Ian Blanding

Ian Blanding

Contact

iblanding@mwalliance.org

312.784.7269

Building Policy Manager

Ian Blanding is a Building Policy Manager for MEEA’s Building Energy Codes Team. In his role, Ian tracks and disseminates new information about energy code policies, develops technical resources and provides assistance to state and municipal governments within the Midwest during the adoption process of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Prior to joining MEEA, he worked as a policy advisor for a mayoral campaign in Cincinnati, OH, where he helped develop innovative and progressive policies to improve the urban framework. Ian also worked as the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Grand Haven, MI, where he made strides in improving and promoting municipal sustainability initiatives.

He holds a Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Cincinnati and a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Ian is an avid marathon runner, and enjoys spending time in nature while backpacking, hiking and biking.

Author Latest Articles

Want Buildings that Stand Up to Extreme Weather? Stronger Energy Codes Can Help

According to the Weather Channel, the Plains and Midwest states have had the most extreme and record-breaking weather of any region in 2019. From the…

Home Energy Rating Variability Study

Home energy ratings are experiencing a growing role in energy code compliance. HERS Raters, in particular, often provide third-party verification…

That’s a Wrap: 8th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

Building efficiency experts from around the Midwest convened in Ann Arbor, MI on November 15-16 for the 8th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes…

Building Standards Help Lincoln, NE Go Green

On July 12, Lincoln Nebraska Mayor Chris Beutler released a draft environmental plan highlighting opportunities for the city and residents to meet…

Building Controls: The Next Code Compliance Opportunity

Building system controls that automate the use of HVAC, lighting and ventilation systems in commercial buildings continue to become more…

Conference Recap: 7th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

The MEEA Codes team took their talents to Cleveland, OH where they held the 7th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference from November 15…