Category: Healthy and Resilient Homes and Buildings

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.

Climate Action KC Receives Kauffman Foundation Heartland Challenge grant
September 21, 2021September 27, 2021
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Climate Action KC Receives Kauffman Foundation Heartland Challenge grant

Initial activities to include Building Energy Exchange and Contractor Accelerator Grant funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will support CAKC’s efforts in climate action and resiliency outreach in the ten-county region surrounding the Kansas City metropolitan area. An initial success derived from those efforts is the formation of the KC Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex)....

Our Best Buildings Yet: A forum on energy efficiency in the Kansas City region and beyond
September 16, 2021September 27, 2021
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Our Best Buildings Yet: A forum on energy efficiency in the Kansas City region and beyond

Join Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), KCMO Councilwoman Andrea Bough, The Builders’ Association, and a panel of buildings experts on Thursday, October 7 at 10:30 am CDT as we discuss best building practices, the International Energy Conservation Code, and what can be done to clean up the interior air of our buildings. The event will be relevant to codes departments, policymakers, builders, contractors, and anyone who is motivated to create a brighter, cleaner, & healthier future for all.