Articles by Herb Woerpel

Emerson’s E360 Examines Refrigerants from All Angles

Event Explores the Evolving HVAC Refrigerant Landscape

The refrigerant landscape is preparing for a regulatory makeover. By 2018, approximately 80 percent of commercial refrigerators and ice machines will have to go through a redesign to meet new DOE standards for efficiency; the EPA is proposing to delist R-404A and R-134a in many commercial refrigeration applications; and more.


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AHR Expo Offers More than Just New Products

From Touchdowns to New Technologies, the Expo is the Place to Be

The AHR Expo only comes once a year. So, while in Chicago, make sure you introduce yourself to as many people as you can, ask as many questions as humanly possible, and soak up the information like a sponge.


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HARDI Leader Balances Government, Growth Initiatives

Talbot Gee Devoted to Regulatory Fairness, Helping Members

While Gee and HARDI’s leaders remain committed to keeping the government on the straight and narrow, his passion remains HARDI’s growing role within the industry.


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Danfoss Examines Future of Refrigerants

EnVisioneering Symposium Examines HCs, CO2, and More

Driven by shifts in technology, policy, regulations, and consumer demands, those managing the refrigerant sector must surmount these complexities and navigate governmental uncertainty to build a path to sustainability.


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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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