Mayor Sly James Recognizes Energy Challenge Participants

Kansas City Mayor Sly James recognized and celebrated participants in the 2014 Energy Challenge Program.  “I am proud of

Participants in 2014 Energy Challenge listen to Mayor Sly James' remarks

Participants in 2014 Energy Challenge listen to Mayor Sly James’ remarks

all the companies that are here today to be recognized for their participation,” James stated to a full house at the Kansas City Chamber Board Room.  “I want Kansas City to be known as an efficient town, since efficiency is good for business and good

Mayor Sly James addresses participants in 2014 Energy Challenge

Mayor Sly James addresses participants in 2014 Energy Challenge

for livability.”

James recognized 178 buildings that benchmarked their energy usage. James made the challenge in June 2014.  Special commendations were made to entities who benchmarked several buildings,and for those who shared their energy usage with the City.

James reserved his highest praise for the five entities who are now seeking ENERGY STAR certification for their property.  ENERGY Star certification is reserved for those who out perform 75% of their energy use compared to their peers.

Those entities are:

Hines – 2555 Grand – Shook Hardy & Bacon

JE Dunn, Freightquote, Burns & McDonnell, Hines and the City of Kansas City receives special recognition for seeking ENERGY STAR certification.

JE Dunn, Freightquote, Burns & McDonnell, Hines and the City of Kansas City receives special recognition for seeking ENERGY STAR certification.

Burns & McDonnell – State Line Office

Freightquote – Corporate Headquarters

JE Dunn Construction Corporate Headquarters

City of Kansas City, Missouri

At the conclusion of the event, James announced his 2016 Energy Challenge.  “We need to build on this momentum and make Kansas City a nationally recognized community for ENERGY STAR Certified buildings,” James stated.  “So today, I’m issuing my 2016 Mayor’s Energy Challenge.  I invite all Kansas City businesses and institutions to increase their 2016 ENERGY STAR score over their 2014 score.”

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