With last month’s publication, Engineered Systems magazine and I completed the 25th year of publishing this column. When I was first asked to write this column, the title Energy Engineering had already been established by another columnist whose name escapes me after all these years. In 1995, we changed the title to Today’s Engineer to reflect the diversity of HVAC topics covered in the magazine since I was writing about HVAC beyond just energy engineering. At the start of 1999, the column title changed again to Tomorrow’s Engineer as the magazine strived to address the future of the HVAC industry, as well as to raise awareness to current issues, concerns, professional development, and new technology.
In 2008, we changed the title again to the current Tomorrow’s Environment column as we continued to expand the list of topics of discussion including “what if” to challenge the building industries consultants, technicians, contractors, and all those other people who make up the HVAC business.