The MEECA Maven:  News and updates on Michigan's energy efficiency industry. Fall 2014
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New Leadership.  Same Goal. 

MEECA Elects New Leaders for 2014/205

The Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA) is pleased to announce our 2014/2015 board of directors.  These men and women work for companies that are leaders in Michigan’s energy efficiency industry.  Under their leadership, MEECA will move ahead with our goal to see that Michigan has the most robust energy efficiency industry in the nation. 

Congratulations to our incoming board!

President:  Brad Bartholomew, Energy Savings Services
Vice-President:  Amanda Godward, Ecotelligient Homes
Treasurer:  Todd O’Grady, MI Saves
Secretary:  Shelley Sullivan, Energy Sciences
At-Large:   Ryan Oswald, Pure Eco Environmental Solutions
                  Alex Van Rijn, Building Performance Solutions
                  Bryan Houck, Vantaura Energy Services
                  Walt Dindoffer, Development Solutions                                   
                  Pete Kiser, Behler-Young
                  Mark Allen, DNV GL
                  Shannon Morrow, SEEL
On behalf of our members I want to thank these individuals for their commitment and service to Michigan’s energy efficiency industry.



Brindley Byrd
Executive Director 

Business Enhancement Series 

Efficiency UNITED Starts Series to Enhance Energy Efficiency Businesses

Register now to attend the first in a series dedicated to enhancing the business practices of Michigan’s energy efficiency contractors being held on Tuesday, December 16 from Noon – 4:30PM at the Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo.
Efficiency UNITED turned to the Green Team Coalition, who tapped expertise held with MEECA members, to create a series of programs dedicated to enhancing businesses serving the Michigan’s energy efficiency industry. The Business Enhancement Series will roll out programs providing information on how to improve your business practices and take full advantage of Michigan’s growing energy efficiency market.
Contact either CLEAResult Trade Ally Coordinators for more information:
                        Jeff Filek            (517) 243-9946   
                        Jim Quain            (517) 525-5815  

MEECA Recommends Adoption of 2015 IRC

Energy Efficiency Protects Public’s Health and Safety 

In a statement read at public meeting held on December 10, 2014 by the Bureau of Construction Codes,  MEECA’s board recommends adoption of the 2015 International Residential Code to be used as the model for Michigan’s next residential code. 
Citing data from the International Energy Agency that energy efficient housing is healthier and safer for occupants, MEECA states, “Housing which is more energy efficient is housing that is more healthy and safe for occupants.” 
Read full statement here.

Yet Further Proof MI’s EE Industry is On Target


MPSC Issues Their 2014 EO Report 

Once again Michigan’s Energy Optimization (EO) programs have proven to be successful.  In their report issued last month and covering the 2013 program year, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) reports, “In 2013, EO program savings achieved for electric utility providers were 132 percent of the target…” and the savings achieved for natural gas utility providers were 121 percent.  

DTE Events to Introduce 2015 C&I Program Information

Plan to Attend 1 of 4 Events

DTE Energy's Energy Efficiency Program for Business announces four (4) 2015 Program Kickoff Meetings to be held a various locations throughout Southeast Michigan:
  1. Jan. 8 – 8:30-11:30a.m. Somerset Inn, Troy
  2. Jan. 8 – 1:30-4:30p.m. Somerset Inn, Troy
  3. Jan. 9 – 8:30-11:00am Holiday Inn, Southgate
  4. Jan. 14 – 8:30-11:00am Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
MEECA will be exhibiting and giving a brief legislative update at each of these meetings. 
Click here to register.  Registration Deadline January 7, 2015

Michigan’s Big 2 Utilities Investigate Savings Gain in New Construction

A Special Article by Irvin Poke

DTE and Consumers Energy have begun a study looking at opportunities to work with new construction home builders to increase the energy performance of houses that are built or designed below current energy code requirements.
Irvin Poke, Director of the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes talks about this project in an article he wrote.
Read full article here.  

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