2023 Hot Water Forum & Hot Air Forum

March 7 - 9, 2023

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    DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego | San Diego, CA

    The 2023 Hot Water Forum (HWF) comes at a critical—and promising—time. The emergence of new water-heating technologies combined with the investments in building decarbonization and workforce development made by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act creates the opportunity for significant market transformation. This is a pivotal moment for the hot water industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve grid resilience, and center equity.

    In addition, ACEEE presents the inaugural Hot Air Forum (HAF), which will focus on decarbonizing space heating given the monumental federal funding opportunities. This forum will precede the HWF and include a day to discuss the crossover between space and water heating.

    Likely participants: Equipment and component manufacturers; water, gas, and electric utility professionals; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; plumbers and installers; policymakers; NGOs; engineers; consultants; and other experts.

    The schedule at a glance can be found here.


    Hot Air Forum Plenary Session

    (Tuesday, March 7, 9-10:30 AM)

    “When Decarbonizing the Air Side...Five Years from Now, Where Will We Be and Where Should We Be?”

    The inaugural plenary session of the Hot Air Forum (HAF) will kick off with Kandice Cohen of Trane Technologies. Kandice will discuss decarbonizing the air side of the space conditioning industry and ponder 5 years from now where we might be contrasted with where we should aspire to be. This session will consider the big picture and what's needed to tie together policy and programs through collaboration to set the context (and make you think a bit!) for the detailed sessions that will follow.


    Hot Air & Hot Water Forum Plenary Session

    (Wednesday, March 8, 9-10:30 AM)

    “A Vision of the Policy Future – Policies, Funding, and Approaches for Energy and Emissions from a Federal and State Perspective”