On June 4, 2015, Mayor Sly James and the City Council of Kansas City Missouri adopted an Energy Empowerment Ordinance to improve the city’s management of resources by requiring owners of buildings to benchmark and report their energy and water use. The goal is to help businesses and residents to save money on their utility bills and create jobs in energy efficiency. This information will also help our local energy utilities and the City government target future financial and technical assistance.
The City’s website for the Energy Empowerment Ordnance is http://kcmo.gov/kcgreen/benchmarking. Currently this is just a start to the website as the City works to build out content that includes information on the City’s compliance process, available reporting training, and details necessary for a covered property to comply. Please bookmark the site and check back in early November 2015. For questions regarding the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, please contact program staff at Benchmarking@KCMO.org or 816.513.3462.