MEEA in the News

BOMA Opposes Mayor’s Energy Plan

By Byron J. Rogal - GlobeSt.com

COD program trains vets for 'green collar' jobs

By Ed McMenamin - Downers Grove Reporter

In 2008, Downers Grove resident Paul Gawley had the best year of business in his career. But by December of that year, the work abruptly stopped as the economy grounded to a halt.

"Projects that were ready for groundbreaking, nothing happened," he said. "There was just a freeze in the capital."

Veterans program helps returning military transition into workforce

By Mary Beth Versaci -  My Suburban Life

Veteran Paul Gawley of Downers Grove worked for years in construction management after serving with the Naval Construction Battalion at the end of the Vietnam War.

But that changed around 2008, after the housing market collapsed and the real estate projects he was managing shut down.

Program offers job training to veterans

By Quan Truong - Chicago Tribune

Pilot program held at College of DuPage

Investment in efficiency can pay off from the start

By Rachel Abbey McCafferty - Crain's Cleveland Business

Companies in state energy program for manufacturers believe it's worth the effort

Each year, state officials estimate, Ohio companies that take part in the Energy Efficiency Program for Manufacturers save enough energy to power more than 30,000 homes.

That's equal to about $13 million in savings annually, said Chad Smith, deputy chief of the Office of Energy at the Ohio Development Services Agency.

MEEA's LEED Gold Office Space Featured in Northern Illinois Real Estate

By Steven J. Kismohr, AIA, LEED AP BD&C - Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine

First LEED Gold renovation in Chicago's historic Civic Opera Building.

CHICAGO — Renovation of office space or common areas can be a daunting prospect – where to start and what to invest in are often the two biggest questions. Although there are many decisions to make along the way, this article will highlight methods building owners and property managers can use when considering energy consumption goals and the means to achieve them.

IEA Winner Ohio Development Services Agency Wins Skeptics Hearts

by Jon Newberry, Staff Reporter - Business Courier

In Chicago, seeking the next bright ideas in energy efficiency

By Kari Lydersen - Midwest Energy News

CHICAGO — Working at the Michigan Public Service Commission in the 1990s, Martin Kushler would often end up at utility meetings where energy efficiency was discussed.

Social networking, education key to energy efficiency

By Kelly Pflaum - MEDILL

Energy consumers may start seeing more efficiency campaigns through their social network connections, as the future of energy efficiency expansion may rely increasingly on social networking and customer engagement, according to the CEO of ComEd in Chicago.