The MEECA Maven:  News and updates on Michigan's energy efficiency industry. September 2014
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Growing Stronger to Serve You Better

MEECA is Using the Power of Our 67 Members

Your state legislator is back home working hard in hopes of getting your vote.  Do you think they know your stand on energy efficiency?  If not, now is the perfect time to remind them of how the policy decisions made by the Michigan legislature back in 2008 have helped your business; helped your customers’ business; helped the state’s ecomony.
Contact your state Representative or state Senator and share your success!
On your behalf, MEECA has been hard at work making sure that the voice of energy efficiency contractors is heard while the legislature was in session.
On this the end of MEECA’s first year of existence, we now count 67 members!  These members are providing us power to advocate for energy efficiency.
After the very successful Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day, MEECA staff continued meeting with legislators, tracking proposed energy legislation and participating in discussions on what our future energy policies will be.
In this month’s Maven, we highlight the events on September 17,  including the statement made by MEECA executive director, Brindley Byrd.  We will also share information about packages of energy bills being considered and give an update on Michigan’s proposed residential building code.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for MEECA’s 1st Annual Banquet where we will recognize our Founding Members and the accomplishments this association has made in this, our first year. 

There is Power in Numbers!
As always, thank you for your support.  


Brindley Byrd
Executive Director 

Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day

Celebrating Michigan’s Energy Efficiency Industry

The time is now to remind and inform state legislators of the impact energy efficiency has had to Michigan’s businesses, citizens and environment.  Three of the Midwest’s leading energy advocacy organizations worked together and organized the Michigan Energy Efficiency Expo & Capital Day.  September 17, 2014 was a day dedicated to celebrating Michigan’s energy efficiency industry, which saw 42 exhibitors set-up displays in Michigan’s Capitol Building. 
The day’s message:  Energy efficiency is working for Michigan!
Read a full report of the day including participating companies and organizations…


Michigan’s Aggressive Pursuit of Energy Policy

Three Packages of Bills to Consider 

MEECA has been hard at work tracking three packages of energy bills currently under discussion in the Michigan legislature.  One package was released one day before the scheduled recess was to begin.  Taken individually, each of these three efforts is substantial.  Consideration of all three at the same time is darn right overwhelming.  We are always watching to see that energy efficiency remains a high priority in all discussions and are working through the details of the various recommendations and provisions.

Read a summary report issued by MEECA on these efforts…   

Select Events to Attend

PACE Contractor Trainings

Lean & Green Michigan has organized a series of trainings to give contractors information on how to best use PACE financing for their projects. These seminars are being held throughout the state now through the end of October.  Click here for more information.

Michigan Innovators Gala 2014

Hosted by the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) this annual event recognizes innovators in Michigan's energy industry. This event will be held on November 12, 2014 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.  Click here to register.   

Trade Ally Tuesdays

Organized by the Efficiency UNITED team, these technical training sessions are FREE to contractors. Attendees will get up-to-date technical information as well as important program information from Efficiency UNITED staff.  Click here to register.

Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference

Hosted by NextEnergy, the Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference is coming to Lansing, MI on November 19, 2014.  Click here to register.


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For more information please contact Brindley Byrd at 517-203-9180  or
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