MEEA has created the Toolkit for Rural Energy Efficiency (TREE), an energy efficiency best-practices resource for energy cooperatives throughout the region. MEEA surveyed over 100 individuals at 85 regional rural electric cooperatives in an effort to provide an informational database representing co-ops across the region, and to ultimately provide resources to ensure their success in delivering effective energy efficiency programs. TREE's goal is to provide rural energy cooperatives with program ideas, resources, and tips on delivering successful and effective energy efficiency programs to their member-owners.
After thoroughly analyzing the data gathered throughout our research efforts, MEEA developed several outreach pieces, which include a formal report, a presentation, and a professional DVD video documenting the experiences of cooperatives in running and marketing programs which help their members save energy.
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The embedded video is part 1 of 4 of the TREE video. Links to the remaining parts below:
The full DVD contains this video, plus additional case study information and contact information for the cooperatives interviewed. It can be obtained via the contact information below.
TREE is currently available as a resource for energy cooperatives. For more information, to request a copy of the full TREE DVD, or to request a presentation of TREE at your cooperative or organization, please email Will Baker, MEEA Program Associate, or call him at 312.673.2489.
The TREE project has been made possible by the generous financial support of the RE-AMP Global Warming Strategic Action Fund and the Robertson Foundation, and the assistance of the Association of Illinois Electrical Cooperatives.