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.
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...
Building Energy Exchange KC website to feature energy efficiency education for the public and private sectors
The new Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) of Kansas City will launch its website at the end of the month, with ongoing content about energy efficiency trends and opportunities for building owners across the region. Be on the lookout for upcoming events and live in-person discussions in 2022!
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
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.
Tour of energy-efficient Second + Delaware development on Energy Efficiency Day in KCMO
To celebrate Energy Efficiency Day, ULI Kansas City and the KC Building Energy Exchange (a program of the Regional Climate Action Plan) toured the beautiful, sustainable apartment community Second + Delaware in the River Market. The development is the world's largest certified Passive House building.