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Illinois Home Performance Celebrates Four 2014 Century Club Contractors

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity are proud to announce that four Participating Contractors have been awarded the 2014 Century Club Contractor Award by the Department of Energy and the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. These companies are among “180 [Continue]

Ohio Energy Efficiency Expo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT Statehouse (Atrium Room), Columbus, OH The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is hosting the Ohio Energy Efficiency Expo to highlight the positive impact of the energy efficiency industry on the state’s economy. The Ohio Energy Efficiency Expo will demonstrate the benefits to consumers, [Continue]

Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR receives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy efficiency information and services to its customers. DCEO’s [Continue]

MEEA assists the State of Illinois to Complete a Building Energy Benchmarking Pilot

MEEA has been actively involved with the State of Illinois, supporting their legislative mandate, Public Act 096-0896, to create a benchmarking and building energy labeling pilot. Working with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board and Department of Central Management Services led to the energy tracking, or benchmarking, of 17 buildings [Continue]

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

As of December, over 185,000 energy efficient light bulbs, holiday strands, and nightlights are brightening Illinois households through Lights for Learning student fundraisers! In this school year alone, 58 organizations hosted Lights for Learning® fundraisers, launching the program past the 1,000 fundraiser mark. One of the fundraisers, [Continue]

Energy Savings From System Efficiency Improvements in Iowa’s HVAC SAVE Program

Energy Savings From System Efficiency Improvements in Iowa’s HVAC SAVE Program Prepared for: Building America Building Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy U.S. Department of Energy Prepared by: S. Yee, J. Baker, L. Brand, J. Wells Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance [Continue]

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

More than 1,500 youth and 600 adults exercised their efficiency knowledge at the Lights for Learning booth at the Illinois State Fair in August—many were drawn by the ever-popular energy bike. Heavy family foot traffic made for a very active nine days under the big top where, for the sixth year, Lights for Learning had [Continue]

MEEA Participates in the IL DCEO Peer Exchange

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its 2013 annual peer exchange August 28-29, 2013 at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event provided updates on DCEO’s recent partnerships to advance energy efficiency. Mel Nickerson, Deputy Director DCEO- Illinois Energy Office, kicked off the exchange by providing [Continue]

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]

Minnesota PUC Solicits Input on Data Privacy

At its May 30 meeting, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) solicited public comments on its Inquiry Into Privacy Policies of Rate-Regulated Energy Utilities (docket CI-12-1344). A wide array of issues regarding consumer energy data, collected by regulated utilities, was discussed. One of the main issues pertained to the availability [Continue]

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