HVAC business owner, Gene Slade Jr. shares his challenges,
successes, failures, and fears that he encounters while starting his own
HVAC service company in a down economy.
Air Genie has been open for business for 16 months. The part of the
county in which I am located has had the highest foreclosure rate and
the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. most of those 16 months.
Danfoss Product Manager Mark Hegberg received the Exceptional
Service Award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and
Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) during the society’s annual
meeting June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky.
MovinCool® announced a new summer product promotion, “Buy 3 Tons
of Cooling, Get a $300 Gift Card.” Now through August 31, 2009,
customers who purchase at least three tons of cooling capacity from
MovinCool will receive a $300 prepaid gift card, redeemable wherever
major credit cards are accepted.
Autodesk, Inc., has been designated the Elite Host Sponsor of the
2009 Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo, one of the three
components of HVACR Week, which will beheld September
21 – 26 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
As Elite Host Sponsor, Autodesk will have a significant and unique role
in the EGB event, featuring an exhibit to meet face-to-face with
attendees, as well as sponsoring an hour-long presentation on
Sustainable Design and Energy Retrofits.
The addition of Autodesk as a key sponsor significantly enhances the
value of the EGB Conference & Expo and HVACR Week. Autodesk is a pioneer
in the world of computer-aided design (CAD) for architects, engineers
and contractors. Attendees will now have the opportunity to meet with
company representatives to learn more about its mechanical, electrical
and plumbing (MEP) solutions, including building information modeling
In addition, the bonus Autodesk-sponsored session will provide
invaluable education on how to use conceptual design modeling and
analysis tools to make better decisions earlier in the design process.
The session, titled “SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENERGY RETROFITS: A
COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL WORKFLOW,” will convene from 8:00 am to 9:00 am,
Thursday, September 24. Presenter Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA, an
Autodesk Industry Programs Manager with extensive experience in digital
design and BIM implementation, will outline how the collaborative
process, combined with the latest design and modeling technology, can
aid in the design of more efficient sustainable buildings.
The first-ever HVACR Week will include HVAC Comfortech, the new
Commercial HVACR Symposium and the EGB Conference & Expo. It will be a
single, comprehensive mega event covering the gamut of the HVACR
industry, from design to installation to maintenance and service.
Residential and commercial HVACR contractors will join
designing/specifying engineers to learn about the latest trends in the
industry and the best business improvement tactics. Plus, the top
manufacturers and industry suppliers will be on hand to show off their
latest products and services.
To learn more about the EGB Conference & Expo and Autodesk’s
participation, visit www.egbconference.com.
For details on the all-new Commercial HVACR Symposium (formerly the
Design-Build Seminar), visit www.hvacrsymposium.com.