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MEEA Participates in the IL DCEO Peer Exchange

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its 2013 annual peer exchange August 28-29, 2013 at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event provided updates on DCEO’s recent partnerships to advance energy efficiency. Mel Nickerson, Deputy Director DCEO- Illinois Energy Office, kicked off the exchange by providing [Continue]

Raising Money and Awareness: The Lights for Learning Way

Raising Money and Awareness: The Lights for Learning Way

Now “nine years young,” MEEA’s youth-oriented Lights for Learning (L4L) program continues to grow more robust and popular, with supporters across the state. “We have participated in for years and couldn’t be happier,” writes a science teacher from Bloom High School, one of many long-time fans of this program. “My students raise [Continue]

MEEA pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Building Science Training Series through Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

MEEA, on behalf of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Building Science Training Series through Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. This unique training series aims to help residential contractors and energy auditors prepare for participation in Illinois Home Performance, [Continue]

BOC Veterans Training Update

The BOC Veterans Pilot at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL finished with a media blitz that included two local TV news stations airing segments about the pilot. The TV segments include an interview with Michael Wright, one of the veterans that earned the certification. A few dozen news websites posted stories about the [Continue]

New K-12 Direct Install Program has filled 25% of the available slots for the 2012-2013 Program Year!

Since its launch on November 1, 2012, MEEA’s new Direct Install Program has already slated 25% of the available public school openings for the 2012-2013 Program Year.  Through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) State Energy Office, the Direct Install Program brings FREE gas and electric energy [Continue]

The Midwest Industrial Initiative: Launching Soon, Call for Case Studies

The Midwest Industrial Initiative: Launching Soon, Call for Case Studies

MEEAs Midwest Industrial Initiative (MI2) is a resource website to connect industrials with local and national energy efficiency information and contacts. MI2 will be a regional network for state and local governments, utility efficiency staff  to have a  one-stop shop that includes  policy and program best practices, so that they can make more [Continue]

Illinois Building Operator Certification® Program Helping Veterans Get Jobs, Save Energy

Program’s dual benefits train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses Springfield, IL, November 9, 2012 – The State of Illinois is helping its unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and achieve gainful employment through the BOC Veterans Pilot program. [Continue]

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy

Groundbreaking Pilot Program Helps Illinois Veterans Find Jobs, Save Energy Program’s dual benefits: train and employ veterans and save energy for Illinois businesses DuPage County, IL – The State of Illinois and DuPage County are helping unemployed and underemployed veterans earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification [Continue]

MEEA K-12 Fundraising Program Lights for Learning Launches New Direct Install Program

MEEA is excited to announce the Lights for Learning Direct Install Program made possible through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Energy Office.  The Direct Install Program is being offered to Illinois public schools participating in the Lights for Learning Fundraiser Program that are [Continue]

Illinois Peer Exchange Highlights Success of EE Programs

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its Fall 2012 Peer Exchange Tuesday and Wednesday at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event consisted of updates and highlights of the myriad diverse energy programs running in the state of Illinois, combined with plenty of networking opportunities. David Baker, Energy [Continue]

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