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  • Writer's pictureCorey Provencal


Expanded Marketplace to Showcase Total Building Solutions for HVACR Contractors, IAQ Professionals, Energy Service Providers

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) will hold their combined 2011 Indoor Air Expo in San Antonio, Texas from February 15-17.

But work has already begun on future events, and this week the three associations announced that, in 2013, they will be joined by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) as the fourth co-sponsor of a joint expo for the indoor environmental and energy services industry.

“RESNET is excited about co-locating our national RESNET Building Performance Conference with ACCA, IAQA, and RPA in 2013,” say Steve Baden, executive director of RESNET. “The co-located conferences and trade show creates a strategic partnership and gives ACCA, IAQA, RPA, and RESNET members the platform to create partnerships at the local level.”

RESNET is a not-for-profit membership corporation and national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating systems. RESNET’s mission is to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s housing stock and to qualify more families for home ownership, by expanding the national availability of mortgage financing options and home energy ratings.

“This is another step in creating the most comprehensive marketplace experience in the home and building services industry,” says Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president & CEO. “We are glad to have partners like IAQA, RPA, and now RESNET, who realize that coming together offers terrific learning and sharing opportunities for HVACR contractors, IAQ professionals, radiant professionals, and energy raters – indeed, for everyone who provides homeowners and building managers with comfort, health, and energy efficiency.”

“RESNET is a natural fit for the expo, and a great new partner for ACCA, IAQA, and RPA,” adds Glenn Fellman, executive director of IAQA. “Our members are often involved in energy audits and associated green building and home initiatives. Bringing all of our members together to share knowledge and experiences is a win-win for everyone.”

According to Ted Lowe, RPA Executive Director, “RPA looks forward to RESNET joining our collective EXPO as a natural extension of the HVAC worlds’ dedication to improving the living environment through energy efficiency. The logical integration of their standards with our contractors and systems can only lead to better options for North American buildings and their occupants.”

The 2012 expo, sponsored by ACCA, IAQA and RPA, will be held March 5-7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. RESNET will join the partnership in 2013.

•John P. Lapotaire, CIEC •Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant •Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

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