The Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA) is a member-driven trade association working to ensure that Michigan has the most robust, reliable, sustainable, and predictable energy efficiency industry in the nation.More
Only 30 more days until MEECA’s 3rd Annual Summer Golf Outing!
The sale of foursomes is picking up. Register today for one of the EE industry’s best networking events of the year. Details are available at the event website.
And don’t forget to check out our remaining sponsorships. While all major sponsorships have sold out, there are still options available at other price points. This is a great way to market your company!
LANSING, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bills 650 and 651, with bipartisan support, to continue the Dropout Recovery Program, which encourages school districts to identify students who have dropped out of school and enroll them in a specialized program to help finish their high school degree.More
LANSING – Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awarded 20 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities.“This round of rural development grants has turned out to be one of the most diverse yet,” said MDARD Director Gary McDowell. “Just look at that list. Funds will be helping to develop or support everything from infrastructure and community gardens to craft beverages and beehives. With every round of grants, not only are we making an impact on rural areas in Michigan, but we’re also learning just how much is going on in our state, and how much it has to offer.”The department received 110 proposals with requests totaling more than $8.4 million. Of those, MDARD awarded the following 20 projects totaling $1,400,241, leveraging a match of more than $2.3 million:More
With six weeks to go until our 6th Annual Banquet & Awards Celebration, sponsorship and ticket sales are picking up. Don’t forget to register for the Michigan EE industry’s most anticipated networking opportunity of the year!
Reminder to MEECA members: The deadline for submitting award nominations is COB Friday, February 14th. If you have questions about the nominating process, contact David Gard at david@meeca.More
Left to Right: Bali Kumar (Lean & Green Michigan), Shelley Sullivan (Energy Sciences), David Gard (MEECA), Energy Committee Chairman Rep. Joseph Bellino, Mary Templeton (Michigan Saves), Alex Van Rijn (Building Performance Solutions)More
Left: Attendees tour a PACE project site; Right: Members talk with MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg.
As a nonprofit trade association, MEECA is required by law to conduct an annual membership meeting to elect new board members and officers. This is also a time to review recent accomplishments and set new goals for the coming year. The 2019 Annual Meeting was held on October 29th in downtown Lansing. More than 30 people participated. After organizational business was finished, MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg shared her current priorities and answered questions from our members. In particular, she described the MPSC’s recently announced MI Power Grid stakeholder initiative. She encouraged MEECA to actively participate in this multi-year effort focused on Michgian’s clean energy transition.More
3:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019
This month MEECA members and guests will gather for the annual membership meeting. The program—sponsored by Development Solutions Midwest—will feature a conversation with MPSC Chairman Sally Talberg (tentative) and a case study of a nearby PACE project. Members will also receive a brief organizational report and learn results of the board election.
We will convene at the Michigan Environmental Council’s historic office located at 602 W. Ionia Ave. in downtown Lansing. After touring the PACE project site just down the block, attendees will head to Lansing Brewing Co. for networking until 7:00 p.m.More
MEECA is co-hosting an upcoming conference in Detroit focused on achieving deep energy savings and on-site renewable generation in commercial retrofits and new construction. The event will take place during 8:30-5:00 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Jam Handy, 2900 E. Grand Blvd.More
Image: MEECA members enjoying a fine summer day at Hawk Hollow Golf Course.
Eighty-four people participated in this year’s Summer Golf Outing on July 10th. For the third straight year, Hawk Hollow’s popular course provided the backdrop and the weather cooperated fully. Following the 18-hole scramble, the day ended with an awards reception in the clubhouse. Once again the annual fundraiser combined valuable networking with the chance to enjoy the Michigan summer in a beautiful setting. Pictures from this year’s Golf Outing are available at the MEECA website.More