NEEA’s water- and space-heating expertise takes the national stage

Join us at ACEEE's Hot Water and Hot Air Forums in San Diego, CA from March 7-9.

The Northwest will be amply represented in San Diego at ACEEE’s concurrent conferences: the Hot Water Forum and the Hot Air Forum. For months leading up to the March 7–9 event, NEEA staff have been active participants on a variety of steering committees to plan and develop a robust event program covering topics from emerging water-heating technologies and workforce development to grid resilience and federal-funding opportunities.

We hope to see you in San Diego for three days of cutting-edge discussion featuring a full lineup of NEEA speakers, panelists and moderators, including:

Debbie Driscoll, Market Transformation Manager

  • Market Transformation: Adoption and Customer Focus (March 7 at 2:15 p.m.)
  • Landscape of Current Collaborations and What’s Needed (March 7 and March 8 at 3:45 p.m.)

Christopher Dymond, Senior Product Manager

  • Keynote plenary session: When Decarbonizing the Air Side...Five Years from Now, Where Will We Be and Where Should We Be? (March 7 at 9 a.m.)
  • Strategies for Increased Heat Pump Savings (March 7 at 11 a.m.)
  • Variable Speed Heat Pump (VSHP) Equipment (March 7 at 2:15 p.m.)
  • Balancing Efficiency vs Market Adoption: The Risk of Setting the Bar too Low (March 8 at 1 p.m.)

Jason Jones, Program Manager

  • Furnace Efficiency Beyond Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE): How the Whole Box Matters and How to Change the Market (March 7 at 2:15 p.m.)

Emily Rosenbloom, Senior Program Manager

  • Market Transformation: Heat Pump Water Heater Decarbonization (March 9 at 11 a.m.)

Geoff Wickes, Senior Product Manager

  • Flexibility and Demand Response: State Water Heating Perspective (March 8 at 11 a.m.)
  • Flexibility and Demand Response: Heat Pump Water Heater Controls and Costs (March 9 at 2:15 p.m.)

Aaron Winer, Senior Program Manager

  • High Efficiency Gas Water Heating (March 8 at 2:15 p.m.)
  • Thermal Heat Pumps (March 8 at 3:45 p.m.)

Learn more about the Hot Air Forum and Hot Water Forum, including the full schedule, at

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