 was an interesting year. I look forward to the challenges and opportunites that await us in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This time last year, the country faced a fiscal cliff. We overcame that and a lot of other things in the mechanical systems industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/how-did-hvac-industry-do-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/how-did-hvac-industry-do-2013#comments Mike Weil Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:42:00 +0000 11021 at http://hpac.com Smart Grid Careers: Don't Forget the Mechanical Systems Engineer http://hpac.com/mike-weil/smart-grid-careers-dont-forget-mechanical-systems-engineer <div class="field-deck"> The smart grid isn't only for electircal engineers , even if some folks at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics think so. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/smart-grid-careers-dont-forget-mechanical-systems-engineer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/smart-grid-careers-dont-forget-mechanical-systems-engineer#comments Mike Weil Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0000 10721 at http://hpac.com <p> Students from around the world participated in the design, building, and racing of solar cars. These kids are the future engneers of the HVAC industry. The smat grid is how we atract them. So now it&#39;s time to get the word out.</p> Photo from the World Solar Challenge website HVAC Building Controls Are Cool http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-building-controls-are-cool <div class="field-deck"> Building-generated data is the supply chain of a data-driven decision-making economy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-building-controls-are-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/hvac-building-controls-are-cool#comments Mike Weil Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:46:00 +0000 10581 at http://hpac.com Big Data and the Future of Smart Buildings http://hpac.com/mike-weil/big-data-and-future-smart-buildings <div class="field-deck"> Fault detection based on big data building analytics will expand by 40 percent in the next five years </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The analysis of information gleaned from all the smat systems in a builiding is resource that has vast potential. Here are some thoughts on the matter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/big-data-and-future-smart-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/big-data-and-future-smart-buildings#comments Mike Weil Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:47:00 +0000 9881 at http://hpac.com <p> Fault detection in 2012 represented 27 percent of the $16 million global market for building analytics, with optimization accounting for the remainder, as presented in the figure above. As the market develops and grows, fault detection will take a larger share of the market, <a href="http://www.imsresearch.com/press-release/the_big_growth_opportunity_for_big_data_in_smart_buildings" target="_blank">IHS forecasts</a>.</p> Courtesy of IMS Research, a division of IHS, Inc. What's in Store for the Mechanical Systems Industry in Q3, Q4, and Beyond? http://hpac.com/mike-weil/whats-store-mechanical-systems-industry-q3-q4-and-beyond <div class="field-deck"> Is there another recession on the horizon? The answer is a definite ‘maybe.’ </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is the HVAC industry on the verge of another economic shakeup or are things really on the mend. From housing starts to the GDP, indications are mixed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/whats-store-mechanical-systems-industry-q3-q4-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/whats-store-mechanical-systems-industry-q3-q4-and-beyond#comments Mike Weil Silver Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:28:00 +0000 11031 at http://hpac.com <p>Good economy or bad economy, there are still opportunities for the consulting engineers and facilities engineering community.</p> Image from the WPTV News Channel 5 website (http://www.wptv.com)