Herb Woerpel

Herb Woerpel

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

ARTICLES

Identifying Trigger Points to Efficiency

Symposium Examines Large-scale Energy Management
July 14, 2014

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

June 23, 2014

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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Written Employee Expectations Offer Clear Performance Checklist

May 19, 2014
One-pager depicting written expectations allow employees to clearly gauge their own performance.
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Distribution Disasters: Dishwashers

April 14, 2014
So, you can deliver it in two days, but you're telling me I have to wait six weeks for a refund?!
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Is it Time to Put Your Business on a Diet?

Are you Burning More Money than You’re Bringing In?
April 7, 2014

Perhaps it’s time to slice some of those empty “calories” from your company’s diet. 


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Geothermal Checklist: Does Your Project Make Sense?

Intricate Commercial Geothermal Steps to Consider
March 24, 2014

As a contractor, when geothermal appears to make sense on the surface, what steps must you take to ensure a project’s validity before breaking ground?


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All that Glitters is not Gold

Small Business Success Based on Revenue, not Popularity
March 3, 2014

Don’t judge a book by its cover because it could be the best story you’ll ever read. 


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Did You Hear What Susie Said About Your Company?

March 3, 2014
Every online review matters -- no matter how untrue.
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Is Shaheen-Portman on Life Support?

February 10, 2014
Congressional shakeup casts doomsday shadow on monumental energy-efficiency bill.
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Google It: Homes are Getting Smarter

Nest Lab Acquisition a Prequel to the Internet of Things
January 27, 2014

The emerging trend of our devices interacting with our lifestyles without us ever having to touch a button has been termed, “the Internet of Things,” or the “Thingernet.”


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

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