At the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA), there’s a strong push to grow the hydronic and radiant market. And one of the forces behind that push is Mark Eatherton, RPA’s new executive director.
“My primary focus with the RPA is to grow hydronics and radiant, be it heating or cooling,” Eatherton said. “The percentage of the market currently held by hydronics is conservatively estimated to be around 11 percent on a residential basis and about 30 percent on a commercial basis. My job is to change all of that and move the needle more in our favor.”
And moving the needle, he explained, begins with education. That means educating not just contractors, but also architects, engineers, consumers, and government agencies.