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Recap: Train-the-Trainer Session for 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007

Recap: Train-the-Trainer Session for 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007

In early August, MEEA hosted a train-the-trainer session on the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 – 2007 building energy codes at the Science Museum of Minnesota.  The training was sponsored and funded by the US Department of Energy and hosted attendees from several Midwest states including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. The [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]

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]

David Eijadi Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award

David Eijadi Wins MEEA Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award

Chicago – David Eijadi, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Board Member and Principal of The Weidt Group, has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Chairman’s Award for his leadership and outstanding commitment to the growth of MEEA and the advancement of energy efficiency in the Midwest. Eijadi has served on the MEEA Board of [Continue]

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

MEEA Webinar on the State-of-the-Midwestern States

On Monday, December 13, MEEA held a Webinar that examined the 2010 election results and their implications for the upcoming legislative sessions in the 13 Midwestern states. Participating on the Webinar were MEEA’s Stacey Paradis and Kevin Cullather, the Midwest Governor’s Association’s Jesse Heier, and American Council for an Energy [Continue]

MN Fix-Up Fund Shows Strong Public Interest in EE

It took approximately five minutes to undo two weeks’ worth of work. After getting bids from contractors, digging through files and spending the better part of the evening before completing the loan application, my dreams of replacing the drafty old windows in my St. Paul house were dashed. Minnesota’s Fix-Up fund is a great deal [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]

ACEEE Scorecard Shows Mixed Results for Midwest

ACEEE Scorecard Shows Mixed Results for Midwest

The ACEEE 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today, shows big gains in energy efficiency throughout the country but also shows some areas that still need a lot of improvement.  In MEEA’s region, the results show some big winners (Minnesota in the Top 10, and Iowa and Wisconsin in the Top 15) but also some [Continue]

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