Hydronics event attracts a full house
Modern Hydronics The Summit wrapped up to great reviews.
September 17, 2013
Modern Hydronics The Summit lived up to its billing as “the hydronics event of the year” with a rich conference program, and an array of manufacturers and suppliers on hand at its trade show. Hydronics enthusiasts from the GTA, BC AB and Saskatchewan gathered at the Mississauga Convention Centre on September 10 to hear Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning (HPAC) contributors discuss the latest hydronic design techniques, trends and opportunities. Attendees had the opportunity to mingle with speakers and approach exhibitors in a forum conducive to information gathering and networking. Following an informal lunch, John Siegenthaler of Appropriate Designs and Robert Bean of Indoor Climate Consultants Inc., opened the event with their Siggy & Bean presentation titled: 10 Trends and Opportunities for North American Hydronic Pros. Discussion points included chilled water cooling, methods of hydraulic separation, community based systems, appliances rather than piece-by-piece systems, and more. Steve Goldie of NEXT Supply also discussed opportunities in hydronics, specifically boiler retrofits in multi-family residential and greenhouses. Controls, piping and tubing layouts were the focus of Mike Miller of Uponor’s popular technical session. Another long-time HPAC contributor, Mark Evans of Viega, tackled the issue of renewables and why they will become more appealing as a hydronic pairing in the future. Siegenthaler’s keynote session: The Future of Hydronic Heating is Low Water Temperature was followed by a dinner and another opportunity for delegates and latecomers to visit the exhibits and chat with suppliers. The vertical event, which was presented by HPAC Magazine, attracted 20 exhibitors and over 200 attendees. Sessions will be available soon online. Follow us on Twitter @hpacmag.com to receive the notification.