MEEA Webinars

Virtual Power Plants in the Heartland: How VPPs are Impacting the Midwest

2024-07-30T10:00:00 - 2024-07-30T11:00:00


Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) have been incorporated into many energy grids across the United States providing assistance to an already strained energy grid. Regulations and policy can dictate how effective VPPs can be. Join us in this webinar to understand what the drivers and barriers in the Midwest are for VPPs, and how scalable and replicable it is in the region, taking lessons learned from other parts of the country.


Daikin Field Performance Research - Variable Capacity Heat Pumps

2024-07-17T11:00:00 - 2024-07-17T12:00:00


Daikin Comfort Technologies, a manufacturer of heat pumps and other HVAC products, is conducting research into the field performance of inverter or variable capacity heat pumps.  Daikin’s research uses data gathered from cloud connected systems installed all over North America. Currently, their research seeks to determine how well installed systems perform compared to their energy efficiency ratings.  Other insights are possible from this powerful data source, and future research projects are now being planned.

Putting the Work in Workforce Development: Overcoming Systemic Barriers for a Diverse Workforce

2024-06-05T14:00:00 - 2024-06-05T15:00:00


Workforce development (WFD) is the energy efficiency industry’s biggest opportunity to meet supplier diversity goals, reach communities considered disadvantaged by the Justice40 initiatives, and impact diverse communities with family sustaining jobs and generational wealth building opportunities. Nearly 8 million clean energy jobs will be added worldwide by 2030 and funding is on the rise for on-the-job and classroom-based training opportunities to develop the new workforce.

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.