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City Council Approves Energy Empowerment Ordinance

June 30, 2015

City Energy, Kansas City, MO

June 4, 2015

The Energy Empowerment Ordinance was approved today by the Kansas City City Council in a 12-1 vote. The Ordinance requires large commercial and multi-family residential buildings to benchmark and report their energy and water usage. The Ordinance does not mandate any energy retrofits.

“Energy efficiency can reduce utility costs for everyday working families in Kansas City,” said Councilman Scott Taylor, co-sponsor of the ordinance and co-chair of the City Energy Project Advisory Committee. “By saving a working mom with two children or a senior on a fixed income $30 to $40 a month by reducing their utility costs, this ordinance will make a difference.”

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