Mike Weil


Courtesy of the 2014 AHR Show management
Opening day of the 2014 AHR Expo saw crowds gathering as a winter strom prepared to descend on New York City. Over the course of the week, nearly 61,000 visitors and attendees flooded the aisles in search of the latest, hotest, newest technologies for the mechanical systems industry.

Weil I'm Thinking of It: Some Thoughts on the Aftermath of the HVAC Industry's AHR Expo

Feb. 10, 2014
Besides the cold weather, the 2014 AHR Expo brought to light the great advances in variable refrigerant flow and wireless technologies for HVAC contractors serving the mechanical...
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Welcome to our new AHR Expo Insider Coverage

Jan. 3, 2014
For mechanical systems engineers, facility engineers, and Design/Build contractors serving n the HVAC industry, this special page will provide you the latest information on everything...
In New York City's quest for environmentally sustainable mechanical systems, LEED buildings are just the start. Truly sustainable buildings should be the goal. Sustainability remains a major focus in the HVACR industry and this year's AHR Expo, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, adds more green to the Big Apple's quest.

Weil I'm Thinking of it: Who Knew How Green the Big Apple Is?

Jan. 3, 2014
The HVAC Industry is ready to gather in New York City for the Annual AHR Exposition event: a veritable Mecca of mechanical systems design products, equipment, and engineering ...
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How Did The HVAC Industry Do in 2013?

Dec. 3, 2013
From the fiscal cliff to the smart grid, smart buildings, and legislation, the HVAC industry has overcome obsticles, created opportunities, and set the stage for a good 2014. ...
Photo from the World Solar Challenge website
Students from around the world participated in the design, building, and racing of solar cars. These kids are the future engneers of the HVAC industry. The smat grid is how we atract them. So now it's time to get the word out.

Smart Grid Careers: Don't Forget the Mechanical Systems Engineer

Oct. 29, 2013
The smart grid, here in the U.S. and abroad, is a gant opportunity to attract young engineering students to the HVAC mechanical systems industry. It's our job to make sure...
Courtesy of IMS Research, a division of IHS, Inc.
Fault detection in 2012 represented 27 percent of the $16 million global market for building analytics, with optimization accounting for the remainder, as presented in the figure above. As the market develops and grows, fault detection will take a larger share of the market, IHS forecasts.

For the Mechanical Systems Engineer: Clean Technology is All About the Data

May 1, 2013
The "Enernet," a combination of energy technology and the Internet could be the "new information superhighway" of data that can help this country become more energy efficient...

Who Says HVACR Isn’t Cool?

March 28, 2013
Traveling to Germany a few weeks ago, Editorial Director Mike Weil attended the ISH 2013 Exposition -- a show that focused on plumbing, building, energy, air conditioning technology...

Is Building Certification Really Necessary?

March 5, 2013
Among HVAC Industry consulting-specifying engineers, facilities management teams, and building owner-operators, there is a buzz about building performance and certification. ...

Weil I'm Thinking of It ...: Steer Clear of Cliffs and Full Steam Ahead

Jan. 7, 2013
There are Federal budget “negotiations” ahead with the debt-ceiling deadlines coming up in late February, mandatory spending cuts that go into affect in March, and the need to...