Ian Blanding

Ian Blanding

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iblanding@mwalliance.org

312.784.7269

Senior Building Policy Associate

Ian Blanding is the Senior Building Policy Associate 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

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…

Wisconsin Commercial Energy Code Veers Off Course

Despite holding several meetings over the last eight months about the proposed 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)/ASHRAE Standard 90.…

Ohio Adopts New Commercial Energy Code

In January 2016, the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) began discussing the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)/ASHRAE Standard…

Columbia, MO Adopts 2015 Energy Code

On Monday, June 6, 2016 the Columbia City Council voted to adopt the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as written, to regulate…