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How industry could become the next efficiency frontier

How industry could become the next efficiency frontier

The following is an original post  by Drew Kerr, and was originally posted on the Midwest Energy News website. Drew Kerr is a Minneapolis-based freelance reporter. He can be reached at drewbkerr@gmail.com. Homeowners have been buttoning up their windows and doors. Businesses are installing LED lights. But what role should manufacturers play in [Continue]

MEEA Signs on to Letters to Congress

MEEA Signs on to Letters to Congress

This past week MEEA signed on to voice our support for S. 1914, The Cut Energy Bills at Home Act, that has been introduced by Senators Snowe (R-ME), Bingaman (D-NM), and Feinstein (D-CA). This legislation would create performance-based tax credit for people to make whole house energy improvements. MEEA also signed-on to letters to the [Continue]

Midwest Scores in ACEEE Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released The 2011 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, their annual report on the state of the states’ energy efficiency policies and practices.  I previously discussed the 2010 Scorecard and the improvement still to come. I’m glad to say that this year’s Scorecard shows some of [Continue]

MEEAUnplugged Celebrates Successful 1st Year

MEEAUnplugged Celebrates Successful 1st Year

On October 1st MEEAUnplugged celebrated its 1 year anniversary. For the last 12 months our blog has been devoted to issues in Midwest energy efficiency, guest posting from industry leaders about relevant energy and energy efficiency issues, and telling the story of a 26 person non-profit in the Midwest trying to advance energy efficiency. We are [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance Launches Building Science Training Series

Illinois Home Performance Launches Building Science Training Series

This September Illinois Home Performancewill be launching a new training series entitled the Building Science Training Series. This series of courses has been designed by and for home energy efficiency professionals. “The Illinois Home Performance Building Science Training Series was developed to address deficiencies within the existing [Continue]

MEEA Hosts DOE Advanced Lighting Workshop in St. Louis on July 27

At the end of this month, MEEA will be hosting the Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop, a day-long workshop on July 27th focusing on advanced lighting for municipal applications, including a discussion on municipal-utility partnerships. Attendees of the Missouri Advanced Lighting Workshop will gain an understanding of what is needed to move beyond [Continue]

2011 MEEA Annual Meeting of Membership Highlights

2011 MEEA Annual Meeting of Membership Highlights

Participants in the morning’s Executive Panel agreed that gaining acceptance for EE programs and ideas faces formidable challenges, North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark, currently serving a one-year term as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, points out that most utilities, whether they deal [Continue]

Iowa General Services Administration 100% BOC Certification

Iowa General Services Administration 100% BOC Certification

One hundred percent, the minimum we strive for when accomplishing small or large goals, is a number the Iowa General Services Administration (GSA) Property Management staff knows very well. The General Service Administration, Iowa Field Office graduates are the following facilities technicians: Chad Barr Warren Faulkner Roger Foster Rick Greve [Continue]

Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign

*The following post is a contribution from Midwest Account Manager working in support of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program Nora Buehler, with ICF International. Put your Star on the Map with the 2011 ENERGY STAR Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR Campaign Over the years, millions of Americans have joined the U.S. EPA’s, Change the World, [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]

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