Articles by Herb Woerpel

Forum Stresses Team Building, Profitability

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For the fifth straight year, HVACR professionals met for Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Service Managers Forum, focusing on streamlining the interaction between management, technician, and the customer.


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ACCA Hosts Inaugural Building Performance Forum

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More than 150 HVACR professionals explored the topic of building performance, the transition to home performance contracting, and more at Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) inaugural Building Performance Forum, Oct. 9-10, in Austin, Texas.


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Examining Retrofits at ‘The Navy Yard’

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An esteemed panel of energy-efficiency aficionados recently met inside Philadelphia’s Navy Yard for Danfoss’s 18th EnVisioneering Symposium, “Building Blueprint for a Clean Energy Future.” What happened during the symposium?


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Make Your Site Savvier for Online Shoppers

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Cyber Monday is proof that more shoppers are going online. Does you website attract them to purchase your services?


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Voters Side with Efficient Candidates in Election

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Barack Obama has been re-elected president, Republicans have retained control of the House of Representatives, and Democrats continue to rule the Senate. To naysayers, the election may have seemed like one big waste of energy; however, to energy-efficiency advocates, the election may help eliminate a great deal of energy waste.


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Regional Standards Lawsuit Enters Mediation

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A ruling to the pending regional standards lawsuit may be less than a month away. American Public Gas Association (APGA) executive vice president Dave Schryver confirmed that the lawsuit, APGA v. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has entered mediation and that an agreement between the two parties could occur very soon.


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Play to Win: Business is a Lot Like Baseball

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During a recent conference, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a session led by Frank Besednjak, a trainer, teacher, coach, and consultant with decades of HVAC industry experience. Besednjak shared the thought-provoking claim that business is a lot like baseball.


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HVACR Isn’t a Club, Amateurs Need Not Apply

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Competent contractors reduce risk of furnace explosions.


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Contractor Builds Green Enterprise

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While Steve Saunders, CEO of Tempo Mechanical, TexEnergy, and U.S. Ecologic, stands at the intersection of green, energy efficiency, and HVAC, he’s truly directing traffic on behalf of planet Earth. What’s the latest in his endeavors? 


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GreenSTAR Contractors Lead the Way

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As the green movement continues its forward momentum, numerous contractors are well ahead of the learning curve, thanks to a comprehensive qualification program, courtesy of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America. What is the association’s latest offering?


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