Energy Empowerment Ordinance
In 2015 the City of Kansas City, MO adopted the Energy Empowerment Ordinance – No. 150299. The goal is to help businesses and residents to save money on their utility bills and create local jobs in energy efficiency. This information will also help our local utilities and City staff target future financial and technical assistance.
The ordinance requires all owners of non-city buildings larger than 50,000 sq. ft. and city buildings larger than 10,000 sq. ft. to report their building’s energy and water use on an annual basis.
Through a contract with the city via a U.S. Dept. of Energy grant, MEC has a customer service team to help owners of commercial, institutional, and multifamily submit their building’s energy and water data into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.
How MEC Can Assist You
“Ms. Danielle Wells was amazing! Best customer service around! I am very thankful for her help!”
“The benchmarking representative was very helpful in aiding me in completing the portfolio manager inputs. They were very professional, courteous, very precise and patient in their directions.”
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Here’s how to enter the raffle:
- Enter your buildings(s) 2022 data into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.
- Submit your 2022 benchmarking report to the City of Kansas City, MO.
- Complete our survey by October 5, 2023.
Contact MEC’s Customer Service team to get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my building qualifies for an exemption?
You can submit your exemption requests using this online form.
- Please have your supporting documents ready to be attached with the exemption form.
- Please give 30 days for the review of the request.
- Exemptions are granted on an annual basis only.
- In most cases, evidence of the claim such as blueprints or permits should be submitted with the request.
What if I received a letter to comply with the ordinance but my building is under 50,000 sq. ft.?
If you believe you received a benchmarking compliance request in error, please reach out to Kansas City, MO’s Office of Environmental Quality: Benchmarking@kcmo.org
What if I replaced someone that controlled my employer’s Portfolio Manager account and can’t access the account currently?
- Set up a new PM account then click on the ‘Contact Us’ link at bottom of this page.
- Subject – “Account Transfer”
- Description – Indicate the previous person is no longer with the company. Include their name and email if you have it and the building’s address.
- It can take 1-2 days for the ticket to be resolved and properties to be transferred to your profile.
What if my building should comply but the city has no record of it?
If you have a new property that needs a city Building_ID please email Benchmarking@kcmo.org
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