ACCA Committees Met In-Person in St. Louis
After two years, ACCA’s committees met for in-person meetings at ACCA 2022 in St. Louis, MO. Being together in person increased the energy and boosted collaboration among committee members, staff, and guests at the meetings.
All ACCA members attending ACCA 2022 were welcome to attend the committee meetings to see what it is like to be part of a committee. Here are the highlights.
The meeting started with Ryan Kletz of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Virginia Beach, VA, introducing his new co-chair, Renee Lucas of LCS Heating & Cooling LLC in Indianapolis, IN. ACCA structures its committees with co-chairs to ensure that each committee has strong leaders that can help navigate the programs and help ACCA serve its members.
The committee celebrated moving past the COVID-19 pandemic and holding its first in-person conference since 2019. They then began working on planning the ACCA Fall Meetings, taking place Sept. 12- 15, 2022 in Baltimore, and discussing the ACCA and Pearl Certification Solar Forum, taking place Nov.14 – 15, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ. The committee also began working on ACCA’s 2023 Conference and Expo taking place Apr. 2-5, 2023, in New Orleans, LA.
Member Services Committee
The meeting started with Matt Marsiglio of Flame Furnace in Warren, MI, introducing his new co-chair, Eric Knaak of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Rochester, NY.
The committee discussed what products and services ACCA can develop and provide for members that will help with the current workforce shortage. Discussion surrounding different training programs and ways to release them to members were high priority items. The workforce discussion wrapped up with an update on the new CareerPlug Platform that ACCA launched this year. There were also updates on ACCA’s benchmarking efforts and safety programs.
This committee hit the ground running, discussing the marketing of ACCA’s new Tiered Membership, and strategizing with ACCA staff on what they could do to help advocate the value of the new program with their peers.
They also reviewed the current membership levels and membership dues revenue. They celebrated that ACCA non-contractor membership is at its highest level in ACCA’s history.
The meeting wrapped up with a review of ACCA’s government relations efforts and a discussion of how to engage more members in ACCA advocacy efforts.
ACCA’s Partners Committee held an invite-only session with ACCA’s Corporate Partners. The session was facilitated by Lewis Flax of Flax Associates, an ACCA consultant.
During the meeting, attendees sat in groups and discussed how they feel about their partnerships with ACCA. Each group talked about what partnership means to them, what they like about their partnership with ACCA and their wish list for ACCA partnership in the future.
This meeting was just the start of the Partners Committee holding these types of collaborative sessions to help grow and adjust ACCA’s partnerships.
This committee got right down to business, looking at the status of ACCA’s work on standard development. An update was shared on the ongoing Manual S® update and what the schedule is for the review and update of ACCA’s other ANSI-recognized standards Manual J® and Manual D®. The Codes sub-committee also gave an update on their work with various code councils. They discussed the status of ACCA’s work with the Rocky Mountain Gas Association in Utah to review homes that builders have deemed as having issues due to their HVAC system installation, which were then used to pass legislation removing the requirement for Manual J® load calculations to be performed in the area.
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Since the conference, we have had several ACCA members step up to join committees. We want to thank the following people for answering the call to serve:
- Kane D’Amico, Alliance Heating & Air Conditioning (Partners & Events)
- Ben Kelley, CroppMetcalfe Services (Member Services)
- Paul Adams, Royal House (Membership)
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