MEEA Webinars

Engaging Operations and Maintenance Staff in ESG and Building Performance Standard Compliance

2024-05-30T12:00:00 - 2024-05-30T13:00:00


As an increasing number of state and local governments enact benchmarking ordinances or building performance standards and more companies and investment funds adopt policies or programs that prioritize environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, there is a growing need for a workforce of well-trained building operators to help ensure compliance. Building operators make decisions and take actions to lower energy use, improve air quality and increase tenant comfort and satisfaction.

Are You Ready for a Data Jam? Benchmarking and the support programs that make it simple.

Jan 11 webinar

2024-01-11T12:00:00 - 2024-01-11T13:00:00


For cities that are considering adopting a benchmarking ordinance or are curious about what that entails, Katie Kaluzny with the Illinois Green Alliance will explain how to successfully implement a benchmarking ordinance and support building owners and operators with “Data Jams” and other programs. Ellen Sargent from the Chicago Housing Authority and Abby Zielinski from the Village of Oak Park, Illinois will highlight the benefits and outcomes of the Benchmarking efforts in their community.

Combined Heat and Power Systems in the Midwest: Examining Current Efforts and Opportunities for Growth

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2023-12-12T12:00:00 - 2023-12-12T13:00:00


Join us for a webinar that will dive into the Department of Energy’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs). The CHP TAPs promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. During this webinar, assistant director of the Midwest CHP TAP, Graeme Miller, will detail the technical capabilities of the CHP TAP through an overview of a typical CHP study.

Ductwork Remediation

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2023-12-05T10:00:00 - 2023-12-05T11:00:00


Join us for a free, hour-long webinar focusing on ductwork remediation with a focus on repairs that increase performance, efficiency and equipment life. During the presentation you will learn how to identify problems through symptoms, explore opportunities for simple redesigns and the benefits of insulation, sealing and accessories. This presentation will be led by Dave Charles from EMCOR Services Team Mechanical. The webinar will count towards one (1) BOC Continuing Education Unit.

Midwest ASHP Collaborative: Equitable Workforce Development

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2023-07-20T13:00:00 - 2023-07-20T14:00:00


Equitably developing a skilled workforce to install, maintain, and service air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) is crucial for the successful proliferation of this technology while expanding economic opportunities to underrepresented groups, frontline communities, and historically marginalized populations. ASHPs require a specific set of skills and knowledge that are not typically taught in traditional HVAC training programs.

Innovation in Energy Efficiency: Emerging Technologies in our Industry

June 22 Webinar Details

2023-06-22T10:00:00 - 2023-06-22T11:00:00


Emerging technologies offer new solutions to old problems. To foster better coordination across organizations supporting the research, development, demonstration, investment, and deployment of emerging building technologies for decarbonization, the Department of Energy is launching the National Emerging Technology Collaborative (NETC). Join us for this one-hour webinar to learn more about NETC as well as various emerging technologies from industry experts. Technologies covered will include air-to-water heat pumps, smart electrical panels and more. 


Building Capacity for Equity: How Buildings UP Can Transform the Midwest

June 8 Webinar Details

2023-06-08T12:30:00 - 2023-06-08T13:30:00


Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office (BTO), Buildings UP aims to build capacity to rapidly and equitably transform U.S. buildings through energy efficiency and efficient electrification updates, with a particular focus on frontline communities. During this webinar, we will delve into how Buildings UP can specifically benefit the Midwest region, how it can support sustainable and equitable building practices and guidance on how to apply successfully.

Midwest ASHP Collaborative: Electric Rates for Hybrid Air Source Heat Pumps in the Midwest

Midwest ASHP Collaborative Webinar

2023-06-01T13:00:00 - 2023-06-01T14:00:00


ASHPs are highly efficient space heating and cooling technology that offer an opportunity to electrify space heating. However, the increased customer bills associated with ASHP installations pose a challenge to widespread adoption.

This webinar will leave you with a better understanding of how electric rates are calculated, the modeling conducted to determine a way forward for ASHPs and rates in the Midwest, the importance of weatherization, and why providing lower rate for dual fuel ASHP systems aligns with rate design principles.

Air Leakage Testing and Verification for Existing Buildings Webinar

Air Leakage Testing and Verification for Existing Buildings Webinar

2023-06-14T13:30:00 - 2023-06-15T14:30:00


Join us for this free two-day webinar led by presenter Matt Belcher from Verdatek Solutions. We'll cover the damages air leakage can cause, new requirements and methods to perform air leakage testing on existing buildings as well as how to save energy through identification and mitigation. Please feel free to attend one or both of the sessions.

Each session will last one hour and will count towards one (1) BOC Continuing Education Unit.