Articles by Herb Woerpel

Danfoss Symposium Examines Whole-Systems Approach to Efficiency

EnVisioneering Symposium’s 19th Meeting Considers Buildings and Energy Infrastructure
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The roundtable discussion joined HVAC OEMs, consultants, and contractors with advocacy and utility groups, and authorities in research and policy to examine the opportunity of investment in next-generation energy infrastructure for commercial buildings.


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The Proof is in the Details

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Big or small, every little action is representative of your company’s overall product.
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Satisfaction Guarantee Makes Every Tech a Closer

You Shouldn’t have to go to Your Bullpen to Close an HVAC Sale
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In baseball, it doesn’t matter how well the team performs in the first eight innings if the pitching staff fails to close the game in the ninth. As a Detroit Tigers fan, I’m all too familiar with this philosophy. 


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MARS, Heat Controller Merge Operations

Acquisition Positions MARS for Future Growth, Stability
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Last fall, MARS hired an investment banker and began discussing potential growth options. The company started communicating with potential targets and shortly thereafter had reached an agreement with Heat Controller. 


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Cracking the Consumer who Prefers his Cooling on Cruise Control

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Don't Procastinate. Nominate.

The NEWS extends it's Best Instructor/Trainer contest deadline to June 24
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Are you a procrastinator? Always wish you had an extra day to complete your homework? Well, good news – you’ve been saved by the bell. 


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Plucking Out the Prickly Pears

How to Find Good Employees - And Weed Out the Bad Ones
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As a business owner, the process of separating this sour grape from the rest of the team may prove to be the difference between a budding workforce and a clan of complainers that’s rotten to the core.


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Centrifugal Chiller Course Highly Regarded by Commercial Contractors

Course Offers In-depth Look at Chillers and Includes Troubleshooting Techniques
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For more than two decades, Entech Sales & Service in Dallas has offered HVACR professionals an in-depth look at centrifugal chillers, examining assembly, theory, microprocessors, and teardown training through a series of educational sessions heralded as some of the best nationwide.


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All I See are Signs, All I See are Dollar Signs

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Could Rhianna be the economic prophet this industry needs?
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DOE Will Not Enforce Regional Standards

Enforcement Put on Hold Until Court Rules on Pending Settlement Agreement
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A rule requiring all nonweatherized gas furnaces in the northern region adhere to a minimum 90 percent AFUE standard beginning May 1 will not be immediately enforced. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) declared that enforcement of the rule will not be pursued until the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on a pending lawsuit settlement agreement.


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