Mike Weil http://hpac.com/taxonomy/term/13591/more en Can HVAC Be Fun? What About All the Eye Candy? http://hpac.com/mike-weil/can-hvac-be-fun-what-about-all-eye-candy <div class="node-body article-body">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?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/can-hvac-be-fun-what-about-all-eye-candy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/can-hvac-be-fun-what-about-all-eye-candy#comments Mike Weil Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 13681 at http://hpac.com <p>A bin is filled with Laffy Taffy candies at the Sweet Dish candy store in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> Global Warming: Everyone’s Talking. Who Is Listening? http://hpac.com/mike-weil/global-warming-everyone-s-talking-who-listening <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/global-warming-everyone-s-talking-who-listening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/global-warming-everyone-s-talking-who-listening#comments Mike Weil Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 13691 at http://hpac.com <p>The sun rising over the Australian Desert. The cool of the night was about to vanish in a wave of heat as the brightening light washed over the desert and Ayers Rock.</p> Photo taken by Mike Weil, October 2013 near Ayers Rock, Australia Is Data The Next Frontier for HVAC Systems Engineers? http://hpac.com/mike-weil/data-next-frontier-hvac-systems-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">The HVAC Industry is moving toward data-based predictability of the building envelope, systems, and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/data-next-frontier-hvac-systems-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/data-next-frontier-hvac-systems-engineers#comments Mike Weil Building Controls Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:32:00 +0000 13181 at http://hpac.com Thinkstock by Getty Images: Photograph by Enrico Agostoni The 85th Anniversary of HPAC Magazine is a Milestone in the HVAC Industry http://hpac.com/mike-weil/85th-anniversary-hpac-magazine-milestone-hvac-industry <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hpac.com/mike-weil/85th-anniversary-hpac-magazine-milestone-hvac-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hpac.com/mike-weil/85th-anniversary-hpac-magazine-milestone-hvac-industry#comments Mike Weil Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 12701 at http://hpac.com <p>President Calvin Coolidge (seated in back, left) and President-elect Herbert Hoover (next to Coolidge), as they left the White House for Hoover&#39;s inauguration, March 4, 1929. Two months after Hoover&#39;s taking&nbsp; office, <em>Heating, Piping, and Air-Conditioning</em> magazine was born. Five months later, the &quot;Roaring Twenties&quot; vaporized as the stock market crashed and the Great Depression took America in it&#39;s taudry grip.</p> 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="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="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