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Do People Support Efficiency? Depends on How You Ask

The following is an original post by Ken Paulman, editor of Midwest Energy News. Back in July, Rasmussen Reports conducted a poll that found 67 percent of Americans oppose new efficiency standards for light bulbs (Yes, I know, another light bulb post. Bear with me). But yesterday, a poll conducted by the Natural Resources Defense [Continue]

Houses That Work Educational Series Being Offered in Ohio

The Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) will be offering Houses That Work™ training sessions in 5 different locations in Ohio at the end of September. Houses That WorkTM is a nationally acclaimed training and education program and is based on years of field research from the Department of Energy’s Building America Program. Houses [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]

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]

Leaders Gather to Celebrate Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Success Story

Leaders Gather to Celebrate Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Success Story

Ohio’s role as an energy efficiency leader will be spotlighted today at the 2011 Ohio Energy Expo, an event hosted by MEEA with sponsorship from JACO Environmental, Inc. Energy stakeholders and policymakers from throughout Ohio will gathered at the Statehouse today from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to celebrate Ohio’s progress and highlight [Continue]

Ohio Embraces New Building Codes

Ohio Embraces New Building Codes

On March 7th, the Ohio Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations approved the adoption of a new set of building codes that includes the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for non-residential buildings.  The JCARR approval is the last step of a multi-year long process in securing approval for an upgrade to the [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]

Better Life: Ohio School District Saves Much-Needed Money With Energy Efficiency

Better Life: Ohio School District Saves Much-Needed Money With Energy Efficiency

The following post is an original piece from the National Resources Defense Council Staff Blog – Switchboard If you’d open the website of the Lakota, Ohio School District last week, the first thing you would have noticed, center-page, were the words “Lakota Budget Reductions” spelled out in bold letters. The district, situated [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]

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]

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