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BOC Grads: Help with Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance Reporting

Sunday, June 1 2014 marks the first deadline for the City of Chicago’s Benchmarking Ordinance for facilities over 250,000 square feet to report their energy use. The ordinance’s intention is to assist building owners understand their current, annual energy consumption and be able to use information to make more informed management decisions. [Continue]

Better Buildings Challenge Grows by 1 Billion Square Feet

The U.S. Department of Energy announced on May 9 that Better Buildings Challenge partners are on track to meet their energy performance goals in their second year, saving approximately $100 million a year. 26 new partners and seven financial allies – including leading Midwest companies General Mills, Hilton Worldwide, and Cuyahoga Metropolitan [Continue]

BOC Illinois Maintenance Fair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:00-5:00pm CDT Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 20 N. Wacker Dr, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60606 MEEA is hosting the Illinois BOC Credential Maintenance Fair on May 22 from 1:00-5:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of continued education and networking as we cover topics ranging from the new Benchmarking Ordinance in Chicago [Continue]

Illinois Municipal Building Energy Improvement Conference

Methods, Technologies and Incentives to Improve Energy Efficiency Sponsored by the State of IL DCEO Trade Ally Program Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 8:30am – 3pm Free for Municipal Organizations, $25 for Trade Allies Within this full day conference, Illinois-based, municipal sector organizations and Trade Allies [Continue]

EPA Reports – Tenant Engagement Leads to Whole Building Energy Savings

Are you looking for ways to engage your tenants in energy efficiency? Or are unsure of the best way to raise tenants’ awareness of your building’s sustainability initiatives? Are you a tenant who is searching for opportunities for positive collaboration with your tenants or landlord? The EPA recently released a resource to foster commercial [Continue]

Upcoming MEEA Policy Webinar – Building Energy Code Adoption & Compliance 101

Wednesday, April 30, 1:30 to 2:30 pm CDT Join MEEA for an overview of energy codes for residential and commercial buildings. Building energy codes are recognized as a simple and cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption, lower energy bills, and improve indoor air quality. MEEA’s building performance team will provide an overview of [Continue]

DOE BEDES Initiative to Facilitate Improved Energy Data Communications

MEEA is participating in the development of the U.S. DOE Building Energy Data Exchange Specification (BEDES) – a means of sharing building energy performance data within a common language. The goal of the initiative is to facilitate the utilization and communication of empirical building energy performance data among data collection, [Continue]

MEEA assists the State of Illinois to Complete a Building Energy Benchmarking Pilot

MEEA has been actively involved with the State of Illinois, supporting their legislative mandate, Public Act 096-0896, to create a benchmarking and building energy labeling pilot. Working with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board and Department of Central Management Services led to the energy tracking, or benchmarking, of 17 buildings [Continue]

MEEA Presents at regional Greening of the Heartland Conference

MEEA’s Senior Technical Manager, Steve Kismohr, recently spoke at the 10th Annual Midwest Greening the Heartland / BUILDING Chicago Conference held September 9-11, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Steve spoke on a panel entitled, “The Role of Advocacy, Alternative Power & Incentives in the Era of Clean Energy,” explaining the value [Continue]

City of Chicago Passes Benchmarking Ordinance

On September 11, 2013, the City of Chicago passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure policy for public, commercial, and high rise residential buildings making it the ninth city in the U.S. and second city in the Midwest to pass this kind of ordinance. Building owners, investors, and operation managers in the City will now [Continue]

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