The last year saw major developments for hot water efficiency. DOE launched the ENERGY STAR water heating program, ARRA funding enhanced the reach of efficiency programs, and new federal efficiency standards are to be announced this Spring. Water use is drawing increased attention, and the President is promoting energy efficiency. At this critical time, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) held the 2010 Forum on Water Heating, Distribution, and Use Efficiency, at the Doubletree Hotel Ontario Airport in Ontario, California, from May 12 - May 14. This event will brought together manufacturers; water, gas, and electric utilities; government and other program and policy specialists; and other industry representatives to learn from each other and explore the potential of increasing efficiency of hot water generation, distribution, and use (fixtures and appliances), with special emphasis on the ENERGY STAR program, solar water heating, multifamily and commercial applications, and water efficiency.
The program featured short, results-oriented talks, supplemented by table-top displays and presentations in the principal networking area.