2017 Hot Water Forum

February 26 - 28, 2017
    Hilton Portland & Executive Towers, Portland, OR


    The ACEEE Hot Water Forum (HWF) is the premier technical conference dedicated to making water hot, distributing it with low losses, and using water with efficient fixtures and practices. Since 2008, the HWF has brought together experts and newcomers from manufacturing, distribution (plumbing), electricity, gas and water utilities, government, and the research community's opportunities to learn from each other and build momentum for market transformation. The conference emphasizes both the technical efficiency potential and the policy/program implications of service hot water technology and practices, and how people use hot water. Each year, the Forum features numerous sessions covering cutting-edge developments in these areas. Find out more about the 2017 program below.

    HWF participants meet, share ideas, and learn from each other's latest efforts on research, new water heating technologies, structured plumbing approaches, new demand-reduction devices (e.g., fixtures and water-efficient appliances), and programs for stimulating market uptake of new approaches. The HWF presentation program, developed each year by a dedicated steering committee, is complemented by ample time for networking with fellow attendees.

    Likely participants include: Equipment and component manufacturers; water, gas, and electric utilities; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; policymakers; NGOs; and consultants.

    Click here to view the detailed program and below to download the pdf presentations.







    Program Highlights
    • Innovative water heating technology
    • Grid Interactive Water Heating (GIWH)
    • Latest research and field testing on using heat pump water heaters for demand response programs
    • The future of solar thermal water heating
    • Water heating from the installer's perspective
    • Improving hot water distribution systems and controls in commercial, multifamily, and single family residential buildings
    • Modeling hot water use to improve the design and layout of systems that maximize efficiency
    • Latest program efforts to get high efficiency water heaters into homes and commercial facilities
    2017 Steering Committee
    Omar Abdelaziz 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Ben Larson 
    Grant Campbell 
    UMA Solar
    Jim Lutz 
    Hot Water Research
    George Chapman 
    Consortium for Energy Efficiency
    Alice Rosenberg 
    Consortium for Energy Efficiency
    Amin Delagah 
    Fisher-Nickel, Inc.
    Craig Selover 
    Michael Garrabrant 
    Stone Mountain Technologies
    Frank Stanonik 
    Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
    Paul Glanville 
    Gas Technology Institute
    Ed Vineyard 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Kyle Gluesenkamp 
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Larry Weingarten 
    Bill Healy 
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, US DOE
    Geoff Wickes 
    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
    Bill Hosken 
    AO Smith
    Sarah Widder 
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Gary Klein 
    Gary Klein Associates
    Christopher Perry 
    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Steve Koep 
    Vaughn Thermal Corporation
    Harvey Sachs 
    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy


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