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MEEA Position Announcement – Commercial and Industrial Program Senior Manager/Manager

Organization Overview: The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a regional non-profit organization based in Chicago with a mission to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation.  MEEA is committed to be a collective voice for energy efficiency at a national, regional [Continue]

MEEA Publishes 2011 Midwest SSL Plans and Perceptions Survey Summary Report

On December 8th, MEEA published a report summarizing its annual Midwest Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Plans and Perceptions Survey. The report, which can be downloaded from MEEA’s web page here, was produced with support of the US Department of Energy’s Technical Information Network for Solid-State Lighting (TINSSL). The 2011 Midwest SSL [Continue]

MEEA Assists EPA to Award Energy Star to GM

The following was written by Melissa Anders and the original article can be found at   General Motors Co.’s Lansing Delta Township assembly plant is now among 17 automotive plants nationwide with Energy Star certification for energy efficiency. The plant, which builds the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse, is the [Continue]

Kentucky Hosts First Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting

Kentucky Hosts First Efficiency Stakeholder Meeting

In February 2011, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) contracted MEEA to manage a two and half year stakeholder process under a cooperative agreement with US Department of Energy.  MEEA’s role is to bring together stakeholders from all sectors to assess efforts by KY’s local utilities, industry and [Continue]

DOE Discussion of Changes in the 2012 IECC Compared With the 2009 IECC

*The following piece is combination of comments from MEEA staff and direct DOE findings. A link to the full findings is at the bottom of the piece. The US Department of Energy (DOE) released their discussion of changes in the 2012 IECC when compared with the 2009 IECC as the changes related to energy efficiency [Continue]

Spotlight – Energy Efficient Cities project in Minnesota

*The following is content from the Center for Energy and Environment 2011 Energy Efficient Cities report. The Energy Efficient Cities project took place in the state of Minnesota and used a community-based approach to achieve greater results in comprehensive, whole-house energy efficiency programs. Using citizens and community-based learning [Continue]

ComEd and Nicor Gas partnership rewards construction of high performance buildings

Qualifying energy-efficient new construction or major renovation projects eligible for up to $200,000 in incentives Madison, Wisconsin (November 3, 2011)—Committed to growing the number of energy efficient and sustainable commercial and industrial facilities in their service territories, ComEd and Nicor Gas have partnered to offer a [Continue]

MEEA Partnering with City of Aurora

MEEA Partnering with City of Aurora

MEEA has scheduled a Level I Building Operator Certification (BOC) training in partnership with the City of Aurora, IL to begin in August. The City of Aurora will utilize funding from the federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) to cover tuition rebates for operations and maintenance staff who work for a business in Aurora [Continue]

If these Walls Could Talk…

If these Walls Could Talk…

The winners of MEEA’s Inspiring Efficiency Awards are among the most innovative and dynamic players in the energy field.  Now that the application process is officially open for the 2012 Inspiring Efficiency Awards, we thought it might be fun to check back in with some of our award winners from last year to get an [Continue]