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EPA’s Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign

EPA’s Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign

With Earth Day upon us, many of you may be wondering what you can do to help protect our environment. Maybe you feel like you’ve already done everything you can, or maybe the prospect of making your home more energy efficient seems daunting. Fortunately, no matter where you are on the spectrum, ENERGY STAR is [Continue]

Making the Case, Making the Sale

Making the Case, Making the Sale

The following post is a contribution from daily5Remodel written by Scott Pusey. Home-energy audits take place by the thousands each month in the U.S., but the percentage of them that lead to professional retrofit work is minimal at best. Hence the biggest weakness and opportunity alike of this fast-growing field, according to building analyst [Continue]

MEEA Recieves Special Recognition in 2011 ENERGY STAR Awards

MEEA Recieves Special Recognition in 2011 ENERGY STAR Awards

On April 12, the EPA and DOE honored businesses and organizations for their outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency at the 2011 ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony. This year MEEA is receiving special recognition for our work with the Lights for Learning program  (L4L) and supporting young environmental [Continue]

Dispelling Myths about the Federal Light Bulb Standard

The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International. News of the imminent demise of the incandescent light bulb in the U.S. marketplace is greatly exaggerated.  While the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) eventually requires [Continue]

A Little History on MEEA’s New Home – Chicago Civic Opera Building

A Little History on MEEA’s New Home – Chicago Civic Opera Building

The Civic Opera Building was completed in 1929 and designed by the firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. Alfred Shaw was lead designer working with Magnus Gunderson as structural engineer. The steel-framed, limestone-sheathed building offers two faces and two styles. On the river side, it has a strong Art Deco appearance. On Wacker Dr. a [Continue]

Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign

*The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International. Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign Over the years, millions of Americans have joined the U.S. EPA’s, Change the World, [Continue]

MEEA on the Move: Part 2

MEEA on the Move: Part 2

              Sorry for the delay readers, MEEA has been busy and Unplugged has taken the brunt of all our schedules. Yes we are still on schedule to move into our new location. Staff will  begin taking tours of the new facility next week. The walls are beginning to go up and the offices [Continue]

Beyond the Bake Sale

Emily Fano, writing for EcoPlum, profiles MEEA’s Lights for Learning fundraiser program in her discussion of alternative school fundraising methods. 4) Selling useful things that are sourced and manufactured responsibly. Tired of all those catalogs filled with junky candy or unrecycled gift wrap? If you really want to sell “stuff,” opt for [Continue]

Clever Energy Efficiency Display Engages Homeowners

Clever Energy Efficiency Display Engages Homeowners

Chicago – Prairie Power, Inc. – a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative in Jacksonville, Ill. – has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) for its innovative display that engages homeowners by identifying low-cost actions they can take to reduce [Continue]

ENERGY STAR Products Now Third-Party Certified!

ENERGY STAR Products Now Third-Party Certified!

*The following post is a contribution from Nora Buehler at ICF International. The Federal ENERGY STAR Program has kicked off the New Year with third-party certification procedures in full swing. Third-party certification may be particularly valuable to utilities and other program sponsors, who need to ensure that the efficiency measures they [Continue]

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