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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. In the 13-state region, MEEA drives the adoption of sound energy policy, promotes and pilots emerging technologies and facilitates program best practices.

MEEA designs and/or facilitates regionally coordinated energy efficiency programs, including: 

  • Building Operator Certification (BOC) – a professional development program for operations and maintenance staff working in public and commercial buildings, consisting of a series of training courses on the energy and resource efficient operation of buildings;
  • Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, a statewide whole home program that aims to improve the comfort, safety, efficiency and value of Illinois homes; 
  • Lights for Learning (L4L) is MEEA's premiere energy efficiency education program for K-12 students, fusing opportunities for hands-on education, fundraising, and community involvement;
  • Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP) a modified direct install program through which qualified Illinois public facilities receive free energy saving products and a suite of materials and incentives to make deeper energy retrofits possible;
  • the Lighting Utility Midwest Exchange Network (Midwest LUMEN) a collaborative network that connects utility program administrators, planners and others throughout the region to leverage resources, engage in strategic planning, and coordinate program efforts;
  • HVAC SAVE, a residential quality installation and quality maintenance program based on innovative training and software.




Help the Alliance advocate for policies to use energy more efficiently – supporting job creation, reduced emissions, and lower costs. Contact your member of Congress.


Energy efficiency is smart, nonpartisan, and practical. So are we. Our strength comes from an unparalleled group of Alliance Associates working collaboratively under the Alliance umbrella to pave the way for energy efficiency gains.


The power of efficiency is in your hands. Supporting the Alliance means supporting a vision for using energy more productively to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability, and reliability.