Jack Bartell of Virginia Air Distributors Honored with ACCA’s Distinguished Service Award

March 21, 2017

ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has awarded Jack Bartell of Virginia Air Distributors in Richmond, VA, with the association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Bartell is a long time ACCA member and has dedicated considerable time serving on committees that have helped ACCA develop and modify leading industry standards. A few of the committees that he has served on include: Technical Services Committee; Manual Zr (Residential Zoning) – 2012 Advisory Committee; ACCA Manual D (Residential Duct Systems) – 2014 and 2009; Manual S (Residential Equipment Selection) – 2014; ACCA Manual J (Residential Load Calculations) – 2011; and ACCA Manual Jae (Residential Load Calculations) – 2011. 

In addition to his work with ACCA's committee, Bartell has been a huge supporter of ACCA's Quality Assured accreditation programs. He developed the initial orientation class for the New Homes program and taught the first classes when the program launched. And he has helped ACCA launch its newest online training program Qtech through reviewing the programs and the workbooks that go along with them.

"Jack has been a longtime supporter of ACCA through both membership and volunteer activities," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "The association and all our members have benefited greatly from his dedication to standard development, our accreditation programs, and our education offerings. Jack is truly deserving of this honor, and we look forward to working with him for many more years in growing and improving our industry."

Bartell was honored during the IE3 Show, which is taking place this week at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. He was presented the Distinguished Service Award during the Industry Champions breakfast.

ACCA’s Distinguished Service Award is presented occasionally to an outstanding volunteer contributor to the association.


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.