The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has launched a new Radiant & Hydronics Council (RHC) within ACCA 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 first chairman of the RHC advisory council will be Dan Foley. Foley is president of Foley Mechanical in Lorton, Va., and a past chairman of the Radiant Panel Association.

“As a longtime active member of associations in both the air and radiant field, I am excited to see ACCA create this new organization,” said Foley. “It is definitely time for the many different elements of the indoor environment industry to come together under one umbrella for the betterment of all contractors. ACCA offers us an incredible opportunity to do just that. Since it is an organization of, by, and for the contractor, it gives us one strong voice in advocacy, while providing services specific to radiant professionals through the council.”