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Desktop Power Management Program Switches On for Some Illinois Commercial Customers

Resource Solutions Group launched its Desktop Power Management program last month, helping commercial computer users learn to power down and save – with lower energy bills and cash incentives. In mid-October, Resource Solutions Group launched the Desktop Power Management Program, offering energy savings and cash rebates for commercial customers [Continue]

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance releases new resource guide for policymakers on proven policy and program successes from across the region. With $1.7 billion expected to be spent on Energy Efficiency in the Midwest by 2015, energy efficiency investment has grown exponentially in the last ten years. While only $200 million was spent on [Continue]

Illinois Building Operator Certification® Program Helping Veterans Get Jobs, Save Energy

Program’s dual benefits train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses Springfield, IL, November 9, 2012 – The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. [Continue]

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy Program’s dual benefits: train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses DuPage County, IL – The State of Illinois and DuPage County are helping unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification [Continue]

Are ‘smart bulbs’ the next bright idea in energy efficiency?

The following post was written by Dan Haugen with the Midwest Energy News. The original post can be found here. Zach Supalla had the proverbial light-bulb moment last December while flicking on lamps in a hotel room. Instead of walking to every corner of the room, wouldn’t it be easier if there was an app [Continue]

MEEA Office LEED Gold Certification Achieved

MEEA Office LEED Gold Certification Achieved

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is proud to announce we have been awarded a LEED Gold level, US Green Building Council, green building certification of our space! The build out of our year-old, 6,600 sq. ft. office space in the 1928 historic, Civic Opera Office Building was designed to limit our overall energy consumption [Continue]

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

ACEEE released its 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard where it grades states based on a variety of factors, including policies that have been put in place and funds that have been spent on energy efficiency. Midwestern highlights in the report, include: – 7 Midwestern states moved up in rankings- (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, [Continue]

MEEA Submits Comments to the USDA Rural Utilities Service

Recently, MEEA filed comments with the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service on its proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan program. MEEA generally supports the agency’s initiative which has the potential to bring needed financial capital to energy efficiency programs and customers in rural America. We believe that [Continue]

Policy Webinar Recap – The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years

The MEEA Policy Webinar- The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years was held on Thursday, September 6th.  There were 112 people in attendance, which included commission staff, consultants, consumer advocates, nonprofits, and utilities. The webinar began with a brief overview from MEEA on the growth of [Continue]

Promoting Clean Technology In USA: An Interview with Jay Wrobel, MEEA

Promoting Clean Technology In USA: An Interview with Jay Wrobel, MEEA

The following is an interview conducted by Gary Thomas with azocleantech.com. In a new ‘insights from industry’ interview, Gary Thomas talks to Jay Wrobel, Executive Director of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance about raising awareness regarding sustainability in the Midwest and how clean technology will shape the future of the United [Continue]

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