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The RPA has gone

Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Member Posts: 3,017
I was somewhat surprised, (but not shocked) that the RPA has apparently shut down. I'm more surprised that there was no official announcement or bulletin. This leaves the hydronic industry without a trade association.

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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,934
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  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,582
    Really???

    I knew they were merging with the HIA... Could this be the case?



    Losing them completely would be a travesty.



    No announcements?



    Any board members care to comment?



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • heatboyheatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    I just heard today.....

    ...that the RPA is gone.  I spoke with Wheels last week and he hasn't heard a thing. 
    heatboy



    The Radiant Whisperer





    "The laws of physics will outweigh the laws of ecomomics every time."
  • Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Member Posts: 3,017
    Not much interest....

    Doesn't seem to be much interest in either what happened or if the organization has any kind of a future by being"adopted" by another trade group. Maybe it's just a sign of the times.
  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,934
    What happened?

    What did happen?
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  • hot rodhot rod Member Posts: 7,014
    RGST

    Radiant Geo Solar Team "how low can U go"



    We need the air folks on board, from the get/ go, IAQ cannot be ignored

    GEO is a way to involve them

    Solar should be required on all new homes or residences, solar thermal is a proven tech. We heat with temperatures below 120F is the motto.



    We need a jingle along the lines of the



    Anaheim, Azusa, Cucamonga, sewing circle book review and timing association

    "Jan & Dean"



    Barba can be in charge of that.



    The next generation gets it!



    Consider the Solar Decathlon going on in Washington. Students build smart, efficient homes knowing COMFORT and operating cost are the key. They incorporate solar, air movement and conditioning. They embrace earth loops or pond, as a large solar storage source.



    They are showing us the homes they want to live in and own! We are the purveyors of the systems they are asking for.



    hr
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,582
    Upward and onward...

    For whatever reasons, looks like it is a reality.



    Hopefully the new org will learn from previous experience moving forward.



    Whatever comes out of this, I stand ready to help in the education department. Still a LOT of need for education out in the field. I see things daily that make the hair stand up on the back of my neck being done by installers who know no better. (non oxygen barrier tube with ferrous components, etc).



    I look forward to whatever happens.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Moderator Posts: 11,877
    I'm wondering.

    Is Ted Lowe okay? 
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  • Paul PolletsPaul Pollets Member Posts: 3,017
    Ted

    He's working at a supply house in Utica.
  • Dan HolohanDan Holohan Moderator Posts: 11,877
    Good.

    Thanks, Paul. We have enough people out of work right now. 
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  • HDEHDE Member Posts: 220
    Ouch

    Hurts having authorized the payment of our membership dues and not even getting a notice?

    Makes you wonder why join anything
  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,582
    Sounds like the patient is still alive....

    Just got an email that the RPA is trying to merge with IAPMO.

    More to follow. ..



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,934
    IAPMO?

    Would rather have seen a takeover by a smaller organization,OESP for example. What incentive does IAPMO have to promote radiant?
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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,934
    IAPMO?

    Would rather have seen a takeover by a smaller organization,OESP for example. What incentive does IAPMO have to promote radiant?
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  • DevanDevan Member Posts: 138
    ACCA

    Also another email I received today , ACCA (Air conditioning Contractors Assoc.) is adding a Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC) within the organization .

    The first chairman will be Dan Foley, also Sigenthaler, Dave Yates, and Bob Hot Rod Rohr and other contractors will be on an advisory committee.



    Which should be a more contractor focused association for the hydronics/radiant industry.



    I will miss the RPA, I've been "away" from the RPA for over a year sorry I did not get to see Ted Lowe once again .
  • The best news

    Radiant hydronic heating, hydronics in general, electric radiant, and hybrid blends without limits will now be promoted by two diverse organizations with the resources to properly promote the comfort and energy-conservation benefits. I see this as a win/win for everyone.
  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,582
    edited October 2011
    Nice Cache :-)

    I look forward to the details. If Siggy's in favor of it, I'm in favor of it.



    Ready willing and able to help wherever I can.



    ME



    PS, I should have said if YOU GUYS (not just Siggy) are in favor of it, I am in favor of it... Didn't want to take away from the breadth and depth of the brain power on the advisors group...



    Thanks



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • HDEHDE Member Posts: 220
    That makes more sense

    And the best part------an excuse to go to Vegas again!
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