The common practice of trying to get a bargain at any price causes me to wonder: In our world of auctions and reverse auctions, just how cheap is too cheap? Within the HVAC business, perhaps the most notorious of offenders in the buy-it-cheap world is a common weekly event otherwise known as commercial bid day.
In the second of a series of Special Reports,
leaders of three commercial manufacturing companies met with John Conrad,
publisher, and Mike Murphy, editor-in-chief of The NEWS to discuss green building.
This article explores the nature of the efficiency tests required by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and raises issues (not unlike those being raised by the DOE itself) about the validity and long-term future of these test procedures.
careful what you wish for,” said Tom Huntington, general manager of York, a
Johnson Controls company, during a recent conversation about government
is a pretty astute observer of what is developing not only on Capitol Hill, but
around the nation.
"Climate control has become a highly skilled trade, but it
remains hard for the industry to attract young people.” John Conover, president of Trane in the
Americas, set the tone for this Special Report, as
he captured what is often referred to as the No. 1 challenge the HVACR industry