MEEA Webinars

Stretch Code Adoption and Implementation in the Midwest

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2021-07-28T10:00:00 - 2021-07-28T11:00:00

Stretch codes can help municipalities or states ensure that newly constructed buildings are more energy efficient than base or model energy codes. This session will explain stretch code benefits and considerations, adoption process options, typical policy elements included and strategies for implementation like utility involvement. Whether you have never heard of a stretch code or just want to learn more, this session is important to anyone involved in improving the energy efficiency of buildings.

The Evolution of Income-Eligible Program Implementation

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2021-07-22T11:00:00 - 2021-07-22T12:30:00

Due to the economic impacts from the pandemic, a growing number of individuals – some of them, perhaps, for the first time – are experiencing hardship when it comes to utility bill payment. These consumers may fall outside of the traditional eligibility requirements and, therefore, can be unaware of the available assistance programs that their utility provider offers. How are utilities and related organizations bridging this gap as we transition out of pandemic procedures?

Moderated by: E’Lois Thomas, SEEL, LLC

Decarbonizing the Commercial Kitchen with Energy Efficient Equipment

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2021-06-30T11:00:00 - 2021-06-30T12:00:00

Energy efficiency and decarbonization used to be voluntary for foodservice operators, but that approach did not produce results fast enough. Now, many local and state governments, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Hawaii are enacting laws that mandate major carbon reductions by 2030 and call for a carbon neutral economy by 2050. These new laws will impact the design and operations of restaurants in new ways that have not been seen before.

Utility-Enabled Whole Building Data at Scale: It’s a Win-win


2021-05-26T12:00:00 - 2021-05-26T13:00:00

Think you know how to reduce building energy consumption in the U.S.? This webinar will prove there are solutions you have yet to imagine. In most markets, buildings are un- or under-managed assets, and we need to turn our conversations about what buildings consume and how they interact with the grid into real action at scale.  In this webinar, MEEA and Calico Energy share how the right stakeholders working together will change the way utilities interact with the built world.


Pivoting with Purpose: Achieving utilities’ future goals by innovating the outreach process

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2021-04-20T11:00:00 - 2021-04-20T12:00:00

Last year left a lasting mark on the work of energy, utility and sustainability leaders. The silver lining in this “year on pause,” however, is that it forced industry leaders to pivot to maintain generation and conservation goals and shift communications to their customer base. Moreover, multiple utilities still achieved their outreach goals and grew their positive reputations in their communities.

17th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards Webinar

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2021-03-23T15:30:00 - 2021-03-23T17:00:00

Raise a glass to the Midwest’s best and brightest at the 17th annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards virtual event. Join us to recognize your peers and celebrate the strides in our industry despite an unpredictable year.

The Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation.

Leveraging Online Channels for Success: A case study of successful Online Marketplace promotions

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2021-04-08T11:30:00 - 2021-04-08T12:30:00

Ameren Illinois has successfully leveraged its Online Marketplace during the ongoing pandemic. Learn what marketing and customer engagement strategies the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program used to promote its smart thermostat rebate to customers during a challenging and unprecedented year.


  • Stephanie Cole, Sr. Marketing Account Manager, CLEAResult
  • Cameron Fairbanks, Strategic Account Leader, EFI
  • Cheryl A. Miller, Energy Efficiency Advisor, Ameren Illinois Company

A Smartland Discussion - State Energy Planning: How to Prioritize Energy Efficiency

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2021-02-11T10:00:00 - 2021-02-11T11:30:00

With changing federal priorities, there is an increased focus and commitment to renewable energy, and many states and municipalities across the Midwest have already laid the groundwork for renewable energy futures. But to achieve these goals cost-effectively and equitably, energy efficiency is an essential component. How can states utilize energy efficiency planning to meet ambitious renewable energy goals without overextending or overinvesting important resources? Join MEEA and the Midwestern Governors Association for this thought-provoking discussion.

The Midwest Shoots, Does It Score? A Regional Status Update

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2021-02-02T10:00:00 - 2021-02-02T11:00:00

In 2020, the Midwest saw significant disruptions in the energy efficiency industry, and the need for greater energy affordability was made clear. Join MEEA for a deeper look at how the Midwest fared over the last year and a celebration of bright spots across the region through a peek at the 2021 Midwest Energy Efficiency Spotlight.