Talbot Gee

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The Strategic Value of Professional Development & Training
Professional development, education or training? Regardless of the title, it is something HARDI has prided itself on for years and considered a primary
What's More Important, Sell-In or Sell-Through?
This is how JP Morgan Equity Research distinguishes between AHRI Unitary Shipment reports and HARDI's Monthly Sales TRENDS Reports. Shipments are while
Strong Arguments Crash into Fiscal Reality
Whew. A total of 161 meetings in about eight hours. Sounds like a speed dating event at an A.D.D. conference, doesn't it? HARDI members held 161 meetings
Building a Strong Case for Success
When I first saw the outline for the State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, I thought "retail white goods," and largely put the program out of mind.
2010 Priority No. 1: Extending the HVACR Residential Tax Credits
Talk about going from a luxury to a necessity. That's exactly what has happened with the expansion of the residential tax credits last February by the
The Tone Deaf House of Representatives
Our U.S. House of Representatives had the audacity to pass a massive, game-changing healthcare reform bill that most of America doesn't want, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.
What Does HARDI Have to Do with Health Care Reform?
In August, HARDI announced its opposition to HR 3200, America's Affordable Health care Choices Act, the 1,000+-page House health care reform bill. HARDI distributed a survey to our distributor member companies that returned extremely clear and overwhelming messages on health care reform.
Weatherization, State Energy Efficiency and Utility Funding Could be Our Best Stimulus
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), or stimulus bill, raised the bar of energy efficiency incentive funding to unprecedented levels. I
Efficiency and Emissions Are Inexorably Linked
The deadline for this column was the day after HARDI's second Congressional Fly-In was completed. HARDI members who did not attend should be sure to thank
Turning Political Action into Business Action
From the new-look federal regulatory agencies to the newly aggressive Congress to the everything's-going-to-be-new Administration, there can be no doubt
Four Sneak Peeks into 2009
New Energy & Commerce Chair Ensures Busy Year for HVACR California Congressman Henry Waxman unseated long-time Chairman John Dingell of Michigan to become
A Potentially Pivotal 2009
The new Congress takes office Jan. 3 and begins its legislative work a couple of weeks later. This will be the 111th Congress and will feature some new
The Ripple Effect of Presidential Elections
The United States is less than a month away from electing a new President. You can't help but hear about all of the political implications of either potential
Local Actions with Bigger Implications
Building codes, emission reductions, equipment standards and tax policy are all issues we're not surprised to be debating at the federal level these days;
Building and Flexing: Political Muscle
HARDI completed its first Congressional Fly-In in early May with 60 HARDI members joined by more than a dozen ACCA members to hold more than 100 meetings
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