Need ideas for incorporating energy efficiency? This new case study, Creating a Cost-Effective and Energy Efficient Kansas City with EPA's ENERGY STAR, highlights the work Kansas City has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.
Kansas City is the largest municipality in Missouri and home to 459,787 people. Located in the heart of the Midwest, it encompasses 319 square miles across Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte Counties. Famous for unique styles of blues, jazz, and barbeque, the city has a long history of trailblazing. Recently, the city’s dedication to energy efficiency and sustainability has set it apart. A dedicated city department, the Office of Environmental Quality, ensures internal environmental responsibility and provides regional leadership on sustainability. Kansas City has incorporated ENERGY STAR® tools, benchmarking, and the ENERGY STAR energy performance score for buildings into its programs. Combined with numerous community outreach efforts and other municipal policies, these efforts have helped Kansas City become a leader in building sustainable communities.
ENERGY STAR Local Government Tools and Resources You Can Use in Your Community:
- ENERGY STAR Partnership allows access to promotional materials and co-branding opportunities for increased recognition.
- Portfolio Manager EPA's energy measurement and tracking tool enables strategic energy management and use of key performance indicators at no cost.
- ENERGY STAR Energy Efficiency Competition Guide helps local governments understand how to plan, implement, and market their own energy efficiency competition.
- ENERGY STAR cerfification is available to eligible buildings that score in the top 25 percent in energy efficiency.
- EPA's National Building Competition is a nationwide competition among commerical buildings to reduce energy and water use.