Heating Electrification Workshop 2022

HEW 2022
Event Date

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Join NEEP, program administrators, manufacturers, policy makers, installers, and other stakeholders for Heating Electrification 2022 October 19-20. This event will explore approaches for electrifying the heating and cooling sector while guaranteeing quality, comfort, and accessibility for occupants. We'll dig into various system applications and discuss recent advancements in air source heat pumps (ASHPs), packaged terminal heat pumps (PHTPs), variable refrigerant flow systems (VRFs), and other clean heating technologies.

This virtual event will provide a collaborative setting to foster audience interaction and workshop-type sessions. We will not forego audience interaction as we explore a variety of topics, including consumer confidence, technology advancements, equity and workforce, and policies and programs.

Turn on your camera and be ready to attend sessions with your peers. Opportunities are embedded throughout the program to chat and brainstorm with your “table”. Build and strengthen industry relationships as we discuss ideas and work on solutions to transform the heating electrification market.

Agenda

Wednesday, Oct 19

Time Sessions
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:10 p.m

Powering Programs for Equity

Over the last two years, the federal government has passed historic legislation that will drive investment in infrastructure, climate action, and energy justice, including the American Rescue Plan Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act. These funds create massive opportunity for deeper investment in building energy efficiency and electrification. This session will offer real-life examples of how traditional ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs can utilize existing and new federal funds and emerging financing tools to advance heating electrification while addressing barriers that disproportionately affect historically underserved communities

2:10 p.m.

Breakout Groups

Guided, small group work on ideas and solutions that will continue the transformation of our market. Camera recommended on.

2:45 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

SoundBites

NEEP SoundBites are short, informative, and inspiring talks on a variety of topics relating to heating electrification. Presenters are innovative leaders, researchers, and technologists who will share both challenges and solutions through fast paced, high energy talks.

3:30 p.m.

Heat Pumps and Community Commitments

Community action for building energy efficiency and emissions reductions is critical for achieving local and state goals, and many communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are leading the way. This session will look at two specific examples of community-wide commitments to fighting climate change through electrifying entire building stocks. Ithaca, NY established a bold goal and plan to become 100% decarbonized while Boston set a climate strategy to address economic, social, and racial inequities. What role do heat pumps play in these large-scale, jurisdiction-wide efforts? How do these plans serve as models for others?

4:15 p.m. Closing

 

Thursday, Oct 20

Time Sessions
1:00 p.m. Welcome Back
1:05 p.m

SoundBites

NEEP SoundBites are short, informative, and inspiring talks on a variety of topics relating to heating electrification. Presenters are innovative leaders, researchers, and technologists who will share both challenges and solutions through fast paced, high energy talks.

1:45 p.m.

Flipping the Switch: Converting Contractors to Champions

Heat pumps are an important solution in electrifying buildings, yet uptake can be slow, especially in the Northeast. In order to speed this process, HVAC and water-heating installers are a key piece of the equation, yet they are the unique exception and not close to the rule. What will motivate contractors to change their approach to heat pumps as a viable solution for all instead of just a "niche" solution? What are the ways we can motivate them to explore shifting their business models? This session will highlight key strategies for converting contractors into electrification champions.

2:45 p.m.

Breakout Groups

Guided, small group work on ideas and solutions that will continue the transformation of our market. Camera recommended on.

3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.

Aligning Incentives and Regulation

Electrifying building space and water heating at scale in an equitable manner will have to include more than just incentives. Even with robust incentives, we may likely need regulation and penalties that work with "carrots" to reach building decarbonization targets. How do performance targets, minimum standards, and other kinds of regulations work with financial incentives to encourage rapid transformation of the heating sector while centering energy equity? What are the roles for local/state/federal policy in this shift?

4:15 p.m. Closing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Government/Non-profit
$79 $39

NEEP is committed to creating events and programming that are accessible to all. To uphold our intention to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in all we do, we’ve set up a pay what you can (PWYC) option. For more information, please contact Jessica Augat (jaugat@neep.org).

The workshop will be recorded and distributed to all registered attendees.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have sponsorship packages available. For more details about partnering with NEEP on the Heating Electrification Workshop, please visit our sponsorship sheet. For additional information, please contact Industry Relations & Event Manager, Jessica Augat.

 

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