8th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

MEEA Conferences


Ann Arbor, MI

You are invited to attend the 8th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference!

Please join MEEA and building stakeholders across the Midwest for the region's premier energy codes conference! This FREE annual conference provides an opportunity to network, engage in building science and policy discussions, and learn from leading experts about current and future trends. 


The Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference is a free event. 

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Online registration will close Monday, November 13. Day-of registration will be available at the event. Day-of registrants will not be eligible for the networking dinner as space is limited.

Location & Accommodations

Weber's Inn
3050 Jackson Rd,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Reserve your room at the conference hotel by following this link and entering "MEEA112017" in the group code box. To book at the discounted government rate, call (734) 769-2500 and mention MEEA.

Space is limited at the $129.00/night discounted rate.

Getting to the Conference 

Airport: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

Travel Options from Airport: The Detroit Metro Airport is located approximately halfway in between Detroit and Ann Arbor, so there are several convenient transportation options to get from the airport to Weber’s Inn Hotel. Learn more about cost, time and directions to get from the airport to the hotel.

getting to the codes conference

Travel Stipends for Government Officials

Limited travel support will be available to state and local code officials. Please note that you wish to apply for travel funds when registering and MEEA will respond with a confirmation email.

Conference at a Glance

Here's a preview of what you can look forward to at the conference (final agenda to be released soon):


We'll kick things off with an inspiring discussion from a builder and engineer on how they cost-effectively construct net zero energy buildings at a market rate. We will then hear about how to effectively engage residential buyers, sellers and appraisers through communication and policy techniques. After lunch, we will learn about the newly created model energy code (2018 IECC) and better understand how to assist states and jurisdictions with the adoption of the 2018 IECC. To wrap up the day, we will gain insight on best practices for successful compliance collaboratives and learn strategies to measure and enforce commercial energy code compliance.


The second day of the conference will begin with a look into big data to help us learn about common trends in residential construction as it pertains to the energy code.  We will then hear from experts on the next generation of energy codes based on recently adopted stretch codes for both commercial and residential buildings. To finish out the conference, we will wrap our heads around the energy savings potential in the existing building market and learn about ways to tap this potential through new technologies and programs.