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RPA Joins With ACCA and IAQA for 2011 Indoor Air Expo

October 4, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. - 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 nonprofit trade association representing the business, technical, and policy interests of HVACR contracting businesses. IAQA is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the exchange of indoor environmental information through education and research. RPA is a nonprofit 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 Feb. 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 and 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,” added Glenn Fellman, IAQA executive director. “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.”

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

Publication date: 10/04/2010