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L Prize Awarded, MEEA Makes Key Contributions

L Prize Awarded, MEEA Makes Key Contributions

This post and additional solid state lighting news can also be found on Crosslight, MEEAs solid state lighting news blog. By now, many of you have seen the announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy that a $10 million prize has been awarded to Philips through the L Prize competition.  What many of MEEA’s colleagues [Continue]

If these Walls Could Talk…

If these Walls Could Talk…

The winners of MEEA’s Inspiring Efficiency Awards are among the most innovative and dynamic players in the energy field.  Now that the application process is officially open for the 2012 Inspiring Efficiency Awards, we thought it might be fun to check back in with some of our award winners from last year to get an [Continue]

A No-Granola Case for Energy Efficiency

A No-Granola Case for Energy Efficiency

*This is an original piece written by non-MEEA staff member Elisa Wood for Home Energy Pros published on July 8 I attended a green energy conference nearly a decade ago in Washington, D.C., where several speakers expressed astonishment at the audience’s clothes. People were dressed in business attire. Where were the ponytails? The Birkenstocks? [Continue]

Making the Energy Audit Case, Making the Energy Retrofit Sale

Making the Energy Audit Case, Making the Energy Retrofit Sale

editor’s note: This article appeared in d5R and MEEAUnplugged in April. We’re republishing it in anticipation of d5R’s free webinar with Scott Pusey next Tuesday, July 19. Space is limited; click here to reserve your spot. Home-energy audits take place by the thousands each month in the U.S., but the percentage of them that [Continue]

International Standards Organization Issuing New Energy Management Standard

International Standards Organization Issuing New Energy Management Standard

For those of you who are not aware, the ISO (International Standards Organization), the same people who brought you both the Quality {9000} and Environmental {14000} standards) released the new set of Energy Management Standards, ISO 50001. Because of the global reputation of ISO, it is hoped that these standards will eventually be adopted by [Continue]

New Board Member Slate Announced for MEEA

Each year at our annual meeting MEEA elects a slate of new board members to join our Board of Directors. Below are the biographies of our incoming candidates. Dave Backen, Vice President, Market Strategies, Resource Solutions Group Dave brings over 28 years of program and project management, marketing, strategic planning, fiscal forecasting, and [Continue]

In Lighting, Brighter Breakthroughs

The following post is a contribution from daily5Remodel written by Leah Thayer on May 24th. Perhaps only lighting specialists can truly keep up with the proliferation of product debuts in the high-efficiency lighting sector, but the current lightting buzz seems to be LEDs (light-emitting diodes). At last week’s 2011 Lightfair conference in [Continue]

ENERGY STAR Offers Near and Long-term Solutions to Help Customers Heat and Cool their Homes Wisely

*The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International. Did you know that a typical air conditioner or heat pump wastes about 30 percent of the energy it uses due to improper installation and maintenance? In fact, nearly half of all heating [Continue]

MEEA Annual Meeting of the Members Exec Panel Announced

MEEA Annual Meeting of the Members Exec Panel Announced

    MEEA is excited to announce the panelists for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Membership Executive Panel. This is the first time we will be hosting such a panel at our annual meeting of the members.  We’ve added the Executive Panel to the 2011 Annual Meeting to ensure a wide-ranging discussion on the [Continue]

More Energy-Dependent, Yet More Energy-Efficient

More Energy-Dependent, Yet More Energy-Efficient

The following post is a contribution from daily5Remodel written by Leah Thayer on April 25th. Here’s a case for getting clients to upgrade their 30-year-old insulation and appliances: According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administraton (EIA), total U.S. residential energy consumption decreased slightly in the three [Continue]

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