Articles by Herb Woerpel

Examining Retrofits at ‘The Navy Yard’

December 3, 2012
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

November 30, 2012

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

November 26, 2012
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

November 19, 2012
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

November 19, 2012
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

November 13, 2012

Competent contractors reduce risk of furnace explosions.


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Contractor Builds Green Enterprise

November 12, 2012
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

November 12, 2012
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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Manufacturers Go Green at Greenbuild

November 12, 2012
A number of manufacturers are greening their product offerings. Several of these manufacturers will be attending Greenbuild 2012. What will they bring to the show?


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Leonard Named Best Instructor

2012 Best Instructor Winner: Michael Leonard, Interactive College of Technology
November 12, 2012
People tend to gravitate toward Michael Leonard. It’s this approachability, combined with unmatched industry knowledge, endless hours of dedicated service, and a burning desire to bolster the industry’s next generation that has earned Leonard the distinction of The NEWS’ Best Instructor.


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