3Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, 645 N. Michigan Ave. 990, Chicago, IL 60611
MEEA is pleased to submit the following needs analysis on behalf of Midwest states. Part of the deliverables forGrant No. 135069 includes the submittal of a needs analysis to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory thataims to identify state specific needs with respect to code adoption, implementation, enforcement andcompliance to help PNNL better target assistance and resources.In terms of energy code adoption and development, the Midwest is in a unique position. First, it contains a hugedisparity in terms of code adoption, implementation and enforcement. The region contains some of the mostadvanced states in the country (Minnesota and Wisconsin), states that have begun serious efforts (Illinois,Indiana and Michigan) and states that have not even adopted a state energy code. Consequently, the needswithin states will vary and any analysis should take that into account.This paper will describe needs on two levels:1.
Individual State NeedsFor the regional analysis, this paper will briefly look at:
Specific region wide issues that should be addressed.
The needs related to those issues.For the individual state needs section, the paper will give:
Brief overview of state status including statutory requirements, current code, status of codeenforcement activities.
Describe state specific barriers to code adoption, implementation and compliance.
Detail state needs based on discussions with key stakeholders and general understanding of the state.
Recommendations that can address the needs.