RPA to Join ACCA and IAQA at 2011 Indoor Air Expo

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and the Radiant Panel Association (RPA) have announced that the three organizations will hold their annual meetings at the same time in 2011, and share the Indoor Air Expo.

ACCA is the nationwide non-profit trade association representing the business, technical, and policy interests of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration contracting businesses. IAQA is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the exchange of indoor environmental information through education and research. RPA is a non-profit national association representing manufacturers, distributors, designers, dealers, and installers of radiant panel heating and cooling systems and components.

The 2011 Indoor Air Expo will be held February 15-17, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. At the same time, ACCA will conduct its 43rd Annual Conference, IAQA will hold its 14th Annual Meeting, and RPA will hold its Annual Conference.

According to Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA President & CEO, “The Indoor Air Expo has grown significantly since ACCA and IAQA have joined together. Adding RPA just made sense, because we are creating the biggest source of education, networking, and learning opportunities available for all of our members. We are thrilled about expanding the expo and having so many contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers in one place at one time.”

“We are thrilled to have RPA partner with IAQA and ACCA for the 2011 Indoor Air Expo in San Antonio. As our society turns to innovative and alternative sources of heating and cooling, the effect of those building systems on indoor air quality has to be factored into the equation. IAQA members will benefit by learning about radiant panel products, and RPA members will benefit by learning about indoor environmental issues. It’s a win-win-win partnership for everyone,” added Glenn Fellman, IAQA Executive Director.

Ted Lowe, RPA Executive Director, said, “RPA is enthusiastic about the new business and networking opportunities presented by our co-location with ACCA and IAQA. We anticipate that the synergies created by this unique conference will be felt throughout the HVAC industry for years to come.”

For more information about exhibiting at the 2011 Indoor Air Expo, please contact either Richard Ware at ACCA (703-824-8843; richard.ware@acca.org) or Diane Chester at IAQA (301-231- 8388; dchester@iaqa.org)

For over forty years, ACCA has served the nationwide educational, policy, and technical interests of the small businesses who design, install, and maintain indoor environmental systems. For more information, visit www.acca.org.

IAQA is a nonprofit, multi-disciplined organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. For more information, visit www.iaqa.org

The Radiant Panel Association, founded in 1994, is a national non-profit trade organization representing the radiant heating and cooling industry with educational materials, courses, and events. For more information, visit www.radiantpanelassociation.org