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Low Impact Laundry - Heat Pump Dryers, Front Load Washers and Hang Drying

Event Date: 08/25/2021

12:00p. m. - 1:00p. m.

Event Type: Partner Events
Event Sector: residential
Instruction Level: introductory
Location: Online
Language english
Host: Electrify Now

Join the Electrify! Coalition as part of Hang Dry Week as we focus on low-impact methods for keeping our clothes clean. Washers and dryers account for anywhere from 4-8% of the energy use in our homes and a significant amount of our water use. We will explore simple ways to make our clothes washing more efficient, better for the environment, and easier on our pocketbooks:

  • Why and how the world hang dries laundry?
  • What are heat pump dryers and how do they work?
  • The importance of front-loading High Efficiency Washers
  • Easy laundry tips to save boatloads of energy


Christopher Dymond is a Senior Product Manager for NEEA. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new Market Transformation opportunities by determining the energy and demand response potential, market barriers, opportunities to change the market, and the leverage point(s) to affect that change. His current focus on variable speed heat pumps. He has undergraduate degrees in physics and engineering physics and a master’s degree in building systems engineering and over 25 years of experience in energy efficiency and solar energy technologies.

Joe Wachunas is a program manager at the transportation nonprofit Forth. He also volunteers with Electrify Now. Since living in Italy as an exchange student, Joe has been captivated by the energy and pollution saving potential of hang drying laundry. He's written articles on the topic for CleanTechnica, been filmed hanging his underwear to dry on the local news and even appeared in the New York Times talking about how and why we should all hang dry laundry.

The Electrify! Coalition: Our coalition of non-profits, faith based groups, HVAC contractors, youth groups, builders and energy providers is dedicated to accelerate electrification through education and policy.

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