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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Here in Chicago where MEEA is based, the winter months get so cold the air hurts my face. During my walk to work a few days ago, I’m pretty sure I was close to becoming an actual Popsicle. The long nights and lack of sunshine only exacerbate the pain. When the weather outside is colder [Continue]

MEEA Wins Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

MEEA Wins Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

On November 1st MEEA was presented with the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for work done in 2015 on the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. During 2015, BOC was able to continue the success of the veterans program and fill a gap in the market by offering a new pilot BOC training for operations and maintenance [Continue]

Creating Greener Learning Spaces: 2016 Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium

Creating Greener Learning Spaces: 2016 Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium

At this year’s Illinois Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium, representatives from across industries rallied around the concept of getting each child into a green facility in this generation. On April 8, MEEA joined sustainability professionals from across the State to address how we can continue greening our schools in order to [Continue]

What is Intelligent Efficiency?

As MEEA continues its efforts to make valuable contributions to the national conversation on intelligent efficiency, it’s important to step back and take a moment to define this somewhat nebulous concept. ACEEE has done a great job of helping energy efficiency stakeholders understand what this term means through several research reports, web [Continue]

MEEA Embarks on Intelligent Efficiency Midwest Industry Mapping Exercise

Over the last year, MEEA launched an initiative aimed at helping members better understand the intelligent efficiency revolution now upon us. This effort, which began as a simple collaborative for meeting and sharing knowledge, revealed that many stakeholders have both a strong interest in learning more about the application of intelligent [Continue]

MEEA Presents at AEA’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference

MEEA Presents at AEA’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference

MEEA successfully gave a workshop style presentation on energy data acquisition at the Affordable Energy Association’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference in Brooklyn, NY on October 28-30, 2015. Together with Ellen M. Sargent, Chicago Housing Authority; and Ryan Snow, USGBC National; Steve Kismohr from MEEA brought concepts and related [Continue]

MEEA Highlights HVAC SAVE on Upcoming Programs Committee Webinar

MEEA Highlights HVAC SAVE on Upcoming Programs Committee Webinar

MEEA will hold a Programs Committee webinar on Thursday, October 22nd highlighting the HVAC SAVE program’s success in Iowa. On this webinar, Sarah Edwards of MEEA will present on the program development and highlights of HVAC SAVE, a residential quality installation program. John von Harz of Energy Stewards International will present on [Continue]

MEEA to Present at Association for Energy Affordable Housing Conference

MEEA to Present at Association for Energy Affordable Housing Conference

MEEA continues to bring tools and educational programs to multifamily building operators and owners to reduce their energy consumption. As such, we will be highlighting the best of these at a conference at the end of October. A MEEA member, the Association for Energy Affordability is holding the Multifamily Buildings 2015: Building Bridges to [Continue]

STEP: In with the New

STEP: In with the New

A shifted focus for the Savings Through Efficient Products program (STEP) brought many new facilities into the Illinois Energy Now participant portfolio during the 2015 program year. STEP provides informational resources, walkthrough assessments and free, easy‐to‐install energy efficient measures to qualifying Illinois public facilities. [Continue]

Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Illinois Renewable Energy Conference

On July 16, Illinois State University hosted the annual Illinois Renewable Energy Conference, and for the first time ever, the 2015 conference incorporated an energy efficiency track into the conference’s breakout sessions alongside wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. MEEA served on the conference planning committee and convened the three [Continue]

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