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Upcoming Event: Getting to Zero National Forum, Washington, DC, February 1 -3, 2015

Upcoming Event: Getting to Zero National Forum, Washington, DC, February 1 -3, 2015

Please see below for information on the Getting to Zero National Forum, courtesy of New Buildings Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, and NASEO:   Join Leading Practitioners and Policymakers to Discuss the Future of Commercial Buildings New Buildings Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, and NASEO will host a second Getting to Zero National [Continue]

BOC Veterans Program Veteran Highlight: Florance Clanton

BOC Veterans Program Veteran Highlight:  Florance Clanton

Florance Clanton of Glenwood, IL is one of several scholarship recipients for the Building Operator Certification Veterans Program. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Recycling and Energy Office provides tuition scholarships for this eight day training program for unemployed or underemployed veterans in the state [Continue]

11th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Marketing

As we continue our countdown to the 2015 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference we are happy to share the list of nominees for this year’s Inspiring Efficiency Award in the Marketing category.   The Inspiring Efficiency through Marketing Award will be presented to the nominee that has engaged in or supported a marketing campaign, program, [Continue]

Upcoming Webinar on Public Sector Energy Data Collection and Tracking

Implementing a robust and comprehensive energy tracking and measurement process can be a challenge. A webinar on December 18th at 1pm CST will cover DOE’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office’s step-by-step guide with best practices for state and local governments and school districts. The presentation will also [Continue]

Cook County, IL passes Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

The Illinois Association of County Board Members publication, “Illinois County Magazine” Fall 2014 issue features an article on the Cook County, IL enacting an Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance. This initiative requires the county to track the annual energy and water use of its buildings that are larger than 35,000 sqft. The ordinance [Continue]

MEEA Webinar: Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards

Join us Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00pm CDT for a webinar on Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards. Register here.  National energy efficiency standards for appliances, lighting products and equipment specify the minimum energy and/or water efficiency levels of specific products. The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for [Continue]

DOE’s New Solution Center Shares Proven Energy Efficiency Program Strategies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching the new Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center which highlights successful strategies and solutions used by residential energy efficiency programs across the country. Through the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, utility-sponsored programs, and [Continue]

MEEA Member Wins Prestigious DOE Award

MEEA Member Wins Prestigious DOE Award

MEEA is proud to announce that Green Energy Improvement, a MEEA Member and Participating Contractor with the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, has been recognized with a Housing Innovation Award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The winners were announced on September 25 at the Excellence in Building Conference put on by [Continue]

MEEA Presents at ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Conference

Isaac Elnecave, MEEA’s Senior Policy Manager presented at the 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings . This year’s conference theme was “The Next Generation: Reaching for High Energy Savings,” and Isaac presented his paper entitled, “I Want CANDI: Establishing a Utility Code Compliance Program in Illinois”. [Continue]

Michigan Moves Forward With Updated Statewide Residential Energy Code

The Michigan Residential Code Review Committee has voted to approve a new statewide building energy code for residential buildings, with an expected effective date of January 2016.  The new code is based on the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with some modifications listed below. MEEA has analyzed the economic potential of [Continue]

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