While IoT products can improve
the convenience, performance, and connectivity of equipment, increased device
integration also presents unforeseen political challenges and threats to both
corporate and individual information security. Balancing convenience, security,
and privacy is a delicate task, but one that we all need to consider, both for
our companies and for our customers. This Summit will provide all the
information you need in one action-packed agenda and feature speakers from:
- The Consortium for Energy
Efficiency - The Electric
Power Research Institute
- State and Federal
Legislators - The
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
- Standards Development
Experts - Regulatory
- HVACR Manufacturers - ENERGY
- Controls Manufacturers - Regional
- Northeast Energy Efficiency
Partnerships - The DOE Office of
and Emergency Response
Register to learn about the
impact of emerging IoT technologies on the way we live and work, and the new
laws and regulations that require cybersecurity protections for connected
equipment. AHRI invites you to network and collaborate with thought leaders as
we determine ways the association can engage more effectively with efficiency advocates,
utilities, regulators, and legislatures to navigate the changing HVACR landscape.
will incur a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $100
fee, if AHRI receives cancellation notice via email by December 18. After December 18, no refunds will be given; however, attendee substitutions will be allowed.
– 5:00 PM Registration
– 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Panel
Discussion #1 | Connected Equipment: Why Do We Care?
AM – 10:15 AM Refreshment Break
AM – 11:00 AM Panel Discussion #2 | Demand Response: Technology for a
- State and local governments,
utilities, and environmental advocates are pushing for technologies and
policies to deepen the market penetration of grid-responsive appliances. In
this plenary session, speakers will discuss the trends, technology, and
policies driving a connected grid.
AM – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion #3 | Cybersecurity Policy for a Resilient
- The threat of cyberattacks
continues to increase with the adoption of internet connected HVACR equipment.
Legislators and policymakers will examine the role of manufacturers in securing
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
with Keynote Speaker | Topic: Federal Actions/National Threats
- Hackers present more than a threat to consumers –
cybersecurity is an issue of national security. Learn how the threat of foreign
interference is driving national cybersecurity policy.
PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Session
#1 | Air Conditioning Standards and Specs for Demand Response: What's Next?
- AHRI developed Standard
1380, the first demand response specification of its kind in the HVACR
industry. This panel will address how certification to Standard 1380 can be
implemented and leveraged.
PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Session #2
| The Grid in Hot Water: Specs
& Standards for Connected Water Heaters
in grid-responsive water heaters is growing rapidly. Speakers from utilities,
NGOs, and government entities are invited to speak about the specifications,
standards, and policies designed to drive market adoption of grid-connected
PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Session #3 | Leading the Way to HVACR Cybersecurity Standards
- California, Oregon, the EU
and others have taken aggressive steps to ensure cybersecurity for connected
appliances. This panel will review the regulatory landscape and discuss the
advantages of developing an industry standard for HVACR equipment.
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Session #4 | The
Connected Home: Is Alexa your Friend?
- The EPA and NGOs are
developing specifications for the connected home. Data collected from home
management systems presents a wealth of information for utilities, but at what
cost? Learn about how data collection through smart home products will impact
the HVACR and water heating industry and how AHRI members can prepare for the
influx of new entrants controlling HVACR devices.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking
Thursday, January 23rd:
- 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
AM – 9:45 AM Decision
Making Session – Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy Discussion
- “If industry groups don’t
proactively set the goal of helping in the development of cybersecurity
liability standards, the Washington D.C. policy makers who consider this a
national security issue will intervene and set the standards for them.” – Judge Michael Chertoff, Sec.
of Homeland Security (2005 – 2009)
- Members will discuss
whether and how the industry can develop a cybersecurity standard for HVACR
AM – 12:00 PM Decision
Making Session – Internet of Things Policy and Strategy Discussion
- Members will discuss and
provide direction to the association on these pressing questions:
can the industry best position itself for a connected future?
can AHRI help its members meet the challenges and capitalize on the
opportunities presented by connected equipment?
there standards, certification programs, and or policy positions that need to
contact Lauren Miller at 703-600-0354 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any registration questions.