DECEMBER 2019 RPA NEWS
AHR Expo 2020 Education Sessions
The Radiant Professionals Alliance is joining the AHR 2020 EXPO in Orlando, FL, February 3-5, 2020 and will host a radiant/hydronics education track. Below is a list of classes being offered - be sure to attend!
Key Factors for a Successful Snowmelt Design
Comfort, Health, and Energy Efficiency with Low Mass Radiant Panels and Active Chilled Beams
Radiant Heating Do's and Don'ts
Separation Anxiety in The Hydronic World
Advantages of Hydraulic Separators in Design, Installation, and Performance
The BEST Way to Compare HVAC Systems in the Early Project Design Phase
Significant Concerns: AHRI/ANSI Standard 1230 Performance Rating of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Multi-Split Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment
The linked white paper below addresses Hydronics Industry Alliance – Commercial (HIA-C) concerns about the AHRI/ANSI Standard 1230 provisions that will be proposed for public comment. The HIA-C produced this document to address several specific issues regarding the revised standard, in particular the provisions having to do with dehumidification. In general, however, we are concerned that certain HVAC equipment efficiency ratings generated through AHRI/ANSI Standard 1230 test procedures appear to significantly exceed actual in-the-field operating efficiencies based on a variety of monitored tests. Although proposed revisions partially address some issues, the HIA-C remains unconvinced that the Standard will produce ratings allowing for accurate comparisons of VRF HVAC technologies with other HVAC system types.
RPA Attends CONNECT 2019
Over 900 registered attendess descended on the Indiana Convention Center October 2-4 for PHCC's CONNECT 2019.
The RPA was in attendance and hosted a radiant/hydronics education track. There were more than 50 education events in all. Special events included a tour of The Dallara IndyCar Factory and the Delta Faucet Design Center tour.
There were many members exhibiting at the Product and Technology Showcase - below are a few.
More information about the event: https://www.contractormag.com/industry-event-news/article/20884241/indy-hosts-phcc-connect-2019?NL=CONT-02&Issue=CONT-02_20191009_CONT-
Still Time to Register: RPA Training to ASSE 19210
RPA training to ASSE 19210 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.
During this 24-hour program, you will be provided with the necessary training and examination for certification as a Hydronic Heating and Cooling System Installer. During the training portion of the program, participants learn about hydronic heating and cooling systems – starting with concepts and definitions, and moving into system components and their proper installation, radiant systems, code requirements, system commissioning, documentation and more.
Hydronics Industry Alliance H2O Accepted Website Goes Live
The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) and the Hydronics Industry Alliance – Commercial (HIA-C), a committee of the RPA, announced today that the H2O Accepted website is now live at www.h2oaccepted.org.
H2O Accepted is a new initiative of the HIA-C, designed to showcase the advantages of water-based (hydronic) commercial building space heating and cooling technologies. No other method of heating or cooling a building offers as many choices to control first cost, or offers the same ease of maintenance that hydronic systems can provide. This is due in large part to the wide variety of hydronic system “types” and components that can be utilized in a water-based HVAC system. These many different methods of delivery range from radiators and fan coil units to radiant (in-floor, in-wall, in-ceiling) and chilled beams (for cooling applications). And unlike some other HVAC system types, hydronic system components are interchangeable and available from numerous U.S.-based manufacturers.
A significant percentage of all new “net zero” commercial buildings are utilizing radiant technologies due to their operational cost-effectiveness and comparatively low first cost. In addition, hydronic-based space conditioning systems can be configured to eliminate any on-site combustion of fossil fuels, making them an excellent choice for locations where new fossil fuel-based heating and cooling utility connections are increasingly becoming prohibited at the local jurisdictional level, in an effort to “electrify everything.”
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