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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, a heat exchanger that incorporates intelligent monitoring technology, a line of condensate neutralizers, an add-on for Autodesk Revit MEP, a snow and ice-melting system, a geothermal heat pump and more.