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MEEA Member Wins Prestigious DOE Award

MEEA is proud to announce that Green Energy Improvement, a MEEA Member and Participating Contractor with the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, has been recognized with a Housing Innovation Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The winners were announced on September 25 at the Excellence in Building Conference put on by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the DOE, the awards “recognize leaders from a number of Building Technologies Office residential programs including the DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, and Building America Top Innovations.”

Working in partnership with Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and coordinated by MEEA, Green Energy Improvement has become a leader in innovative marketing and outreach strategies.  This women-owned business is led by a family with a long history of success in the construction, financing, and real estate industries, and has been a Participating Contractor with Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR since program launch, earning the very first Illinois Home Performance Silver Certificate of Completion.

MEEA and DCEO nominated Green Energy Improvement for their strong leadership in promoting a whole-home approach to home performance in the highly competitive Chicagoland region, as well as their commitment to advancing the Illinois Home Performance program’s most innovative features, such as the Certificate of Completion and outreach to the real estate community. Read more about the Housing Innovation Awards and Green Energy Improvement by visiting and For more information on the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, visit