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Congratulations to Duane Huisken SVP marketing for IAPMO as he receives the Les Nelson Achievement Award for his contributions to the HIA-C mission and his efforts in furthering the hydronics and radiant industries. Nelson was instrumental in incorporating additional hydronics code language and the new sections of geothermal into the Uniform Solar Energy Code, making Read more

IAPMO, Les Nelson Achievement Award, Duane Huisken, Hydronics, Radiant heating, plumbing, plumbing codes, code compliantCongratulations to Duane Huisken SVP marketing for IAPMO as he receives the Les Nelson Achievement Award for his contributions to the HIA-C mission and his efforts in furthering the hydronics and radiant industries.

Nelson was instrumental in incorporating additional hydronics code language and the new sections of geothermal into the Uniform Solar Energy Code, making it the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Codeit is today. He was working on projects related to the increased electrification of hydronic systems.

As the executive director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance and staff liaison to the Hydronics Industry Alliance – Commercial (HIA-C), Nelson was able to gain increased cooperation within the industry. He was skilled at keeping the teams focused in order to maintain and grow these industry segments.

Viega LLC manager Daniel Rademacher has won the PMG Leadership Award from the International Code Council (ICC) for his work in training and educating plumbing professionals around the world. Rademacher, who is the Trades Education Network (VTEN) Program Manager for Viega, was given the award at the ICC’s annual meeting Sept. 18-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa Read more

Viega LLC manager Daniel Rademacher has won the PMG Leadership Award from the International Code Council (ICC) for his work in training and educating plumbing professionals around the world.

Rademacher, who is the Trades Education Network (VTEN) Program Manager for Viega, was given the award at the ICC’s annual meeting Sept. 18-28 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The award is given each year to an individual or organization for exceptional service to the plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pool/spa (PMG) industry.

“Dan’s passion for providing relevant and engaging learning opportunities so that plumbing professionals can achieve their career goals, no matter where they are located, is unmatched,” the ICC stated.

“I’m humbled to receive this award from the ICC, an institution which has done so much to advance plumbing and promote the well-being of people around the world,” Rademacher said. “And I’m proud to be able to introduce safe plumbing practices where they are needed most.”

Rademacher directs the Viega Trades Education Network, which partners with trade schools to provide tools, lessons and training to help educate future trades professionals.

This is only the latest industry honor for Rademacher. Last year, he was elected vice president of the board of directors of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering – International. In 2019, he won a World Plumbing Council Education and Training Scholarship to travel to Rwanda for the purpose of developing and contributing further plumbing industry knowledge. Also, he was the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Industry Person of the Year in 2014.

He has 30 years of experience in the industry and is an accomplished instructor. He is certified as a plumbing/mechanical inspector and plans examiner by the IAPMO. He has extensive experience using, implementing and interpreting the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code and International Fuel Gas Code.

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been selected to serve as the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500, Non-sewered sanitation systems — Prefabricated integrated treatment units — General safety and performance requirements for design and testing.   ISO 30500 is an international standard developed by 32 Read more

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has been selected to serve as the ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500, Non-sewered sanitation systems — Prefabricated integrated treatment units — General safety and performance requirements for design and testing.
 
ISO 30500 is an international standard developed by 32 participating economies and 16 observing members where ANSI served as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for ISO PC 305. The U.S. TAG recently voted to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500 and selected IAPMO as the ASD to pursue this effort. ISO 30500 was published in early October 2018.
 
“IAPMO is delighted to have been selected to serve as the ASD to pursue the national adoption of ISO 30500,” said IAPMO Group CEO GP Russ Chaney. “IAPMO will facilitate the development of this important standard working in support of the U.S. TAG and will ensure that all materially affected interests have the opportunity to have their contribution considered. We look forward to beginning this very important effort in the coming weeks.”
 
