How Kansas City is Leading Energy Efficiency Action in the Heartland

Bloomberg Philanthropies, an organization at the forefront of solving city issues, interviewed Kansas City’s Chief Environmental Officer, Dennis Murphy about the city’s approach to energy efficiency, sustainability, and climate protection. Mr. Murphy explained the role of the city’s Climate Protection Plan and greenhouse gas inventory to facilitate decision-making. The Climate Protection Plan provided a process for stakeholder engagement in shaping the city’s sustainability outlook, while the greenhouse gas inventory provided the data to facilitate decision-making about how to achieve sustainability goals collaboratively set by the community. Ultimately, the city’s largest non-single family buildings were identified as the highest energy users. Strategically, the Kansas City government joined the City Energy Project with the “hope to make significant progress toward our ultimate greenhouse gas reduction goal,” Mr. Murphy said. Click here to read the full interview.

 

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