leadership of Johnstone Supply brought the 26th annual Johnstone Supply
Member’s Meeting to the southern shore of Lake Michigan, and fair weather
provided ample opportunity for the charting of new waters in and around the
The fifth fuel, as it is referred to in environmental circles, is energy efficiency. Oil and gas dependency is old school. Who wants to be at the mercy of the Middle East, Russia, or Hugo Chavez? A single bomb dropped on Iran will make $100/barrel oil look cheap - so says my chief energy advisor, who must remain anonymous lest he start charging me for stock tips.
Maybe the concept of tying energy efficiency to taking cars off of the roads isn’t working very well. We are just too attached to our horseless carriages. Here is a horse of a different color. The color is green.
As the HVAC world becomes ever-more enveloped in the green wave, it seems that the focus of many companies is on environmental concerns. No problem with that. However, what about refrigerants? The HCFC changeover that begins in 2010 has actually already begun.
The irrational exuberance of some salespeople amazes me. In an effort to regurgitate every factoid about their product, in an effort to manipulate responses with questions, in an effort to get the sale at any cost, they forget one very important point. Listen to the customer.
A spate of energy legislation this past summer has resulted in U.S. House and Senate versions that will likely be negotiated into one regional mess. The crux of the matter for the HVAC industry is regional efficiency standards.
At the risk of sounding crass and capitalistic, the green movement won’t survive unless it can gain commercial success in the marketplace. In other words, if people can’t make money doing it, it’s just another fad.
Taking vacations in the summer is stressful, and sometimes downright near impossible. Chances are that you found it hard to leave the work at the office - assuming you were even able to get away for a few days.
you decide to make a radical change in your business approach, you may consider
that switching from residential
new construction to residential replacement can be like going from night
to day for your company.