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Building Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure is Adopted by the City of Minneapolis

On Friday, the City of Minneapolis announced the adoption of a new ordinance, which requires public disclosure of commercial building energy consumption data to consumers and potential purchasers. The ordinance, unanimously passed by the Minneapolis City Council, is the first Commercial Building Rating and Disclosure Ordinance to be enacted the [Continue]

MEEA assists with Home Energy Certification programs

Currently, The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is assisting the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy (MDNR-DE) in facilitating a stakeholder process to develop a state-specific voluntary home energy certification program. Previously, MEEA completed similar tasks for the Illinois Department of Commerce and [Continue]

City of Minneapolis Building Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Ordinance Passes First Hurdle

Currently under consideration by the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota is an ordinance which mandates disclosure of public and large commercial building yearly energy consumption. Following a unanimous vote by the Council’s Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee, the ordinance will be considered for adoption by the full City Council on [Continue]

Minneapolis considers mandatory energy use disclosure for city’s biggest users

Minneapolis considers mandatory energy use disclosure for city’s biggest users

The following is an original post by Alison Lindburg with Fresh Energy.  The original posting can be viewed here. If you’ve cut your family’s energy and water use at home, you know your efforts have saved money and helped the environment. But have you wondered if owners of those big buildings in downtown Minneapolis are following [Continue]

MEEA pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Building Science Training Series through Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

MEEA, on behalf of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Building Science Training Series through Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. This unique training series aims to help residential contractors and energy auditors prepare for participation in Illinois Home Performance, [Continue]

Utilities eye greater role in building codes

Utilities eye greater role in building codes

Building inspectors could soon have a new ally to assist with code enforcement: the local utility. With several states adopting new energy codes at a time when cash-strapped building departments are already spread thin, there’s concern that lack of funding for training and enforcement could cause compliance to lag. Meanwhile, many utilities are [Continue]

BOC Veterans Training Update

The BOC Veterans Pilot at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL finished with a media blitz that included two local TV news stations airing segments about the pilot. The TV segments include an interview with Michael Wright, one of the veterans that earned the certification. A few dozen news websites posted stories about the [Continue]

New K-12 Direct Install Program has filled 25% of the available slots for the 2012-2013 Program Year!

Since its launch on November 1, 2012, MEEA’s new Direct Install Program has already slated 25% of the available public school openings for the 2012-2013 Program Year.  Through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) State Energy Office, the Direct Install Program brings FREE gas and electric energy [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]

Illinois Adopts 2012 IECC Code

Illinois became the first state in the country to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as its mandatory statewide building energy code, set to take effect January 1, 2013¹.  The 2012 IECC was adopted in its entirety, with minor adjustments on the residential code, after the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules [Continue]

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