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MEEA Wins Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

MEEA Wins Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

On November 1st MEEA was presented with the Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for work done in 2015 on the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. During 2015, BOC was able to continue the success of the veterans program and fill a gap in the market by offering a new pilot BOC training for operations and maintenance [Continue]

MEEA Presents at AEA’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference

MEEA Presents at AEA’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference

MEEA successfully gave a workshop style presentation on energy data acquisition at the Affordable Energy Association’s 2015 Multifamily Buildings Conference in Brooklyn, NY on October 28-30, 2015. Together with Ellen M. Sargent, Chicago Housing Authority; and Ryan Snow, USGBC National; Steve Kismohr from MEEA brought concepts and related [Continue]

Illinois Legislative Breakfast Shows Benefits of Efficiency for Businesses, Schools and More

Illinois Legislative Breakfast Shows Benefits of Efficiency for Businesses, Schools and More

On April 29, MEEA held a Legislative Breakfast event at Café Moxo in downtown Springfield, IL. The breakfast, attended by around 40 participants, including several state legislators, showcased businesses and organizations implementing energy efficiency programs, highlighting in particular the economic benefit derived directly from such programs. [Continue]

BOC Success Story: Duluth Public Schools

BOC Success Story: Duluth Public Schools

In April 2014, Dave Spooner, Supervisor of Maintenance & Construction at Duluth Public School District, enrolled six building operators in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) class in Cloquet, MN. As a supervisor, Dave was interested in the BOC program because it helps empower the employee and gets them thinking critically about energy [Continue]

BOC Veterans Program Proud to Support US Veterans

BOC Veterans Program Proud to Support US Veterans

The State of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) have teamed up to help unemployed and underemployed military veterans in Illinois earn the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC®) and transition to civilian careers in facilities management. BOC [Continue]

BOC Grads: Help with Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance Reporting

Sunday, June 1 2014 marks the first deadline for the City of Chicago’s Benchmarking Ordinance for facilities over 250,000 square feet to report their energy use. The ordinance’s intention is to assist building owners understand their current, annual energy consumption and be able to use information to make more informed management decisions. [Continue]

BOC Illinois Maintenance Fair

Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:00-5:00pm CDT Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 20 N. Wacker Dr, Suite 1301, Chicago, IL 60606 MEEA is hosting the Illinois BOC Credential Maintenance Fair on May 22 from 1:00-5:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of continued education and networking as we cover topics ranging from the new Benchmarking Ordinance in Chicago [Continue]

MEEA Recruiting BOC Instructors

Why Become an Instructor? Over 100 BOC classes are held each year in the Midwest and as the number grows, MEEA is always looking for instructors who are passionate about what they do. Teaching BOC is a great opportunity to keep your finger on the pulse of the market, while sharing your knowledge with others [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]

Iowa General Services Administration 100% BOC Certification

Iowa General Services Administration 100% BOC Certification

One hundred percent, the minimum we strive for when accomplishing small or large goals, is a number the Iowa General Services Administration (GSA) Property Management staff knows very well. The General Service Administration, Iowa Field Office graduates are the following facilities technicians: Chad Barr Warren Faulkner Roger Foster Rick Greve [Continue]

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