2020 Hot Water Forum VIRTUAL

July 21 – 29, 2020

Hot Water Forum is Going Virtual!

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Hot Water Forum will now be held virtually over four days (July 21-22, 28-29).

Forum Overview

Explore the smartest, most cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency of hot water systems, the second largest energy user in the home. In addition, learn about the intersection between hot water systems and important issues like equity and decarbonization.

At this unique virtual event, with 16 breakout sessions on new programs and ideas, you will hear from industry leaders and fellow professionals in a welcoming community that is passionate about hot water issues in the latest technology, system design, sectors, and programs and policies.

Join us for the only conference that deals exclusively with hot water systems.

This virtual event offers:

  • Sessions on multifamily hot water systems, grid-connected water heating, and optimal plumbing system design
  • Presentations exploring how hot water systems fit into city-level policies for greenhouse gas reductions and building electrification
  • Example utility programs that promote energy-efficient water heating technologies
  • Networking opportunities with top experts in the hot water industry

Likely participants

Equipment and component manufacturers; water, gas, and electric utilities; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; plumbers and installers; policymakers; NGOs; engineers, and consultants.

Click here to see a list of the organizations that participated in 2019.

Take a look at this short recap of HWF 2019's opening plenary.


Register now for the virtual event. If you were registered for the in-person event, that registration will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

All registered attendees will have access to all sessions on demand for a year following the forum. 

Register Now

View the current schedule for the virtual event.

Schedule at a Glance

















If you were registered for the in-person event, that registration will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. 

Plenary Panel

Plenary Panel: Making Efficient Water Accessible for Everyone

The panelists will approach this subject with three different perspectives: a city policy and planning expert, a low-income utility program administrator, and a plumbing and contracting business owner.








Charles E. "Chip" Greene, President, Greene & Associates, Inc.

Matt Cox, CEO & Founder, Greenlink Analytics

Shameless Commerce

Back by popular demand, Shameless Commerce returns and will be packed with rapid-fire presentations on new products and services.

Shameless Commerce is an opportunity for companies to present a short (2.5 minute) infomercial on their latest and greatest. Audience participation will judge the best pitch.

Space is limited to 20 participants, and you must be registered for the conference to present. To sign up, please email Hannah Bastian with your pitch and contact information by July 6, 2020.

Steering Committee


Sponsorship Opportunities

For information or questions on sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Hot Water Forum, please contact Chris Perry or Charlie Herron.

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