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Twin Cities Area Adopts “Green” Fields in the MLS

This month, realtors and homebuyers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area will have the ability to seek out green-certified or energy-efficient homes with a new tool. The NorthStar MLS, a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for residential sales in Minnesota and a small part of western Wisconsin, added two new fields to their searchable database. Homes with [Continue]

RECAP – MEEA webinar on the New Political Landscape for Energy Efficiency in the Midwest

The MEEA Policy Webinar – The New Political Landscape for Energy Efficiency was held on Wednesday, November 28th form 2-3:30pm. The webinar outlined the results of the November 2012 elections, including gubernatorial and state legislative elections and subsequent utility commission appointments.  The presentation also included a discussion [Continue]

Michigan Solid-State Lighting Symposium

For those in the Michigan area, please consider attending the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association’s Annual Symposium this Friday in Detroit. The event, hosted by NextEnergy, will provide valuable information on this fast moving technology to representatives of municipalities, educational and healthcare institutions, and small business [Continue]

Michigan Governor Snyder’s Message on Ensuring our Future: Energy Efficiency and the Environment

Earlier today, Michigan Governor Snyder delivered a special message  to Michiganders and the Michigan Legislature on “ Ensuring our Future: Energy and the Environment.”  The energy efficiency highlights of this message include: “Energy efficiency is the best example of a no-regrets policy Michigan can have. It makes us more reliable, more [Continue]

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

MEEA Releases Midwest EE Policy and Program Resource Guide

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance releases new resource guide for policymakers on proven policy and program successes from across the region. With $1.7 billion expected to be spent on Energy Efficiency in the Midwest by 2015, energy efficiency investment has grown exponentially in the last ten years. While only $200 million was spent on [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]

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, [Continue]

2012 Midwest Regional Solid-State Lighting Workshop A Success

A group of Michigan building owners and operators, manufacturers, and others from both the public and private sector, met in Detroit on August 21 to learn about using light emitting diodes (LEDs) in lighting projects or building retrofits to achieve energy savings and improve performance. Attendees at the workshop learned that LEDs and other [Continue]

New Energy Efficient Lighting Will Boost Job Growth in Michigan

LED lighting workshop emphasizes energy savings and performance of advanced technology which will lead to job growth for participating Michigan companies DETROIT, Aug. 21, 2012 — There is positive, sustainable job growth on the immediate horizon for Michigan directly related to the adoption of solid-state lighting initiatives. A group of [Continue]

MEEA Announces 2012 Midwest Regional Solid-State Lighting Workshop

MEEA is pleased to announce the 2012 Midwest Regional Solid-State Lighting Workshop, hosted by DTE Energy on Tuesday, August 21 in Detroit, in partnership with Michigan Energy Office. Who should come: – Public, private, and institutional operators and owners of small to large commercial buildings Expert-led topics include: – Commercial [Continue]

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