The ISO 30500 standard specifies general safety and performance requirements for design and testing, as well as sustainability considerations, for non-sewered sanitation systems (NSSS). An NSSS, for the purposes of this document, is a prefabricated integrated treatment unit comprising frontend (toilet facility) and backend (treatment facility) components. It is applicable to sanitation systems that are either manufactured as one package or manufactured as a set of prefabricated elements designed to be assembled in one location without further fabrication or modification that influences the system function.
 
IAPMO will be generating a technical committee to be responsible for the adoption of the national standard. The technical committee will operate in accordance with ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards and the IAPMO PP-1, Policies and Procedures for Consensus Development of American National Standards. A notice seeking participation for this committee will be published soon.
 
“It is a testament to the confidence the industry has in IAPMO, which in turn strives to continue to serve the industry to protect the welfare of public,” said Hugo Aguilar, IAPMO vice president of Codes and Standards.  
 
For more than 30 years, IAPMO has developed plumbing product standards as American National Standards, initially as the Secretariat for the ANSI Z124 Technical Committee in 1984, and since 2005 independently under its own American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development procedures. IAPMO is also accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for the development of National Standards of Canada (NSC), thus holding responsibility for the development of CAN/IAPMO designated standards.
 
Founded in 1926, IAPMO is a worldwide leader in the promotion of healthy and safe plumbing and mechanical systems. IAPMO has developed industry standards for more than 30 years, with a focus on plumbing products, water efficiency, solar heating systems and components, mechanical products (including heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration system products), and products used in the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industry.
 
For more information, contact Kyle Thompson at standards@IAPMO.org.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2HiJWoLUZc A diverse group of commercial manufacturers from the United States, Mexico, and Canada — supported by IAPMO and members of the Hydronics Industry Alliance, a Committee of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) — has taken on the challenge of delivering a total commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison tool that is now available online Read more

A diverse group of commercial manufacturers from the United States, Mexico, and Canada — supported by IAPMO and members of the Hydronics Industry Alliance, a Committee of the Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) — has taken on the challenge of delivering a total commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison tool that is now available online at no charge.

The free, interactive Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST) solves a long-standing industry issue of being able to accurately compare different styles of HVAC systems, which are all tested to different standards, with various efficiency ratings (EER, IEER, SEER, COP, HSPF), as they are applied in an actual building. The BEST was created to better inform prospective builders, consulting engineers, and design-build professionals about their selection options for HVAC systems during the early design process, and to make it free, fast, and easy to understand.

The BEST uses the Building Energy Efficiency Ratio (BEER), which takes certified AHRI data, manufacturers’ published performance data at multiple performance points, as-applied correction factors, performance curves for components, pipe and duct required in a typical system, and combines them to bridge the gap between certified equipment efficiencies and real-world building system efficiencies.

For example, most direct-expansion equipment is laboratory tested at fixed points that include an 80°F room air temperature and 50 percent humidity (80 DB/67 WB). While a designer needs to know the rated performance to calculate system efficiency, BEST goes further by using the performance at actual operating temperatures (73 DB/61 WB) to develop an overall system efficiency, thereby more closely mirroring actual building operation.

Simply enter the square footage of the building, the number of stories, and the nearest city for local weather data, and then chose up to four types of HVAC systems to compare — from more than 30 pre-loaded systems. The BEST features more than 100 default input settings, including system cost per square foot (provided by more than 50 contractors around the U.S.), each of which are adjustable to model any building in any location. BEST quickly outputs estimated installation cost, replacement cost, maintenance cost, monthly energy cost, electrical and fossil fuel consumption costs, total life cycle cost, cumulative life cycle cost by year, system payback time (as compared with other modeled systems), pump and fan HP, system integrated energy efficiency ratio (IEER), coefficient of performance (COP), and more.

To download the Building Efficiency System Tool™ (BEST) for free, learn more about the Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial, and/or the Radiant Professionals Alliance, or to join this important efficiency advocacy effort, visit www.HIA-C.org and www.radiantpros.org.