MOKENA, ILL. — Tom Meyer, director of technical programs at the National Environmental Balancing Bureau, has been named to the board of directors of the Radiant Professionals Alliance and will chair the organization’s Codes and Standards Committee. First up on the committee’s agenda is creation of an ANSI-accredited Solar Energy and Hydronics Code. When implemented, the code will help expand national, regional and international markets; help reduce costs and the time to market for products and services; and will allow code users to achieve a competitive advantage over those who do not follow the code. It also will serve as a basis for education and certification programs. 

In creating this code, the RPA will partner with the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, publishers of the Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code and other codes and standards. The two organizations have already agreed to the development of the code, and action items are being planned. One of the first steps is to obtain the participation of everyone who desires to assist in the creation.

“This will be a true consensus code, where everyone has a voice and a vote,” said Meyer. “Anyone who desires to participate in the creation of this document, which is important to the future of the industry and businesses, needs to contact the RPA.”

The RPA is made up of a network of professional and dedicated contractors, manufacturers, designers, suppliers, and distributors who desire to advance the understanding and acceptance of all types of hydronics and radiant heating & cooling.

Meyer said he looks forward to helping move the industry forward as a board member of the RPA and will seek to assure that the goals and objectives of the RPA organization will be accomplished to meet the needs of the members and industry.

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