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MEEA to Present at Association for Energy Affordable Housing Conference

multifamily buildings 2015

MEEA continues to bring tools and educational programs to multifamily building operators and owners to reduce their energy consumption. As such, we will be highlighting the best of these at a conference at the end of October. A MEEA member, the Association for Energy Affordability is holding the Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to Net Zero conference this year in Brooklyn, NY – devoted entirely to multifamily energy efficiency. We hope to see you there!

Program Associate and MEEA multifamily team member Sage Gerson will be presenting on three panels at the conference. The first panel focuses on funding multifamily energy efficiency, and Sage will be presenting with Matt Golden from and Cycle7’s Sean Patrick Neill. The panel is titled Stimulating Investment in Energy Efficiency Measures and Clean Energy Technologies. Sage’s presentation highlights the development and success of on-bill financing for multifamily energy efficiency in the Midwest.

Later that afternoon, Sage will be presenting about the professional development and energy efficiency benefits of the Building Operator Certification program that MEEA manages in 10 Midwestern states. Sage will be presenting as part of a larger panel about opportunities for multifamily building operators alongside Andrew Brooks and Nick Young from the Association for Energy Affordability and Heather Larson from, a public agency focusing on waste reduction from Oakland, CA.

For her third presentation, Sage will be part of a panel, along with ACEEE’s Lauren Ross, Jackson Morris from the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Southface’s Alex Trachtenberg about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, entitled No Multifamily Building Left Behind.

Steve Kismohr, Senior Technical Manager and Multifamily team member, will present a workshop with Katie Kaluzny from USGBC-IL and Ellen Sargent from the Chicago Housing Authority. They will highlight the Data Jam event, which MEEA co-created, to establish an internal building energy performance measurement program for HUD-subsidized, senior buildings in Chicago, IL. The “Data Jam” uniquely engaged CHA’s energy and facility managers together in one, in-person event. Both CHA staff and volunteer industry experts were brought together to create a long term data collection and benchmarking practice, while creating a roadmap of additional sustainable practices for senior housing facilities via USGBC’s new ADVANCE platform.

Unable to make the Multifamily Buildings Conference, but still interested in more information about the presentations listed above? Contact Sage Gerson at or Steve Kismohr at