COVID-19 Resources

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COVID Quick Links:

 

Social distancing may prevent us from collaborating the same as we have in the past, but we're working hard to continue to be a resource to our members and the greater energy efficiency industry. We heard your requests and realized the need to make information related to the COVID-19 pandemic readily available and easily accessible, so we created this page to provide a one-stop destination to resolve your questions and concerns.

If you have a helpful resource you'd like to share amongst the community, or would like to suggest something you've seen a need for, please reach out to Membership & External Relations Director Jen Rhodes at jrhodes@mwalliance.org. We'll continue to update this page on a rolling basis as we learn more.

Upcoming Webinars

We’re working on tracking innovations to program delivery to share on a webinar(s) in the coming months. If you have new ways that you’re offering programs to customers, please reach out to Jen Rhodes. We’d love to hear your creative solutions to offer energy efficiency to customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MEEA Resources

Webinar Recordings:

Blogs: 

Job Loss Maps: See a regional summary and state-by-state breakdown of the last six months of Midwestern EE jobs data hereMidwest COVID-19 job loss map

MEEA In the News

Additional Resources

 

MEEA does not lobby, but wanted to offer these opportunities to our members courtesy of the Alliance to Save Energy and Building Performance Association:

Online Contractor Trainings

Building Performance Institute

Healthy Home Evaluator Certification

Prerequisites Required: Hold, and maintain, an active BPI Building Analyst (BA), Multifamily Building Analyst, Energy Auditor (EA) or Quality Control Inspector (QCI) certification.

Building Science Principles Certificate of Knowledge

  • Description: Learn about how various components of a home, including HVAC, building envelope, ventilation, lighting and appliances interact and impact the home’s overall performance. 
  • Link: http://www.bpi.org/certificate
  • Exam Fee: $99
  • CEUs: 6 BPI CEUs
  • Prerequisites: N/A

 

Upcoming Webinar – Building Effective Management Skills

 

Performance Systems Development

Performance Systems Development has several online trainings scheduled in the coming months.  Course topics include ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Rater. For more information visit http://psdconsulting.com/calendar/

Slipstream

Slipstream offers several low-cost, on-demand webinars on topics including smart thermostats, attic configurations and ductless heat pumps. The webinars are free to view, but attendees can pay a small fee to take the associated quizzes to earn CEUs. For more information, visit: https://slipstreaminc.org/resources/webinars-videos

Building Performance Association

Energy Circle

Energy Circle is working to provide contractors guidance surrounding COVID-19 communication strategies. For more information and to access the contractor resources, visit https://www.energycircle.com/resources-responding-covid-19.

Southface

Southface offers several low-cost and no-cost on-demand online technical training courses. Topics include high-efficiency insulation, lighting, duct sealing and more. For more information, visit https://southface.learnupon.com/store?page=1.

Southface is also hosting several free webinars focused on ventilation, conditioned crawlspaces, ducted mechanical systems and more. For more information, visit: https://www.southface.org/education/online-training/

Blue House Energy

Blue House Energy offers affordable online trainings including Building Science Basics, Healthy Indoor Environment, Understanding HVAC Systems and more. The price of each course ranges between $50 and $200, with BPI CEUs available. For more information, visit: https://bluehouseenergy.com/courses/available-courses