Category: Healthy and Resilient Homes and Buildings

Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency
December 22, 2022December 22, 2022
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Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency

On December 9, a group of energized individuals gathered at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to take part in the Resilient Success Stories Event. With a packed house, participants heard 12 stories from around the region: The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant, Kompas Kapital’s refurbished headquarters building, Kansas City Public Library Climate Action Dashboard, Lee’s Summit Green Infrastructure improvement program, The HCA Nature Action Crew, Big Shoal Farm, Mission Conservation Improvement program, Johnson County Watershed Master Plan, Johnson County Park & Recreation Districts Forest Restoration, The Tomahawk Creek Water Treatment Facility, The KCMO Neighborhood Clean Up Program and KCMO's Climate Resiliency Protection Plan.

What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights
December 21, 2022December 21, 2022
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What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights

There will be a lot of action in 2023! Here are highlights of some of the projects, planning and programs that will be kicking off next year. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas or resources on any of the projects. Community Water Infrastructure Program/ ARPA A local partnership involving Kansas City, Mo., Jackson...

Guides to the Inflation Reduction Act
December 21, 2022December 21, 2022
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Guides to the Inflation Reduction Act

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act was signed in to law by President Biden this past August. While the Act is a slimmed-down version of Build Back Better, the impact of the IRA will be significant. The act provides nearly $369 billion in direct investment for energy security, carbon emissions reduction, increased energy innovation and supporting...

September 28, 2022September 28, 2022
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Celebrate Energy Awareness Month with Building Energy Exchange Kansas City

October is Energy Awareness Month, and BE-Ex KC has events happening all over the metro!  Connect with private and public sector leadership and learn how they are utilizing energy efficiency and other building decarbonization practices to bolster the climate resiliency of our region. Learn more and register for each event at https://www.be-exkc.org/news

Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region
August 22, 2022December 7, 2022
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Resilient Success Stories: True Life Stories from the Kansas City Region

Momentum is building throughout the Kansas City region

to transform our community in ways that create greater levels of sustainability and climate resilience. To embrace and accelerate positive change, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Climate Action KC will highlight selected local or regional Resilient Success Stories at the Kauffman Foundation on the morning of Dec. 2, 2022.

Net Zero housing report from Building Energy Exchange of Kansas City
August 1, 2022August 1, 2022
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Net Zero housing report from Building Energy Exchange of Kansas City

Have you checked out the Building Energy Exchange of Kansas City’s (BE-Ex KC) recent report on net-zero housing? In collaboration with ULI Kansas City, BE-Ex KC explores how to invest in Kansas City’s multi-family housing stock through energy efficiency financing. “Similar to energy efficiency financing tools being deployed across the country, this fund has the potential...

Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour
July 11, 2022July 12, 2022
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Kansas City delegation visits Poland for #WUF11 and study tour

Last year, Climate Action KC joined the European Union’s International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) program and was matched with an EU counterpart region as part of a city-to-city exchange. Kansas City’s selected partner was Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metro (GZM), located in the Silesia Voivodeship (think: province) in southern Poland. The GZM consists of 41 cities and communes where...

JOCO attains LEED Gold certification for sustainability and resilience achievements
May 20, 2022May 20, 2022
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JOCO attains LEED Gold certification for sustainability and resilience achievements

Johnson County, Kansas announced today that it has achieved LEED Gold certification. Johnson County is part of a growing group to be certified using the LEED for Cities rating system, and is just the 25th local government in the world to achieve this latest version of community certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)...

Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) introduces contractor accelerator program through Kauffman Foundation
February 17, 2022February 17, 2022
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Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) introduces contractor accelerator program through Kauffman Foundation

The Rising Trades Contractor Accelerator is a curated business program designed to support diverse entrepreneurs in green construction and the high-performance buildings industry. Through customized coaching, strategic pairings with professional service providers and mentors and practical education, we provide business counsel and connections to accelerate BIPOC contractors as leaders of sustainable construction. The program will...

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