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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]

Leaders Gather to Celebrate Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Success Story

Leaders Gather to Celebrate Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Success Story

Ohio’s role as an energy efficiency leader will be spotlighted today at the 2011 Ohio Energy Expo, an event hosted by MEEA with sponsorship from JACO Environmental, Inc. Energy stakeholders and policymakers from throughout Ohio will gathered at the Statehouse today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate Ohio’s progress and highlight [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]

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]

Ohio Embraces New Building Codes

Ohio Embraces New Building Codes

On March 7th, the Ohio Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations approved the adoption of a new set of building codes that includes the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for non-residential buildings.  The JCARR approval is the last step of a multi-year long process in securing approval for an upgrade to the [Continue]

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

On Monday, December 13, MEEA held a Webinar that examined the 2010 election results and their implications for the upcoming legislative sessions in the 13 Midwestern states. Participating on the Webinar were MEEA’s Stacey Paradis and Kevin Cullather, the Midwest Governor’s Association’s Jesse Heier, and American Council for an Energy [Continue]

Nebraska Looking to Update to 2009 Code Statewide

On Friday, November 19th, the Urban Affairs Committee of the Nebraska legislature held a preliminary hearing to consider amending state law in order to adopt the 2009 IECC. State law currently requires the adoption of the 2003 IECC. The purpose of this hearing was to introduce a study that shows the impact from adopting the [Continue]

Illinois Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Curbing Energy Demand

Illinois Senate Energy Committee Hearing on Curbing Energy Demand

The Illinois Senate Energy Committee held a hearing on Thursday, October 28 in Chicago.  The hearing was broken up into sections which included discussions on Renewable Energy Technologies, Renewable Generation and Energy Planning Issues, and Curbing Energy Demand.  The hearing was attended by over 50 people, and the committee heard an array of [Continue]

International Codes Council 2010

International Codes Council 2010

This week the International Codes Council is hosting their week long ICC 2010 event. Amendments that have passed will increase insulation levels in above grade walls, basement walls and crawl spaces. Windows be required to be more efficient and the code will allow much less air infiltration into buildings and will require ducts to leak [Continue]

Synergy is the Name of the Game with LEED

Synergy is the Name of the Game with LEED

Syn-er-gy. –noun 1. The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects Synergy. That is the main theme of the LEED rating system and is also going to be the premise of this blog post. I apologize ahead of time for anyone [Continue]

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