Nicole Westfall

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Building Policy Manager

Nicole Westfall is the Building Policy Manager at MEEA. In this role, Nicole tracks building policy developments, develops educational materials, and provides technical support to states and localities on efficient building policies and the energy code adoption process.

Previously, Nicole worked as the Manager of the Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Lab at Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven where she helped to develop and manage home maintenance and environmental education programs. She has a M.S. in Environmental Technology and Policy from Imperial College London and a B.S. in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys hiking, travelling, cooking and running.

Author Latest Articles

Conference Recap: 11th Annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

Last month, MEEA hosted the 11th annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference. This year’s conference was held virtually October 20-22, and while…

New MEEA Study Quantifies Societal Health Benefits Associated with Updated Energy Codes

How our buildings are constructed determines indoor environmental quality, which can significantly influence our health. The energy code regulates…

Nebraska Just Passed the Midwest's Leading Energy Code

Nebraska’s buildings are about to get a lot more efficient. Seriously, a lot more efficient. On Wednesday, May 8, Governor Ricketts signed LB405…

Here’s What You Missed at MEEA’s Annual Codes Conference

The 9th annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference has come and gone. This year, the conference was held at the Magnolia Hotel in St. Louis,…

New Research Shows the Myriad Benefits of Energy Efficient Homes

The case for residential energy efficiency often turns on two benefits: saving on energy bills or saving the world. But a recent study by the North…