Formed only five months ago, the ACCA Radiant & Hydronics Council (RHC) has attained a membership of more than 500 contracting businesses, making it the largest hydronics contracting organization in the country. The RHC is a division of ACCA, the nation’s leading association of indoor environment and energy service professionals.
The RHC is the first ACCA Council representing a specific market segment within the industry. As a “group within a group,” the RHC is led by a group of volunteer leaders and provides special benefits and resources for its member companies. Companies must be ACCA members to participate in the RHC.
“The hydronics market segment was in need of, and ready for, a strong contractor-led organization to meet our unique needs,” said Dan Foley, of Foley Mechanical and RHC Advisory Committee Chairman. “ACCA’s background working for and with contractors to build a better, more professional industry made them the right organization to facilitate the RHC. It’s evident that the RHC will continue to grow and flourish under the ACCA umbrella.”
“We are extremely pleased with the number of contractors we have on board with the RHC,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “We knew there was a need for a contractor-led organization that was focused on hydronics when we started the RHC, and the response we’ve seen shows us that we were on the right track. Led by a dedicated and knowledgeable group of hydronics contractors, the RHC is just getting started, with new training materials, products and events underway for 2012.”
The Hydronics Roundtable, a new two-day conference aimed at hydronics professionals and sponsored by the RHC, will be held October 9 & 10 in Austin, Texas. The conference will feature a variety of learning labs led by leading hydronics contractors.