The Air Conditioning Contractors of America
announced the launch of a new Radiant & Hydronics Council within the group
to provide specific services to this segment of the HVACR industry.
“Radiant contractors have been seeking a dynamic, contractor-focused
organization for some time, and many have asked ACCA to expand an emphasis into
that sector,” said Joe Nichter
, ACCA 2011-2012 chairman.
“The RHC will provide first-class representation and services for radiant and
hydronics professionals that wish to be the best in their field.”
The changing indoor environment sector requires contractors of all kinds to
master a wide variety of technologies, including air, hydronic, solar, geothermal
and other alternative energy services. The addition of the RHC to the ACCA
umbrella is a key part of the association’s strategic plan to help its members
compete in the modern business climate.
The RHC will be guided by an Advisory Committee comprised of the nation’s
leaders in this vital industry segment. The first chairman of the RHC Advisory
Council will be Dan Foley
, president of Foley
Mechanical in Lorton, Va., a recognized leader among hydronics contractors and
a past chairman of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (formerly the Radiant
In addition to Foley, others serving on the RHC Advisory Committee are:
- John Abularrage, Advanced
Radiant Design, Stone Ridge, N.Y.
- Mark Hottel, Harvey W. Hottel Inc, Gaithersburg, Md.
- Greg Jannone, William Jannone &
Son, Bound Brook, N.J. (past chair, RPA)
- Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr, Caleffi, Milwaukee (past
- Bill Shady, P.E., Sustainable Design
and Product Management, Santa Cruz, Calif.
- John Siegenthaler, Appropriate Designs,
Holland Patent, N.Y.
- Brian Stack, Stack Heating &
Cooling, Avon, Ohio
- Dave Yates, F.W. Behler Inc., York, Pa.
The RHC’s initial scope of work includes:
The addition of a new Radiant & Hydronics educational track at
the 2012 ACCA Conference, held March 5-8 in Las Vegas;
The launch of a new monthly e-newsletter, Radiant Trends,
specifically for RHC members;
Development of a new two-day educational meeting specifically for
radiant and hydronics professionals - the Hydronics Roundtable - to be held
Fall 2012 as part of ACCA’s annual Contracting Week;
Development of a new radiant-specific section of the ACCA website,
featuring webinars, articles and resources exclusively for RHC members;
Addition of a hydronics-specific Contractor Directory on the ACCA
Inclusion of RHC input into ACCA’s broader activities in government
relations, industry advocacy, education, communications and standards
Membership in RHC will be open to all ACCA member companies; in addition to
ACCA membership dues, a nominal RHC fee of $95 per year will be charged for
participation in the council.
Details about the RHC, including information on how to join, will soon be
available on ACCA’s website at www.acca.org
For more information, contact Kimya Bailey Cajchun at firstname.lastname@example.org