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