Mark Eatherton

Articles by Mark Eatherton
Grow radiant —exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces 
My first major application of a site built radiant panel heating system was at my home in the mountains.
New Year’s resolution for plumbing contractors: join The Radiant Professionals Alliance 
As an organization, The Radiant Professionals Alliance is in the “rebuild” mode. We are scrubbing all of our previously existing educational presentations and general presentation materials for rebranding under the new RPA logo, developing new online training materials and adding new course materials and instructors for these convenient online training courses, etc.
Radiant heating and cooling ceiling systems for the hydronics contractor 
This is my second column in a series of articles about radiant ceiling heating and cooling systems. My next experience with radiant ceilings was an artistic radiator that I built and installed in my home office basement. It was similar to a panel radiator, except that it was completely made of copper.
Exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces — Pt. 4 6
As I pointed out in my last article, there are many different ways to deliver radiant comfort without having to utilize the floors.
Exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces — Pt. 3 1
As I pointed out in my last article, the possibility of having a well-meaning volunteer drywall installer with a cordless screw gun and very sharp screws in hand gave the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and me some concern.
Exploring alternative radiant heating surfaces — Pt. 2 5
My first experiment with alternative radiant heating surfaces was a radiant wall project.
Welcome to the inner workings of the RPA

As I begin my new life as technical director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, hereafter referred to as the RPA, I find myself surrounded by some very professional people who all have one goal in mind. That goal, if you will, is to “Grow Radiant.” That has always been the goal of the RPA since its inception back in 1994. And although the original concepts of delivering radiant comfort were essentially hydronic based, today it includes electric panel radiation, hydronic powered radiation, and even direct and indirect gas fired radiation.

Getting acquainted with the new Radiant Professionals Alliance 1
This is the second in a series of articles on the new Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA).
Unintended consequences of retrofitting — Part 3 1
This is the last in a series of articles on the hidden consequences of water and energy retrofit considerations in mid-rise multifamily buildings.
Unintended consequences of retrofitting — Part 2 2
This is a continuation of last month’s column on the hidden consequences of water and energy retrofit considerations.
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