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ARRA-funded ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program Yields Strong Results

ARRA-funded ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program Yields Strong Results

MEEA’s management of Illinois’ ARRA-funded ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program yielded strong results.  The program offered $12.5 million in rebates on a range of highly efficient water heaters, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment sold Jan 31 – Sept 24, 2010 by participating Illinois retailers and contractors.  In total, 81,200 [Continue]

Preping for Residential Energy Efficiency Demand

Preping for Residential Energy Efficiency Demand

With the coming Illinois Home Performance with Energy Star program and generally greater attention paid to whole-home programs as the next way for investor owned utilities to meet state-mandated savings goals, the home performance industry is poised for rapid expansion. For this to happen, supply and demand must be simultaneously built out. An [Continue]

MEEA Unplugged in the 2011

MEEA Unplugged in the 2011

MEEA is in full conference preperation mode and will be posting only a few pieces leading up our event January 12th through 14th.  During our Midwest Energy Solutions Conference we will have Midwest Energy News  blogging realtime news and highlights from the conference on MEEA Unplugged. MEEA would also like to thank all of you who have [Continue]

MEEA Launches HVAC SAVE in Iowa

MEEA Launches HVAC SAVE in Iowa

MEEA is working to bring consumer, contractor, and utility awareness to the opportunity for energy savings in HVAC system improvements both at the time of new install and in existing systems. MEEA joined forces with MidAmerican Energy Company, Alliant-Interstate Power & Light, and BlackHills Energy to launch a new training program in the state [Continue]

ACEEE Profiles BOC Savings

MEEA’s BOC program received national attention recently when the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) profiled BOC in their report entitled Visible and Concrete Savings: Case Studies of Effective Behavioral Approaches to Improving Customer Energy Efficiency (Friedrich, Amann, Vaidyanathan, Elliott 2010).  BOC was featured [Continue]

MEEA BOC Program Preparing for Expansion

MEEA BOC Program Preparing for Expansion

Last week MEEA hosted the annual Building Operator Certification Program Partners Meeting at our office.  We always look forward to reuniting with our counterparts from around the country to share lessons learned and present exciting plans for the year ahead. This year the BOC partners reported 2010 to be a vibrant training year with healthy [Continue]

Energy Efficiency on November 3rd – Part 1

Energy Efficiency on November 3rd – Part 1

At MEEA’s recent Thought Leadership Roundtable held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a group of nearly 50 individuals representing various stakeholders for energy efficiency came together to discuss EE and the potential impact from the November 2010 elections. A theme that appeared in multiple presentations, most notably from ACEEE and DTE Energy, [Continue]

Thought Leadership Roundtables

Thought Leadership Roundtables

With our Wisconsin Thought Leadership Roundtable behind us, we take stock of the program and how it continues to provide value to those associated with MEEA. MEEA looks at these Roundtables as a way for us to travel the Midwest and get  face-time with our members, and to afford us the opportunity to stay in touch with [Continue]

BOC Grows in Michigan

BOC Grows in Michigan

MEEA will be hosting another Building Operator Certification program in Michigan this week which expects to have over 30 attendees. Michigan is the newest addition to the list of states in the Midwest where BOC courses are being offered. We have had good growth in the state for such a short period of time. Program [Continue]

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