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MEEA Releases Residential Energy Efficiency Research

MEEA recently released a publication titled, “Evaluation of Missed Energy Saving Opportunity Based on Illinois Home Performance Program Field Data: Homeowner Selected Upgrades vs. Cost-Optimized Solutions.”  This research was conducted in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Building America program, which MEEA participates in as a [Continue]

BOC Illinois Maintenance Fair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:00-5:00pm CDT Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 20 N. Wacker Dr, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60606 MEEA is hosting the Illinois BOC Credential Maintenance Fair on May 22 from 1:00-5:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of continued education and networking as we cover topics ranging from the new Benchmarking Ordinance in Chicago [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance Celebrates Four 2014 Century Club Contractors

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity are proud to announce that four Participating Contractors have been awarded the 2014 Century Club Contractor Award by the Department of Energy and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. These companies are among “180 [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR receives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy efficiency information and services to its customers. DCEO’s [Continue]

MEEA Recruiting BOC Instructors

Why Become an Instructor? Over 100 BOC classes are held each year in the Midwest and as the number grows, MEEA is always looking for instructors who are passionate about what they do. Teaching BOC is a great opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, while sharing your knowledge with others [Continue]

MEEA Releases Lights for Learning® Implementation RFP; Proposals Due 3/19/14

MEEA is currently soliciting proposals from interested organizations qualified to implement our Lights for Learning® K-12 education and fundraising program. We strongly encourage MEEA members and board members to submit proposals. Potential bidders should download the full RFP online and contact L4L-RFP@mwalliance.org as soon as possible to be [Continue]

MEEA Presents at Chicago Center for Green Technology

MEEA Presents at Chicago Center for Green Technology

On January 23, 2014, three members of MEEA’s staff had the opportunity to present on their work subject matter to members of the public at the Chicago Center for Green Technology. CCGT held several events during the week devoted to energy efficiency that were held at their education center, “Green Tech U.” Attendees of the [Continue]

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

As of December, over 185,000 energy efficient light bulbs, holiday strands, and nightlights are brightening Illinois households through Lights for Learning student fundraisers! In this school year alone, 58 organizations hosted Lights for Learning® fundraisers, launching the program past the 1,000 fundraiser mark. One of the fundraisers, [Continue]

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

More than 1,500 youth and 600 adults exercised their efficiency knowledge at the Lights for Learning booth at the Illinois State Fair in August—many were drawn by the ever-popular energy bike. Heavy family foot traffic made for a very active nine days under the big top where, for the sixth year, Lights for Learning had [Continue]

Analysis of Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Measure Packages

MEEA, along with other members of the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) team, has worked to analyzed and evaluated the measure packages commonly installed in the Illinois Home Performance (IHP) program. MEEA found that IHP homes are not typically installing the most cost effective measure packages, but instead are installing [Continue]

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