ACEEE Opens Call for Presentations for the 2022 Hot Water Forum

ACEEE’s 14th annual Hot Water Forum will be held in a hybrid environment with virtual and in-person attendance options at the Crowne Plaza Midtown Atlanta on March 21–23, 2022. It comes at a critical—and promising—time. The emergence of new water heating technologies and the Biden administration’s emphasis on workforce development and building decarbonization are driving fresh opportunities for the hot water industry to meet challenges of greenhouse gas reduction, grid resilience, and equity.

ACEEE is accepting  submissions 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; and consultants. Submissions should be no more than 200 words and cover up to two of the following categories:

Equity and Workforce Development

  • Developing training and curriculums
  • Plumber and installer perspectives
  • Promoting supplier diversity
  • Reaching environmental justice communities
  • Workforce advancement and upskilling

Policies

  • Decarbonization and electrification
  • Energy codes and equipment standards
  • Impact of new federal policies
  • International perspectives
  • Plumbing codes and enforcement
  • State and regional policies
  • Utility program design

System Design

  • Designing for resilience
  • Legionella and pathogens
  • Modeling and simulations
  • Plumbing system design strategies

Technologies

  • Commercial water heating systems
  • Dual fuel technologies
  • Grid-connected water heating
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Natural gas advances
  • Tankless and combi systems

The deadline for presentations is October 22, 2021. Submit a presentation here.

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