Metropolitan Energy Center invites you to our second Home Energy Open House on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 917 Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City, MO  64110.  It’s is all about home energy efficiency, and how you can make it a reality in your home.  This free event is open to the public.

Anyone interested in learning more about home energy efficiency, long-term utility savings and how efficiency lets you live more comfortably is welcome.  You’ll be able to meet with energy efficiency experts and contractors, get up to speed on utility rebates for home energy improvements, or learn about adding solar power to your home.

You’ll also be able to tour Project Living Proof,  MEC’s energy demonstration site.  This 100-year old house was completely gutted and rebuilt with multiple energy-saving and renewable energy technologies. It’s a fascinating look at what’s possible with an existing property, and we enjoy introducing it to our guests.

We’ll also feature free drinks and snacks.  Parking is available at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO  64110.  From the Discovery Center parking lot, look for the wooden walkway to Project Living Proof and enter through the back door.

Please contact David Albrecht at (816) 531-7283 with any questions.  Hope to see you there!


Join us at one of four events in Kansas this September and October to learn about the Volkswagen Settlement and what it means to fleets in the state of Kansas. At each event, we’ll provide the latest information, a forum for discussion, and give you tools to participate in decision-making for the state’s plan for its $15 million share of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust.

September 6: Salina, KS

hosted by Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and 24/7 Travel Stores

Sept 6, 2017, 10:30a. – 12:30p. Lunch will be served

120 W. Ash, Salina, KS 67402-0586

Register for Salina, Sept 6


September 7: Garden City, KS

hosted by Finney County Economic Development Corporation and Clean Energy Business Council

Sept 7, 2017, 1:00p – 3:00p

City Administration Center, 301 N. 8th St, Garden City, KS

Register for Garden City, Sept 7


September 13: Topeka, KS

hosted by Clean Energy Business Council

Sept 13, 2017, 1:00p – 2:30 p

Address tba

Register for Topeka, Sept 13


October 3: Wichita, KS

hosted by Wichita State University

Oct 3, 2017, 1:30p – 3:00p

WSU Old Town, 238 N. Mead Wichita, KS 67202 (Directions & Parking Info:

Register for Wichita, Oct 3


The forums are being presented by Central Kansas Clean Cities in cooperation with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Climate + Energy Project.

If you can’t make it in person, send us feedback on how your fleet might use settlement funds.

Settlement Information

Partial Consent Decree for 2.0 Liter Subject Vehicles

$2.7 billion was allocated to states, tribes, and certain territories based on impacted VW vehicles in their jurisdictions

  • The funds support projects that reduce NOx emissions
  • Similar to EPA’s Clean Diesel program
  • Kansas 2.0L allocation: $14,791,372

Second Partial Consent Decree for 3.0 Liter Subject Vehicles

  • $225 million adds to each state’s Environmental Mitigation Trust.
  • Kansas 3.0L allocation: $870,860

For more information about the settlement in Missouri, Kansas or nationwide, visit our Volkswagen Settlement page.

The Energy Exchange is the Federal Energy Management Program’s flagship event that brings together subject matter experts from a wide range of technical disciplines to share their knowledge of government best practices with the federal energy management community.

Join us for the latest in medium and heavy duty alternative fuel – powered trucks from Freightliner. Hot BBQ lunch and networking opportunities included.

There’s never been a better time to consider an electric car. For a limited time, both employees and customers of KCP&L and faculty, staff and students at UMKC, get a special group buy price on a Nissan LEAF — $10,000 off the sales price.

The EV Roadmap Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States and provides a graduate course in electric vehicle deployment and business strategy.

Join Us At The 2017 Home Energy Open House!

When: Saturday, February 18th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Project Living Proof, 917 East Cleaver Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64110

Bring your questions and curiosity and let MEC and Efficiency First provide answers on home energy efficiency. Workshops will cover incentives and rebates, DIY approaches, low-income weatherization programs, ABCs of solar systems, and much more. Snacks provided, along with tours of this century-old efficiency showcase.

Would you like to host an event at PLP? Contact the office to schedule your event!

David Albrecht: | 816-531-7283