Information on the changing energy landscape
Great news! Commercial rebates through Evergy’s energy efficiency program are increasing substantially in most of the rebate categories. You could be eligible for thousands of dollars worth of replacement costs for all types of efficiency measures from lighting, HVAC and refrigeration. If you’d like to take advantage of a free walk-through, the customer service team at TRC can schedule an appointment. Or feel free to reach out to MEC as well if you have any additional questions on this important news. Business Standard Incentives Brochure.
Green energy solutions are one click away for businesses in the Kansas and Missouri region through the Hub. Resources on this page are provided to help businesses in the region with:
Benchmarking standards and how to reach them
Connecting to compliance guidelines
Reduced energy expenses
Finding and implementing financial savings for energy sustainability
BENCHMARKING ORDINANCE FACILITATION (Kansas City, Missouri) Get help with complying with the City of Kansas City, Missouri benchmarking ordinances free of charge.
BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES (Kansas City, Kansas) Visit the site to learn about rebates for the installation of electric heating equipment, electric or dual fuel heat pumps, electric resistance heating systems, and new electric water heaters. They also offer rebates to all-electric apartments for new or retrofit heat pumps and electric water heaters.
THE BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION SAFETY AND HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT (Kansas City) Every participant who successfully completes a training program is issued a completion card and entered into our comprehensive electronic database.
BUILDING OPERATOR CERTIFICATION (BOC) (Missouri, Multifamily) This is professional development training for operations and maintenance staff working in public, commercial and institutional buildings.
COMMERCIAL RETROFIT GUIDES (National, Commercial & Multifamily) The Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides (AERGs) were created to help decision makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR BUILDINGS (National, Commercial & Multifamily) The Emerging Technologies (ET) Program supports the integration of affordable, energy-saving technologies, strategies, analytical tools, and information services.
FEDERAL TAX DEDUCTION (National, Commercial & Multifamily) A tax deduction is available to owners of commercial buildings or systems that save at least 50% of the heating and cooling energy as compared to ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 (or 90.1-2001 for buildings or systems placed in service before January 1, 2018). The deduction is available for buildings or systems placed in service after December 31, 2017, through December 31, 2020. Partial deductions can also be taken for measures affecting the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems.
*LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT (LIHTC) (National, Commercial & Multifamily) The LIHTC program gives State and local LIHTC-allocating agencies the equivalent of approximately $8 billion in annual budget authority to issue tax credits for the acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction of rental housing. Visit the Kansas or Missouri LIHTC webpage to view program information for your state.
METROPOLITAN KANSAS CITY CHAPTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL (ICC) (Kansas City) This is a tool for their members to develop and advance their administration of the ICC codes to improve safety.
SHOW ME PACE (National, Commercial & Multifamily) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) offers long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures that is repaid with an annual assessment on the property. Visit their eligibility page to determine if your property may qualify.
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