Together We Reach Where Individually We Cannot

Together we can make substantial strides in growing the industry. 

Mission / Purpose

The HIA is an alliance of hydronic equipment manufacturers and partners operating in North America.

The HIA mission is to promote greater acceptance and use of hydronic equipment and systems for heating and cooling in commercial buildings.

Operating under the principle that water is the most efficient and greenest energy transfer medium on the planet, the Alliance serves as a resource within the HVAC and service water heating industry.

The HIA conducts a comprehensive communications outreach program comprised of education and advocacy efforts for greater use of hydronics.


Real Benefits Targeted at Each Audience

Focused industry message

A resource for design teams

  • Tools and collateral developed to aid in getting us a seat at the table early in the design process
  • Award winning BEST™ software

Leverage manufacturers’ salesforces

  • PowerPoints and training materials
  • Consistent industry messaging about the benefits and unique design opportunities of hydronic-based system designs
  • Zero net energy and LEED buildings as prime targets

Focused on bringing transparency to the VRF industry

  • as an industry platform
  • DOE, codes and standards advocacy


Targeted to decision makers

Credible 3rd party website

  • Compelling and consistent messaging on the benefits of hydronics
  • Downloadable articles, white papers and case studies
  • Free building efficiency software
  • Listing of all HIA members
  • Resource hub for commercial building design teams

Networking with industry associations

  • Safety: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Indoor Air Quality: American Lung Association
  • Codes and Standards: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • Energy Efficiency: DOE ISO Standard 1230 rewrite task group

BEST™ software: early-stage building energy modeling and budgeting tool

  • Key to demonstrating hydronics system value to all audience groups
  • Fast, easy, powerful and free
  • Conforms to ASHRAE 209 recommendations

Protect & Grow Market Segment

  • Leveling the playing field by bringing to light the misleading information of VRF system manufacturers
  • Providing marketing and promotional tools outlining the benefits of commercial hydronic systems


"When it comes to moving BTUs around a building, nothing beats hydronics. Although we have a better story, the world is not beating a path to our door. Only through a united industry marketing campaign can we grow our share of the commercial HVAC market.

Join the effort to save our market before we wonder where it went."

 MARK CHAFFEE, Taco, HIA-C Founding Member

Join today!