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16th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards – Leadership

richard Mark accepting the award

The Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation. The Inspiring Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award is presented to the organization or individual who has served as a strong leader in support of energy efficiency in their city, state, region, company or community. Candidates may include state and local political leaders, regulatory officials, legislators, state agency directors, corporations or other policymakers who have been exceptional in their support of energy efficiency. Thank you to all of this year’s applicants in the Leadership category: Gary B. Stanley…

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2020 Inspiring Efficiency Award Winners

Richard Mark Receiving the 2019 Leadership Award

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is excited to announce the winners of the 16th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards, honoring leaders and innovators in the energy efficiency community across five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Innovation and Marketing. 2019 has been a great year for advancing energy efficiency throughout the Midwest and MEEA is proud to recognize so many impactful individuals, organizations and programs. This year’s winners are: Leadership: Senator Megan Hunt Education: School Energy Manager Project (SEMP), Kentucky School Boards Association Impact: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's Light Up Avondale Program Innovation: ComEd, Virtual Commissioning Program Innovation: Focus on…

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Policymakers Ask: What Are EE Jobs?

Construction worker assesses building structure.

During the MEEA policy team’s meetings with legislators, regulators and advocates this fall, staff were frequently asked about energy efficiency’s economic impact. Regardless of political affiliation, district demographics or policy priorities, all lawmakers wanted a deeper understanding of how energy efficiency creates jobs and what the sector’s impact is on the local economy. This blog answers policymakers’ most frequently asked questions. What is an EE job? There are energy efficiency jobs in many career fields. There are jobs in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, lighting, appliances and building materials. Architects with advanced degrees are needed, as are highly skilled mechanics and data managers. Across America, the…

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