ACCA 2013, the largest annual gathering of indoor environment contracting professionals, is launching a new radiant and hydronics program. ACCA 2013 is being held Feb. 26 – March 2, 2013, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla., and will include a full educational track of Learning Labs led by top radiant contractors and hydronics experts. In addition to advanced topics for seasoned radiant veterans, the programming will also offer topics geared toward “air side” contractors seeking to expand their markets. ACCA 2013 is held in conjunction with IE3: The Indoor Environment & Energy Expo, the nation’s fastest growing marketplace for contracting suppliers.
Among the featured presenters at the ACCA 2013 Radiant & Hydronics Program Track are:
- Dan Holohan: Dan Holohan certainly needs no introduction to hydronics professionals. In his session, “Radiant Roots,” he will take you on a magical history tour of where radiant heating came from, as well as where it’s been over the years. He’ll also introduce you to some of the interesting minds behind the science and explore a bit of what went right (and wrong) and where we may be going from here.
- Dan Foley, Foley Mechanical: HVAC and hydronics are two sides of the same coin requiring different skill sets. So, how do you take these two distinct business formats and combine them? It may be easier than you think. Join leading contractor Dan Foley for “Selling the Wet and Dry Sides Together.”
- Bob Rohr, Caleffi NA: A recent poll shows nine out of 10 voters think it is important for the United States to develop and use solar. Progressive contractors should embrace this awareness. Geothermal is another popular option and can integrate nicely with combined systems. Learn the ins and outs of these systems, and position your company to be a multi-energy leader in your area, in Bob Rohr’s session, “Sun, Earth, Water & Fire.”
- Brian Stack, Stack Heating & Cooling: In his session, “Integrating Hydronics Into a Forced Air HVAC Business,” contractor Brian Stack will guide you through using boilers to provide heating not only for radiant floor but integrating hot water coils into duct systems, ease of zoning, providing domestic hot water and how this affects the overall design including money and space savings. If you’re just getting into radiant heating or want a refresher, then this is the session for you!
- John Barba, Taco: Residential customers always ask one thing when considering a new hydronics system: What’s my payback? It’s a common question but one with no easy answers. In this fact-filled and fast-paced session, “Estimating Fuel & Electrical Costs in Residential Hydronic Systems, and the REAL Value of Variable Speed Circulators,” John Barba will show you how to estimate — as accurately as possible — annual fuel costs for an upgraded system and how to compare those costs to the alternatives. You’ll also learn how to estimate electrical costs associated with operating a residential hydronic system, and the growing phenomenon of energy-saving variable-speed circulators in residential hydronics. You’ll leave knowing how the right variable speed circulator can improve overall system efficiency.
ACCA 2013 also features 35+ other Learning Labs covering a wide variety of management, marketing and leadership topics, led by some of the nation’s most profitable contracting business owners. These tracks will provide attendees a full learning experience and help improve their overall business.
ACCA 2013 also includes a number of exciting general sessions featuring top speakers — including a special “Service Leadership Day” program on March 2, led by Dennis Snow, the creator of the Disney Institute’s consulting division — and fun networking opportunities that bring contractors together to learn from each other.
Sponsored by: The Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the ACCA Radiant & Hydronics Council