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Illinois Peer Exchange Highlights Success of EE Programs

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its Fall 2012 Peer Exchange Tuesday and Wednesday at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event consisted of updates and highlights of the myriad diverse energy programs running in the state of Illinois, combined with plenty of networking opportunities. David Baker, Energy [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]

Kentucky Poised to Move Forward in Implementing Governor’s Energy Strategy

Kentucky Poised to Move Forward in Implementing Governor’s Energy Strategy

In January 2011, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) contracted MEEA to manage a two and half year stakeholder process under a cooperative agreement with US Department of Energy.  MEEA’s role is to bring together stakeholders from all sectors to assess efforts by Kentucky’s local utilities, industry and [Continue]

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

Joliet couple first in county to get energy conservation certification

The following post was written by Julie Johnson with Journatic News Service.  The original publishing of the story can be read here.  Georgene Jaback and Bob Woods, of Joliet, are the first homeowners in Will County to earn an Energy Star Silver Certificate for energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Jaback and Woods were inspired [Continue]

Behavior Change: The Most Difficult Barrier to Overcome to Save Energy

Americans seem to agree that saving energy is important but then don’t always do their part to make it happen. In a recent poll funded by the Joyce Center and conducted by the Associated Press-National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago Center (NORC), most of the people polled understand how they can effectively [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]

MEEA Top Tier in Chicago Green Office Challenge

MEEA Top Tier in Chicago Green Office Challenge

MEEA was recognized for achieving the 1st tier of the Chicago Green Office Challenge and was given an award for our achievements in greening our new office by implementing sustainable office practices.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Karen Weigert, the Chief Sustainability Officer at the City of Chicago, distributed the awards and acknowledged all the [Continue]

Ohio Adopts More Efficient Building Code

After more than four years of debates and compromises between advocates, builders, and other stakeholders, the state of Ohio has finally adopted a newer, more energy efficient residential building code. The new code will save both energy and money for the homeowners. The new residential code joins the recently adopted commercial code. The adoption [Continue]

Energy Efficiency Strategies to Assist Lagging States

In October 2011, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released the fifth edition of its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. While the states ranked near the top of the scorecard are often praised for their rankings, other states are often left asking why are they near the bottom of the scorecard and what can [Continue]

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