MEEA members attend the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Building Energy Codes Conference

11th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

October 20-22, 2020 - Virtual

The Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference brings together stakeholders from across the Midwest to discuss how best to discuss the advancement of energy codes in the region and best practices for raising compliance. This free annual conference provides an opportunity to network, engage in building science and policy discussions, and learn from leading experts about current and future trends. This year's conference is a live virtual event, taking place via zoom.

Registration is now open! Click here to register via Eventbrite.

Agenda Topics

  • The 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • COVID-19 Impacts
  • Stretch Codes
  • Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings
  • Energy Code Compliance
  • Benchmarking
  • And more!

The agenda and session descriptions have now been released. Click here to take a look.

Conference Overview

Tuesday, October 20

  • Session 1 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Informal Discussion - 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Session 2 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT 

Wednesday, October 21

  • Session 3 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Informal Discussion - 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Session 4 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT

Thursday, October 22

  • Session 5 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Informal Discussion - 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Session 6 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT



This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Links to join each session will be sent out via email to registrants and can also be found in your conference registration email.

City of Columbus Data Jam

In partnership with the City of Columbus and JadeTrack, MEEA is hosting a free Benchmarking Data Jam to help Columbus building owners and managers understand the importance of benchmarking, the requirements of the Columbus Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and how to enter data into benchmarking software. Participants will receive free, personalized, hands-on instruction and will leave having set up their buildings, entered energy consumption information into the proper software and learned how to submit the data to the City to meet the requirements of the Columbus Benchmarking Ordinance. All levels of knowledge and experience with benchmarking and energy management are welcome!

Click here to sign up - register early so we can help you prepare the information needed prior to the event. Contact Alison Lindburg ( with any questions


For more information about the event, please contact Nicole Westfall, Sr. Building Policy Associate (