The Radiant Panel Association is hosting a unique national conference and trade show this month in the Mohawk Valley.

The Radiant Panel Association is hosting a unique national conference and trade show calledREXperience this year in the Mohawk Valley. The event takes place at the Utica campus Mohawk Valley Community College, May 29-30. It will consist of product displays by more than 40 manufacturers, technical training sessions, tours of local energy technology companies, a golf outing and live auction.

In addition, two charity fund raising events are planned to both entertain attendees and benefit some worthwhile charities:
  • On Friday, May 29, at the Valley View Golf Club, the 1st Annual Radiant Panel Association Lowe Fund Golf Outing will be held. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and assistance to the next generation of radiant heating technicians.

  • On Friday evening, following the general meeting, there will be a live auction. Proceeds from the auction will be split between a local charity, Hope House, and the RPA. Since its establishment in 1992, Hope House has served over 80,000 hungry and homeless inner- city people of Utica. They are currently constructing a new building in which radiant heat will be installed.
On Saturday May 30 at 10am and 1 pm, the public is invited to attend free information sessions that will explain the technology and benefits of radiant panel heating.  Radiant panels can be combined with a wide range of conventional and renewable energy heat sources to deliver unsurpassed comfort and energy efficiency.

The history of radiant panel heating, in part, is traceable to the Mohawk Valley, specifically research conducted at Revere Copper and Brass Inc. of Rome during the 1940s. Today the technology has matured, and is used worldwide in all types of buildings.

The local RPA chapter invites the public to learn how radiant panel heating can be used in their next building or remodeling project, and meet local radiant heating professionals. Attendees can also visit the trade show and see products from more than 40 manufacturers. For more information about REXperience or to register, visitwww.rpaconference.comor contact the RPA office at 800/660-7187.