HVAC SAVE is an HVAC performance program designed by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) based upon the fundamental building science principle that operating BTU performance is a better measure of efficiency than equipment rated BTU performance.
MEEA developed a program that allows HVAC contractors to easily diagnose the performance of furnaces, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, and geothermal heat pumps. This training program and contractor certification program was created to train HVAC contractors in the skills necessary to determine in-place efficiency of functioning HVAC systems.
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Chicago, is a collaborative network advancing energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. MEEA promotes the market penetration of energy efficiency technologies, processes and best practices within a 13-state region to bridge the gap between policy adoption and program implementation.