Energy Efficiency is the cheapest form of energy generation.
MEI works to raise awareness and increase utilization of energy efficiency.
The MEI Board has selected energy efficiency as a focus area as it is the most cost-efficient way to reduce the cost of delivering energy. It is the first step to reduce costs for consumers. MEI has worked to achieve this through the administration of Property Assessed Clean Energy programs, learning opportunities provided through the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Energy Efficiency, facilitating the initial Missouri Energy Efficiency Statewide Collaborative, collaborations to support Kansas City and St. Louis Building Energy Exchanges, and producing a variety of resources.
MEI's Energy Efficiency Committee
The Energy Efficiency Committee prioritizes MEI's policy work related to energy efficiency, including selecting white paper topics, overseeing the development of the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Energy Efficiency conference agenda, supporting Property Assessed Clean Energy financing in Missouri, and MEI's various collaborations.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
MEI facilitates the funding of energy efficiency projects in both the commercial and residential sectors through administration of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an alternative way to finance both energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Learn more about PACE HERE.
Energy Efficiency Resources
Check out our case study, done in collaboration with the City of Columbia Water & Light, analyzes energy usage data before and after energy efficiency upgrades to residential rental properties in Columbia, MO.
Check out all of our resources HERE.
Midwest Energy Policy Series: Energy Efficiency
Mark your calendars for the 2023 edition of the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Energy Efficiency scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29th at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO. In-person & virtual registration options will be available. Visit our events page HERE.
Building Energy Exchange St. Louis
MEI was awarded the contract to develop the business plan for the Building Energy Exchange St. Louis in collaboration with Energy Resources Group and Susan Leeds of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. The business plan was completed in February of 2021 and the Building Energy Exchange St. Louis launched in March of 2022.
MEI continues to engage and support the Building Energy Exchanges in both Kansas City and St. Louis.