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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 Participates as Keynote Speaker during HUD’s Regional Multi-Family Meeting

Last month, select MEEA staff members participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Multi-Family Convening Meeting in Chicago. The event presented multiple aspects for multi-family buildings to save energy and participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. Stacey Paradis, Executive [Continue]

ACEEE: Minneapolis, Chicago Among America’s Most Energy Efficient Cities

ACEEE: Minneapolis, Chicago Among America’s Most Energy Efficient Cities

On Wednesday, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2015 City Scorecard, which ranks the energy efficiency of 51 large American cities in five program and policy areas –local government operations, community-wide initiatives, buildings, energy and water utilities and transportation. While Boston once again [Continue]

Building Operator Certification Illinois Veteran Program Spring Graduates

In April, three more veterans earned their Building Operator Certification (BOC) in Chicago and are now actively seeking new career opportunities. As part of the BOC program, MEEA and the State of Illinois connect unemployed and underemployed graduates with a network of Employment Partners who work to assist these veterans with career development. [Continue]

MEEA Presents at regional Greening of the Heartland Conference

MEEA’s Senior Technical Manager, Steve Kismohr, recently spoke at the 10th Annual Midwest Greening the Heartland / BUILDING Chicago Conference held September 9-11, at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Steve spoke on a panel entitled, “The Role of Advocacy, Alternative Power & Incentives in the Era of Clean Energy,” explaining the value [Continue]

City of Chicago Passes Benchmarking Ordinance

On September 11, 2013, the City of Chicago passed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure policy for public, commercial, and high rise residential buildings making it the ninth city in the U.S. and second city in the Midwest to pass this kind of ordinance. Building owners, investors, and operation managers in the City will now [Continue]

MEEA Presents at Chicago Green Drinks

Foresight Sustainable Business Alliance, in partnership with MEEA and other members of the Sustainable Impact Chicago- Business Group, present Green Drinks Business Edition “The State of Sustainable Business in Chicago”. With a down economy, rising energy costs, major governmental reorganization, and quickly evolving consumer attitudes, the [Continue]