Annual Membership Meeting & Conference
January 22 - 24, 2018 -- McCormick Pace, Chicago
The RPA is the INDUSTRY EVENT
It's a new RPA. At the Annual Membership meeting RPA leadership spoke on what the RPA is doing to foster awareness and broaden recognition and acceptance of radiant and hydronic technologies:
• Updates on Hydronics Codes & Standards
• Latest trends in industry
• Networking opportunities
At the RPA Social and Networking Event on the evening of Jan 31, the organization’s first “Lifetime Achievement Award” was presented to Johnny Hazen White Jr. of Taco Corporation management for his exceptional support of the RPA and the creation of the Building Energy Efficiency Rating system (watch video of presentation). An additional award was presented to Greg Cunniff of Taco for his diligence and work in bringing the system to reality.
Download the Membership Meeting brochure
RPA Educational Classes at AHR
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
This is the comfort industry's premier opportunity of 2017 - Don't miss the 2018 event!
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