Resources for the Energy Empowerment Ordinance
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Per the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, the director will publish a report of statistics and trends by December 31 of each year. The first report is now available – ENERGY BENCHMARKING Annual Report 2016.
Financial Incentives and Technical Assistance
The Energy Empowerment Ordinance (Ordinance 150299) was approved in June 2015, preceded by a unanimous adoption of Resolution 150300. Resolution 150300 requires a report outlining currently available and future potential sources of financial incentives and technical assistance for assessing energy usage and making energy efficiency improvements to buildings in Kansas City. The report highlights a number of financial incentives provided by local utilities, but very few federal or state and no city financial incentives available are currently available for benchmarking. Some private sector entities offer financial resources and technical assistance. The report also presents a robust outreach plan for the Energy Empowerment Ordinance, and a recommendation on benchmarking and reporting for building projects which receive incentives in the form of tax abatements, tax-increment-financing, or other tax incentives from the City.
What the City Will Do With the Reported Benchmarking Information
The reported data will be published in the Open Data KC portal. Currently, the draft list of buildings subject to the Ordinance is published. If you want to suggest changes to the draft list, please contact program staff at email@example.com or (816) 513-3426. The Ordinance requires the Director to make the reported data available to the public. Information reported by May 1 of each year will be made available to the public by September 1. The following data will be available: weather normalized site and source Energy Use Intensity (EUI); direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs); indoor and outdoor water use; ENERGY STAR® score, if available; and confirmation of data accuracy. Further, the director will publish a report of statistics and trends by December 31 of each year.
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