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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]

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 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]

Building Operator Certification Illinois Veteran Program Spring Graduates

In April, three more veterans earned their Building Operator Certification (BOC) in Chicago and are now actively seeking new career opportunities. As part of the BOC program, MEEA and the State of Illinois connect unemployed and underemployed graduates with a network of Employment Partners who work to assist these veterans with career development. [Continue]

Michigan Building Operators Face Off in Battle of the Buildings

Michigan Building Operators Face Off in Battle of the Buildings

The USGBC West Michigan Chapter hosted the Earth Day Energy Summit and awards ceremony for participants in the 2014 Battle of the Buildings contest. This EPA-derived challenge is a friendly competition where commercial building owners and operators strive to reduce their carbon footprint through implementing energy reduction measures. The program [Continue]

Illinois Legislative Breakfast Shows Benefits of Efficiency for Businesses, Schools and More

Illinois Legislative Breakfast Shows Benefits of Efficiency for Businesses, Schools and More

On April 29, MEEA held a Legislative Breakfast event at Café Moxo in downtown Springfield, IL. The breakfast, attended by around 40 participants, including several state legislators, showcased businesses and organizations implementing energy efficiency programs, highlighting in particular the economic benefit derived directly from such programs. [Continue]

BOC Success Story: Duluth Public Schools

BOC Success Story: Duluth Public Schools

In April 2014, Dave Spooner, Supervisor of Maintenance & Construction at Duluth Public School District, enrolled six building operators in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) class in Cloquet, MN. As a supervisor, Dave was interested in the BOC program because it helps empower the employee and gets them thinking critically about energy [Continue]

House of Representatives Passes Energy Efficiency Bill S.535

On April 21, 2015, the House of Representatives passed S.535, which establishes three separate programs to bolster energy efficiency measures in commercial, residential and/or mixed use buildings. This follows the Senate’s unanimous passage of this bill on March 27, 2015.  The President is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming weeks. [Continue]

BOC Graduates provide benchmarking services for the City of Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance

Chicago’s Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years. The data verification is required to be completed by an in-house or third-party [Continue]

CP EnMS Training Recap

CP EnMS Training Recap

MEEA was excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education and the Institute for Energy Management Professionals (IEnMP) to host MEEA’s pilot Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS) training at the end of last month. This four day intensive training was successful in [Continue]

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