I want to thank you for being a faithful member of the RPA, and to ask you to continue your connection with those who represent all aspects of radiant and hydronics. RPA has been a strong network of manufacturers, designers, architects, suppliers and distributors, builders, contractors and installers dedicated to the professional growth and advancement of everyone in the organization; including each other. These individuals and organizations, who work tirelessly to foster the awareness of radiant and hydronics, are the RPA.

RPA is dedicated to the advancement of members; no matter the role or capacity. That’s why new member benefits are being formulated that will be uniquely beneficial to each member category. You can help steer this activity by giving us your insights and telling us your expectations of the RPA by emailing

The most significant differentiation you will notice is that now the RPA is at the forefront with IAPMO working to advocate for codes and standards that govern the design, installation, methods and materials for plumbing, mechanical and solar systems in homes and businesses. This activity alone will immeasurably benefit the industry.

We are improving upon existing benefits that have been highly valued by the members. For example, the Radiant Comfort Guide, Radiant Living Magazine and Radiant Hydronics Report (RHR) are included with your membership. These three highly praised publications are distributed as an important member benefit. Other existing benefits that will continue include training and professional development opportunities. The collection will be expanded upon because the knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of our members are growing at an increasing rate. Training for the ASSE Standard 19210 Hydronic Installer certification will be available during 2019.

There is no other place worldwide where you have the opportunity to be in immediate and constant contact with those who share a stake in the future of radiant and hydronics. I ask that you stay with us. Your involvement will ensure that the RPA will reach its full potential and therefore meet your needs.

Mark Chaffee, RPA Advisory Group and Taco Comfort Solutions