Herb Woerpel

Herb Woerpel

Herb Woerpel is Managing Editor. He can be contacted at 248-786-1583 or herbwoerpel@achrnews.com.


Will Politics Eradicate Pending EPA Regulations?

Newly elected congressional Republicans vow to crumble Obama's Clean Air Act.
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Testing the Legal Boundaries of a Rule-breaking Government

HVAC Industry Prepared to Play Litigation Limbo with the Government

It's important for you to keep an eye on what the DOE is proposing, and, when applicable, let the government know how and why its energy-saving laws could have a devastating impact on the cash savings of your business.

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Convention Inspires Contracting Success

Sheet Metal Association Works Hard, Plays Hard in San Antonio

The convention offered more than 20 unique educational and self-development sessions designed to provide the newest ideas, information, and solutions necessary to meet the specific technical and business management needs of sheet metal and air conditioning contractors.

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The Biggest Risk is Not Taking a Risk at All

Predict What’s Next and Have the Courage to Evolve

Regardless of the line of work, a company’s biggest and most persistent challenge often revolves around adapting to and implementing technology.

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Show Your Company How to Roar Rather than Meow

All the money in the world couldn't lead the Detroit Tigers to the World Series. Make sure your company isn't following suit.
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Thieves Target R-22 as EPA Phaseout Threatens Supply

Security Measures Crucial as Phaseout Deadline Draws Near

As the pending EPA phaseout diminishes supplies, the demand for R-22 is likely to increase, which may trigger additional criminal activity.

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Can My Beloved Furnace Get any Quieter or Efficient?

Who Connects a Single-stage Thermostat to a Two-stage Furnace?

As brutal as Michigan’s winters may be, we’ve vastly enjoyed the quiet, efficient performance the workhorse provided. But, little did I know, we weren’t getting everything the furnace has to offer.

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Are You Adequately Honoring Your Company’s All-time Greats?

Recognition, Rewards Go a Long Way in Honoring Employee Performance

Without a doubt, your employees are your greatest asset. With that in mind, are you giving them the recognition they deserve?

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Identifying Trigger Points to Efficiency

Symposium Examines Large-scale Energy Management

If energy productivity doubles in the next 15 years, Americans could save $327 billion by the year 2030. 

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Optimal Building Efficiency is More of a Marathon than a Sprint

A building, much like a runner’s body, must be prepared, trained, tested, and pushed to the limit of exhaustion before advancing to the next step. 

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2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Andy Heinze

Andy Heinze, distribution channel development manager, Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin, discusses Sporlan's new refrigeration system training center. Posted Dec. 11.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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