2018 ACEEE Hot Water Forum

2018 ACEEE Hot Water Forum

Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, OR
March 20, 2018 to March 22, 2018

Overview | Call for Topics | Registration | Accommodations | Past Hot Water Forums


  • Registration to open in December.

Hot Water Forum Overview

ACEEE’s Hot Water Forum is the only technical conference about efficiently making, distributing, and using hot water, regardless of its source. Since 2008, the Hot Water Forum has brought together experts and novices from manufacturing, distribution (plumbing), electricity, gas and water utilities, government, and the research community to learn from each other and build momentum for market transformation. The Forum features two full days of sessions presented by experts in the field on cutting-edge development in these areas.

Participants will have the opportunity to 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 program, developed each year by a dedicated steering committee, is complemented by ample time for networking with fellow attendees.

What's in store for 2018:

  • Enhanced hands-on demonstration day before the conference
  • Special reception to meet with local plumbers and installers
  • New breakout sessions on regulatory changes, smart controls, and workforce training

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; plumbers and installers; policymakers; NGOs; and consultants.

Call for Topics

The submission period for the Call for Topics is now closed. If your topic is selected or the committee would like further information, they will reach out to you directly. Please contact aceeeconf@aceee.org with any questions.


Registration to open in mid-December.


Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR

All conference program activities located at the Hilton Portland Downtown. Accommodations are available at the Hilton Portland Downtown at the group rate of $199 per night single/double through February 27, 2018. We encourage you to make your reservations early to take advantage of discounted prices and availability.