Category: Healthy and Resilient Homes and Buildings

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, 2022August 22, 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...

Kansas City joins group of eight global cities innovating energy efficiency in buildings to combat climate change
October 27, 2021November 22, 2021
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Kansas City joins group of eight global cities innovating energy efficiency in buildings to combat climate change

The Kansas City Building Energy Exchange is pleased to announce that the Kansas City metropolitan area was announced as one of seven global cities selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to take part in a multi-year cohort that will put climate action at the center of energy efficiency advances in the built environment. Other cities include Austin, TX, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, MN, San Jose, CA, Shenzen, China, and Toronto.

Building Energy Exchange KC announces the appointment of its founding board members
October 25, 2021October 27, 2021
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Building Energy Exchange KC announces the appointment of its founding board members

Climate Action KC recently established the Building Energy Exchange KC (BE-Ex KC) in spring 2021 as a regional resource to help building owners, operators, and community members drive greater energy efficiency in the built environment. BE-Ex KC has announced the establishment of its board of directors which will shape its strategic direction for the next decade.

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