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2012 Indianapolis Codes Conference Recap

2012 Indianapolis Codes Conference Recap

MEEA hosted the 3rd Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 3rd and 4th, 2012.  There were nearly sixty attendees with representatives from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Michigan, along with several stakeholders from other regions of the country. The attendees [Continue]

September a Milestone Month for Illinois Home Performance

September a Milestone Month for Illinois Home Performance

Illinois Home Performance has had an exciting month and the program is pleased to announce that it has reached the following milestones: * MEEA, on behalf of DCEO, is seeking applications for training providers for its Building Science Training Series (BSTS) classes in program year 2012-13. Courses in this year’s BSTS will educate Illinois [Continue]

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

Using ACEEE’s 2012 Scorecard to Look Towards the Future

ACEEE released its 2012 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard where it grades states based on a variety of factors, including policies that have been put in place and funds that have been spent on energy efficiency. Midwestern highlights in the report, include: – 7 Midwestern states moved up in rankings- (Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, [Continue]

Policy Webinar Recap – The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years

The MEEA Policy Webinar- The Growth of Utility Energy Efficiency Programs in the Midwest over the Last Ten Years was held on Thursday, September 6th.  There were 112 people in attendance, which included commission staff, consultants, consumer advocates, nonprofits, and utilities. The webinar began with a brief overview from MEEA on the growth of [Continue]

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]

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