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Annual Membership Meeting & Conference 



January 30 - February 1, 2017 -- Las Vegas Convention Center


It's a new RPA. Join us at AHR Expo for the RPA Annual Meeting to learn all that's new in radiant and hydronics.

At the Annual Membership meeting learn from RPA leadership what the RPA is doing to foster awareness and broaden recognition and acceptance of radiant and hydronic technologies:
•  Get updates on Hydronics Codes & Standards
•  Find out about latest trends in industry
•  Take advantage Networking opportunities

RPA Annual Social Event January 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Westgate Las Vegas, Ballroom D Please join us for lively conversation and the introduction of numerous organization-shaping events that have taken place, along with conversation, food and drink (2 FREE DRINKS) with the Who’s Who of the hydronics industry. RSVP by January 2, 2017 to denise.voorhees@radiantpros.org 

Download the Membership Meeting brochure

RPA Educational Classes at AHR - Click to register

Monday, January 30, 2017
8 AM to 9:45 AM     How to Sell Profitable Hydronic Radiant Systems

This panel discussion will detail successful approaches from the business side of radiant heating. Has a homeowner asked you, “Why should I buy a radiant system”? Dave Holdorf from Taco, Wes Sisco from Uponor, and Ellen Rohr will help you answer that question and more. Room N234 

10 AM to 11:45 AM     No Sweat Radiant Cooling Case Studies

Industry experts will present project profiles from various applications of radiant cooling from a variety of different climate zones. The panel will present a mix of techniques (e.g. radiant floors and air based systems) so you’ll be able to decide which is best suited for your next project. As you’ll see, these recommended techniques are based on real world applications with excellent results. Speakers: Aubrey Gewehr, Ventacity; Devin Abellon, Uponor  Room N234

1 PM - 2:45 PM     How to Specify Heating and Cooling Sources

Do you choose the heating and cooling source for your projects, or does it pick you? This panel of industry leaders will help you determine the best choice for boilers, ground source heat pumps, and air-to-water heat pumps. The best systems match the figurative engine to the drive train. This group of respected and experienced industry experts will help you find the best fit. Speakers: Jared Stearns, SpacePak; Ken Eggelston, SpacePak; Paul Rohrs, Lochinvar; Maya Kadi, Environmental Energy Corp.; Al Wallace, Environmental Energy Corp.  Room N234

3 PM - 4:30 PM     Trouble Shooting Hydronic Radiant Systems: What is in the Water?

A few good tips and tricks from seasoned heating troubleshooters can save a day of scratching your head at a job site. This panel will help save you time by sharing war stories from boiler rooms across the country. For example, many equipment warranties are also tied to water quality, and initial water quality is more important than most people think. Come and find out what you've been missing. Speakers: Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr, Caleffi; Clay Thornton, Thornton P&H; Tom Jorn, Rhomar.  Room N234 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM     Review of a Free Online HVAC System — Not Unit — Energy Consumption Tool

Under IAPMO’s administration, the Hydronics Industry Alliance - Commercial (HIA-C) Committee, consisting of multiple HVAC equipment manufacturers including four pump companies, has delivered a Better Efficiency System Tool (BEST) using Better Energy Efficiency Rating (BEER) curves.

Using the Taco Inc. Energy Analysis System Tool™ as the platform, the group has moved from unit AHRI test ratios alone to complete system ratings. BEST includes 30 predefined systems with enough agreed-upon defaults so that a design team member can compare operating and life-cycle output utilizing building specific input. The minimum information required is building size and location. Building size is used to determine loads and system configuration, and location yields relevant utility costs against bin weather data and installed system cost. As more information is defined the defaults can be changed.

Because the ASHRAE Headquarters building in Atlanta has been extensively monitored, the presentation will include a review of how BEST is better with BEER.

Speakers: Greg Cunniff, Taco; Kim Sabatino, IEC; Mark Chaffee, Chairman RPA; Mark Handzel, Xylem/Bell & Gossett; Mark Hudoba, Uponor.  Room N241

Don't miss the comfort industry's premier opportunity of 2017

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