ACEEE Opens Call for Abstracts for the 2023 Hot Water Forum & Hot Air Forum

2023 Hot Water Forum & Hot Air ForumThe American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) invites industry experts to submit presentation proposals for the 2023 Hot Water Forum & Hot Air Forum, which are being held March 7–9 in San Diego. The deadline is October 31, 2022.

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 create 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 is building on the success of HWF and expanding the event for the first time to include an accompanying Hot Air Forum (HAF), focused on decarbonizing space heating—including capitalizing on monumental federal funding opportunities. This forum will precede the HWF and include a day to discuss the intersection of  space and water heating.

ACEEE welcomes sessions on a variety of topics and technologies, including commercial, multifamily, residential, existing buildings, new construction, grid-integrated controls, heat pumps, dual fuel, natural gas advances, tankless, combi, and others. ACEEE looks forward to hearing from 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 2023 tracks are as follows:​​​​​

Equity and Workforce Development

  • Energy Equity and Environmental Justice
  • Workforce Advancement and Upskilling

System Design

  • System Design Strategies
  • Modeling, Simulations, and Equipment Sizing
  • Safety Considerations
Policies & Programs
  • Decarbonization and Electrification
  • Impact of Federal/State/Local Policies ​​​​​
  • Energy Codes and Equipment Standards
  • Utility Program Design

  • Water Heating
  • Space Heating
  • Intersection of Space and Water Heating

Submissions will be evaluated by steering committee members and members of the ACEEE buildings program team. Decision notifications will be sent by mid-December.

ACEEE also will be seeking ideas for new products, technologies, and systems for inclusion in the Shameless Commerce networking event at the conference; stay tuned for information about participating.

Visit the 2023 HWF & HAF webpage for continuous updates. Contact the ACEEE conferences team with questions.

If you’re interested in learning more about supporting the 2023 HAF and HWF forums through a sponsorship, please contact Charlie Herron.

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