EnergyWorks KC was an energy-efficiency program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administrated by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.  The MEC’s role in EnergyWorks KC consisted of:

  • Providing a one-stop shop for energy efficiency retrofit services, including marketing and outreach, customer applications, energy audits, information on obtaining energy efficiency financing, resources for obtaining energy efficiency upgrades, quality control and assurance.
  • Designing and implementing a rebate and incentive program for creating energy efficiency upgrades in Kansas City neighborhoods
  • Assisting the City of KCMO in developing the marketing program and the financial aspects of the project
  • Implementing the marketing program and service delivery in targeted neighborhoods
With EnergyWorks KC support, 4,326 residential and commercial energy audits were conducted in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, resulting in 2,819 energy efficiency improvements, exceeding the proposed project goals of 2,000 retrofits by a considerable margin.  The energy efficiency improvements implemented on these buildings produced an overall reduction in energy use for residential structures of 18.5% and reductions on energy use for commercial structures of 25.1%.  These reductions represent 5,230,303 kWh and 678,488 Therms of annual savings.