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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]

2012 Indianapolis Codes Conference Recap

2012 Indianapolis Codes Conference Recap

MEEA hosted the 3rd Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 3rd and 4th, 2012.  There were nearly sixty attendees with representatives from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Michigan, along with several stakeholders from other regions of the country. The attendees [Continue]

September a Milestone Month for Illinois Home Performance

September a Milestone Month for Illinois Home Performance

Illinois Home Performance has had an exciting month and the program is pleased to announce that it has reached the following milestones: * MEEA, on behalf of DCEO, is seeking applications for training providers for its Building Science Training Series (BSTS) classes in program year 2012-13. Courses in this year’s BSTS will educate Illinois [Continue]

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

ACEEE released its 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard where it grades states based on a variety of factors, including policies that have been put in place and funds that have been spent on energy efficiency. Midwestern highlights in the report, include: - 7 Midwestern states moved up in rankings- (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, [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]

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

The following post was written by Julie Johnson with Journatic News Service.  The original publishing of the story can be read here.  Georgene Jaback and Bob Woods, of Joliet, are the first homeowners in Will County to earn an Energy Star Silver Certificate for energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Jaback and Woods were inspired [Continue]

Behavior Change: The Most Difficult Barrier to Overcome to Save Energy

Americans seem to agree that saving energy is important but then don’t always do their part to make it happen. In a recent poll funded by the Joyce Center and conducted by the Associated Press-National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago Center (NORC), most of the people polled understand how they can effectively [Continue]

MEEA Top Tier in Chicago Green Office Challenge

MEEA Top Tier in Chicago Green Office Challenge

MEEA was recognized for achieving the 1st tier of the Chicago Green Office Challenge and was given an award for our achievements in greening our new office by implementing sustainable office practices.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Karen Weigert, the Chief Sustainability Officer at the City of Chicago, distributed the awards and acknowledged all the [Continue]

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