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Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

The following post was written by Julie Johnson with Journatic News Service.  The original publishing of the story can be read here.  Georgene Jaback and Bob Woods, of Joliet, are the first homeowners in Will County to earn an Energy Star Silver Certificate for energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Jaback and Woods were inspired [Continue]

Energy Efficiency Programs in Chicago

Homes and commercial buildings use about 40% of the energy generated in the US and the average household spends about $2000 on energy each year. A significant portion of the energy that is being used is wasted through infiltration and exfiltration of air, outdated and inefficient heating and cooling equipment, and the use of lower [Continue]

Energy efficiency: Where to begin?

Ken’s original post can be found on the Midwest Energy News blog Highwire. Like most homeowners, I want to lower my energy bills. And I don’t suspect I’m atypical in not knowing exactly where to begin. When we bought our house just outside St. Paul, a smallish place built in 1922, the first place I [Continue]

Update – Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series: Infrared Technologies

Update – Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series: Infrared Technologies

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) is currently sponsoring a building science training series. The most recent training took place in Normal, Illinois at Heartland Community College on Infrared technologies such as infrared cameras and images used to detect problem areas in buildings. Brian Kumer, owner of Thermal Imaging Services, [Continue]

Real-Estate Listings Are Getting Greener

Real-Estate Listings Are Getting Greener

The following was written by Dennis Rodkin and originally posted on www.chicagomag.com From left: Alyson Grady (Illinois Energy Office), Jamie Peters (Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance), Bruce Selway (Illinois Energy Office), Kimberly Radostits (Green Energy Improvement), and Bonita Marx (Green Energy Improvement) as Janet Jaback (center) [Continue]

Illinois Carpenters Get Training for the Clean Energy Economy

Nick Magrisso recently posted a blog on the NRDC website highlighting the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village in Illinois as part of his series of exploratory video blogs on how energy efficiency is creating jobs in Illinois. It has been long recognized that a large amount of energy is wasted through improper or [Continue]

MES2012 – Breakout Session: Achieving Scale in Home Energy Upgrades

EE providers across the country have used the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to scale up operations. And many contend that even though the money has been spent, some of the gains will be permanent. “I think it actually raised the skill level and we’re not going to lose that,” said Jensen Adams [Continue]

Illinois Denny’s franchisee dishes up conservation

Illinois Denny’s franchisee dishes up conservation

This piece was originally posted at the National Restaurant Association blog by Elissa Elan on November 2, 2011 1:57 pm. Joey Terrell’s latest conservation idea may literally be his brightest. The Denny’s franchisee has just replaced all the metal halogen lights in the parking lot of his Joliet, Ill., restaurant with 18 LED lamps, [Continue]

The Energy-Efficient Home, Still Seeking Validation

The Energy-Efficient Home, Still Seeking Validation

The following post is a contribution from daily5Remodel written by Leah Thayer on October 31st. It’s not easy selling green, to paraphrase Kermit the Frog. Remodelers that struggle to convince homeowners to pay a bit more for improvements that will reduce their energy bills, curb carbon emissions, minimize waste — the list goes on [Continue]

Midwest Home Performance Call

On Wednesday August 10th, 2011, MEEA hosted the second quarterly Midwest Home Performance call designed to foster a network of, and facilitate conversation for, home performance program professionals across the Midwest. Jensen Adams, Associate Executive Director at the Metropolitan Energy Center in Kansas City, and Glenda Abney, Director of the [Continue]

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