Energy and water benchmarking
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.
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? […]
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 […]
Kansas City, Mo. (August 1, 2023) Results from a new preliminary study indicate that weatherizing living spaces can dramatically improve children’s health by improving indoor air quality and reducing exposure […]
written by MEC’s Buildings Department program manager, Mary English On January 5th, 2023, Kansas City’s largest utility, Evergy, announced plans to update the Hawthorn coal-burning power plant with a solar […]