About the Hub
Empowering the Kansas City Region to use cleaner and more efficient energy solutions

About the Hub

The energy landscape is always changing and businesses and residents have their own unique needs. The goal of the Energy Solutions Hub is to empower the Kansas City region to create 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.

Updated Building Codes Mean Safer, Healthier Homes for Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 2, 2024) As Kansas City debates the future of its building codes, Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) urges lawmakers to consider what’s at stake: the safety, health, […]

Performance Compliance Path Offers Sustainable Solution Amid Rising Home Building Costs

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 25, 2024) Amid the rising steel frames and freshly poured foundations of Kansas City’s bustling construction sites, a pressing debate has emerged over the true cost […]

Metropolitan Energy Center awarded $400,000 from U.S. Department of Energy’s Buildings UP Prize

A buildings upgrade prize supported community-led transformation of existing buildings into more energy-efficient spaces that are ready for clean energy. Looking to get involved in this initiative for healthy buildings? […]

MEC receives $6.8 million to Support Resilient and Efficient Building Codes and Policy

July 12, 2023 Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) is pleased to announce we were one of 27 applicants to get the green light from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide […]

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