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White House Executive Order in Stride with New MEEA Initiative

The President today issued an Executive Order highlighting the White House’s commitment to providing resources to promote expanded implementation of energy efficiency and combined heat and power in the industrial sector. This is good news for the Midwest given its base of industrial customers and the jobs that can be created through [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance Added to Northern Illinois MLS

Illinois Home Performance Added to Northern Illinois MLS

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), has added additional green design, disclosure, and data verification to its connectMLS™ system.  Following on the heels of MRED’s overwhelmingly successful integration of Walk Score®, the “green” expansion further enhances the ability of [Continue]

First Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Certificate of Completion Elwood Park Homeowner

CHICAGO – The state of Illinois has issued its first Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Certificate to homeowner Janet Jaback of Elmwood Park, Ill. The certificate verifies the energy savings realized by Jaback through her participation in the new program, which helps homeowners cut energy costs and make their homes more energy efficient. The [Continue]

Update – Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series: Infrared Technologies

Update – Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series: Infrared Technologies

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP) is currently sponsoring a building science training series. The most recent training took place in Normal, Illinois at Heartland Community College on Infrared technologies such as infrared cameras and images used to detect problem areas in buildings. Brian Kumer, owner of Thermal Imaging Services, [Continue]

Real-Estate Listings Are Getting Greener

Real-Estate Listings Are Getting Greener

The following was written by Dennis Rodkin and originally posted on www.chicagomag.com From left: Alyson Grady (Illinois Energy Office), Jamie Peters (Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance), Bruce Selway (Illinois Energy Office), Kimberly Radostits (Green Energy Improvement), and Bonita Marx (Green Energy Improvement) as Janet Jaback (center) [Continue]

MEEA Recignizes Energy Efficiency Leaders for Groundbreaking Achievements

The eight winners of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA) 2012 Inspiring Efficiency Awards are industry leaders who have delivered innovative advancements in energy efficiency saving consumers and businesses money. Projects range from Minnesota’s Energy Innovation Corridor – a clean energy and transportation proving ground located [Continue]

10th Annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference Recap

CHICAGO – Nearly 500 energy experts gathered in Chicago last week to discuss the new landscape of the efficiency industry at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (MEEA) 10th annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference. The largest event of its kind in the region, MEEA’s conference brings together a broad range of private- and [Continue]

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference 2012 – Interviews Part 2

Bruce Schlein, Director of Corporate Sustainability for Citi, discusses what is it Citi is doing in the market of efficiency to help it grow in the Midwest.  Bruce also gets into where they see efficiency falling on businesses “to-do” list, and how interested they are in pursuing financing. Ed Thomas, Vice President of the Electric [Continue]

MES2012 – Breakout Session: Achieving Scale in Home Energy Upgrades

EE providers across the country have used the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to scale up operations. And many contend that even though the money has been spent, some of the gains will be permanent. “I think it actually raised the skill level and we’re not going to lose that,” said Jensen Adams [Continue]

MES2012 – Plenary Session: Utility Business Case for Energy Efficiency

Some utilities may worry that building an energy efficiency program will cut their own throats. By design, EE programs decrease customer power use and that could cause a loss in revenue. But Jon Williams of AEP Ohio said utilities need to realize that “there’s much more to the business case than financials,” and need to [Continue]

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