Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Chicago, Illinois

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Efficiency Program Delivery


The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a nonprofit organization that works to promote energy efficiency in a 13-state region of the Midwestern United States. In 2019, MEEA collaborated with utilities, contractors, community organizations and real estate professionals to improve over 1,400 homes through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) platform. Additional accomplishments include:

  • Training 150 contractors through its Building Science Training Series on home performance techniques and offering continuing education units.
  • Making home efficiency features searchable in the MRED Multiple Listing Service by real estate agents and homebuyers, and promoted greater use of energy efficiency fields in real estate transactions.
  • Partnered with YouthBuild (a community program for disadvantaged youth) to provide energy efficiency education to young adults.
  • Marketed HPwES through multiple marketing channels, resulting in over 800,000 impressions.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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