SEPTEMBER 2017 RPA NEWS
IAPMO Technical Committee Meetings Second Step Toward Development of 2018 Uniform Solar/Hydronic and Swimming Pool Codes
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Oct. 24-25 will host Technical Committee Meetings toward the ANSI-accredited consensus development of the 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC).
The technical committees, consisting of a broad coalition of industry experts — installers, inspection officials, contractors, engineers, and manufacturers — will consider public comments to amend the USEHC and USPSHTC in advance of the release of the 2018 editions.
The USPSHTC Technical Committee will meet via teleconference on Oct. 24 and consider the review of reference standards used in the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry.
The USPSHTC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of both public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs to ensure the safety of their operation.
The USEHC Technical Committee will consider solar, hydronics, and geothermal topics on Oct. 25 during its meeting at IAPMO World Headquarters West in Ontario, Calif., such as:
The USEHC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of solar energy and hydronics systems as a means of promoting the public's health, safety, and welfare.
For questions about the USPSHTC or USEHC, contact Enrique Gonzalez by phone at (909) 230-5535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trade Commission Votes In Favor Of Suniva And SolarWorld
Despite a strong opposition campaign, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) handed co-petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld Americas a victory in their controversial Section 201 trade case on Friday.
All four designated commissioners voted affirmatively that crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules have been imported into the U.S. in such quantities that it caused, or threatened to cause, serious injury to the domestic CSPV manufacturing industry. The unanimous decision moves the ITC’s global safeguard investigation from the injury phase to the remedy phase, and the commission will ultimately make a remedy recommendation to President Donald Trump. If the ITC had voted against the petition, the case would have ended. Now, Trump will have the final say.
RPA at AHR EXPO in Chicago – January 22 -24, 2018
The 2018 AHR Expo is nearing, and the RPA has space for a number of educational offerings from exhibiting members. RPA's Education Track at the 2017 AHR Expo earlier this year drew a record 337 attendees on a variety of radiant and hydronic-related topics. Next year's event, to be held at Chicago's McCormick Place, promises to be equally well-attended. Please contact Les Nelson at (909) 218-8112 if you will be exhibiting and have an educational track topic.
RPA Education Track
During next year’s AHR EXPO in Chicago, the RPA will again be sponsoring an education track through the kind contributions of several members. Four sessions are currently scheduled, although more may be added:
Design and Installation of Hydronic Snow and Ice Melting Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency – Lance MacNevin P.E., Plastics Pipe Institute
Are There Radiant-heated Windows in your Future, and What Effect will it have on the Overall Design of the Supporting Physical Plant? – Mark Eatherton, Chairman, Radiant Professionals Alliance Technical Committee
Radiant Cooling in the Windy City – Max Rohr, Academy Manager, REHAU
Introducing BEST, the Building Efficiency System Tool™ – Greg Cunniff, P.E., Taco Inc.
Radiant Living Magazine Digital Edition
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BOMA Magazine - September/October Digital Edition
The BOMA Magazine September/October digital issue is available. Click here to view the magazine: digital.boma.org/2017/September_October/
IAPMO/ASSE/ANSI 19210 Hydronic Installer Training and Certification
Register for an upcoming ASSE Standard 19210 Training and Certification class. RPA training to this standard shows that your knowledge of industry best practices, state of the art installation techniques, and compliance with applicable codes and standards has been tested and certified – helping you stand out in a competitive market.
Take your skills to the next level and demonstrate your knowledge to your customers!
NABCEP Adds Solar Heating System Inspector and PV System Inspector Certifications to its Industry-Leading Programs
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) announced the addition of Solar Heating System Inspector (SHSI) and Photovoltaic System Inspector (PVSI) Certifications to its industry-leading programs. Unlike many of NABCEP's other certifications, there are no specific pre-requisites for taking a NABCEP PV or Solar Heating System Inspector Exam, and the test can be taken online from anywhere that has a stable internet connection.
Inspectors play a critical role in ensuring quality renewable energy installations. These new credentials are meant to provide a mechanism for inspection professionals to demonstrate their knowledge of PV and Solar Heating systems.
NABCEP PV and Solar Heating System Inspector certifications are intended for individuals performing system inspections for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ's), utilities, incentive programs, investors, and others involved in quality assurance and code compliance of PV and Solar Heating system installations.
Service World Expo
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