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Annual Membership Meeting & Conference 



Save the dates, January 25-27, 2016 -- Orlando, FL (More info to follow; below are the events that took place in January, 2015)


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, on January 26, 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
•  Check out the System Showcase Awards
•  Take advantage Networking opportunities

Click here to register for the meeting

Download of Welcome Reception Invitation will be available soon

Download the Membership Meeting Program

Special education track presentations by Robert Bean, Max Rohr, Dave Yates, Tom Lane and Mark Eatherton

Monday, January 26, 2015
8 AM to 10 AM     Code Overview and Update

This will be an overview of the new Uniform Solar Energy Hydronics Code as presented by Randy Knapp, chairman of our Codes and Standards committee.  Come and see how this is going to impact our industry from the position of a designer/installers perspective.

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM     Commercial Cooling with Water – Radiant Cooling and Chilled-Beam "Compressor-less Cooling"

One of our progressive tubing manufacturers will make this presentation. Radiant cooling has shown some excellent energy savings potentials, and can actually deliver a greater feeling of comfort over conventional air based only systems. Come and sit in and see how radiant cooling has been proven commercially over the last 20 years.

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     The Path to Net Zero through Hydronics

One of our major tubing extruders or other equipment manufacturers will address this topic. This class will address the construction of these newer Super Insulated Passive style homes, and demonstrate the fact that hydronics can effectively be used in the heating and cooling and DHW production of these low energy use homes. Hydronics is completely compatible with any and all energy/comfort technologies currently known to mankind. Come and learn how to take advantage of these proven abilities to deliver excellent comfort with minimal energy consumption.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
8 AM to 10 AM     System Comfort Efficiency – Energy Consumption

This class will discuss the interface of energy savings and increases in comfort, and the economics associated with these two critical details. The course will be taught by a seasoned veteran with many years of experience in justifying the installed costs of a given system. 

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM     Tips on Selling Radiant to Homeowners

This course will be a team effort between Max Rohr. Our Education Chairman and John Barba of Taco, Inc. This class will teach the typical contractor how to sell even when his price is higher than his competition.

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Integrating with Home Automation Systems – Hydronics in a Connected World
This will be an  open panel discussion forum, Town Hall type of meeting, whereby we invite numerous internet based control companies to discuss what options are available to contractors and end users these days. The ability to control multiple loads from a single source, and have the ability to monitor, data log and manipulate system parameters remotely is here today. If you are not a part of this revolution, you need to be. Come and see the state of the art offerings from experienced internet/PC based control companies.
All sessions are planned to run around 2 hours in length (1.5 hours presentation, 15 minutes Q&A, 15 minutes class transition time.).

Don't miss the comfort industry's premier opportunity of 2015 

Grow Radiant - Know Radiant