About the Hub
Realizing Energy Efficiency

We’ve seen firsthand how communication can help Kansas and Missouri residents and businesses meet their own unique energy needs. For this reason, we empower the community members to use cleaner and more efficient, energy solutions.

Our goal is to provide Kansans and Missourians with relevant information about the changing energy landscape and best practices to create more comfortable, affordable, durable and healthy buildings through energy conservation. We do this by helping you with:

  • Energy and water benchmarking

  • Healthy housing

  • Energy codes and policy

  • Education and networking

  • Technical assistance and funding

We’ve tailored opportunities to fit each segment of the community to create a cohesive approach to energy efficiency. Whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or policy maker, you have a role to play.

Benchmarking for Impact

We’ve compiled tools to help commercial and residential properties in Kansas City, MO to reduce the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions.

MEC is the facilitator for the city of Kansas City, MO benchmarking ordinance. We help private property owners comply with the law.

Through Kansas City’s Benchmarking ordinance, we help local and regional businesses, tenants, policymakers and others better understand how energy is consumed. From there, we provide step-by-step resources on how to optimize energy efficiency, reduce energy debt, access relevant data and receive the benefits of cleaner, more sustainable energy solutions.

Progress at Eye Level

The best measure of progress is improved lives. Project Living Proof has enabled community members to access information and resources to make their homes more energy efficient.

I believe that Project Living Proof is an incredible resource for Kansas City. They allowed us to sit down and talk about how we wanted to live sustainably, [we now have] a home that not only performs well but it feels good to be in. it’s comfortable, it’s beautiful, it’s quiet and it’s a model for our peers and our neighbors…” – Lisa Hummel

Other programs are being developed to create resources for energy efficiency that support an improved energy landscape in the Kansas City region and beyond.

Environmental Justice and the Social Contract

By Mary English  On January 5th of this year, Kansas City’s largest utility, Evergy, announced plans to update the Hawthorn coal-burning power plant with a solar field1. This will be […]

April through October Houses: Observations after a Radio Interview

By Mary English One of the things I love about my profession is the fact that I learn new things regularly. My most recent new learning was inspired by the […]

When Buildings Do Not Offer the Protection We Think They Do, We Must Look at Energy Efficiency and Building Performance (by Mary English)

KKFI Radio – Metropolitan Energy Center Shares Thoughts on Building Energy Efficiency and Streetlight EV Charging Stations

On KKFI Radio’s show for 7/12/21, listeners had the opportunity to hear from Mary English, Energy Program Manager, Building Performance, and Miriam Bouallegue, Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation, both with Metropolitan […]

Start your journey to a more energy efficient and healthy home or building.