Dominick Guarino, CEO, National Comfort Institute, Inc.

Dominick Guarino

Twenty-six years ago, I was privileged to write a forward-looking article for an HVAC industry publication titled, “The Comfort Revolution.” The core message was that we needed to stop focusing on equipment efficiencies alone. We needed to increase our role to delivering measured and verified comfort to home and building occupants.

Thirteen years later I expanded on this concept in a book I wrote titled, “The Comfort Revolution: Secrets of Performance-Based Contracting.” You can download it as a free E-book by going to ncilink.com/ComfortRev. The book outlines how to make delivered performance part of your company’s culture and integral to the products and services you provide your customers.

It’s very exciting to report that this Comfort Revolution — started over two decades ago — has now evolved into a High-Performance Revolution. Now there are thousands of HVAC companies focused on all four components of high performance: health, safety, comfort and energy efficiency.

As mentioned in our inaugural issue last November, this magazine is the voice of this growing group of contractors. And its voice is becoming stronger every day! High Performance HVAC Today now has more than 15,000 subscribers – and counting. It is also attracting more contributing writers including contractors, consultants, and coaches. These experts are willing to share their knowledge and expertise with our readers.

Summit 2018 – A NEW Milestone

Attendance at this year’s High-Performance HVAC Summit in Austin, Texas was proof positive of the growing movement. Now in its 15th year, NCI’s Summit hit a record number of participants this March. What’s even more exciting is Summit is becoming an industry-wide contractor conference. This was evidenced by the record number of first timers this year. More contractors are discovering high performance and are attending conferences like Summit. This is at a time when many other conferences are experiencing lower attendance.

Attendance at this year’s High-Performance HVAC Summit in Austin, TX was proof positive of this growing movement

The High-Performance Revolution is growing stronger every day, as contractors are discovering a better way to deliver high quality work to their customers, while making the profits they deserve doing it.

NCI’s Summit and this magazine have become tied at the hip. Both have the same mission: to help move HVAC contractors forward on their high-performance journey.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year’s conference, stay tuned! We’re putting together a virtual Summit where you’ll be able to view the key general sessions, listen to the breakout sessions, and access content shared by your Performance-Based Contracting peers. Look for more details here on HVACToday.com over the next few weeks.

Are you a high-performance contractor? Would you be willing to share your successes – and perhaps how you overcame failures or false-starts? We’d love to hear from you. Whether you are interested in being interviewed, or perhaps you’d like to contribute an article, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click here to send us a note or article submission request. Viva la revelución.