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On June 4, 2015, Mayor Sly James and the City Council of Kansas City adopted the Energy Empowerment Ordinance to improve the city’s management of resources by requiring owners of large buildings to benchmark and report their energy and water use.

Rules for the Ordinance provide supplementary details for compliance.


The goal is to help businesses and residents to save money on their utility bills and create local jobs in energy efficiency. This information will also help our local energy utilities and the City government target future financial and technical assistance.

Benchmarking Programs Across the US

Kansas City, Missouri is one of several municipalities with Energy Benchmarking programs. See the map below for information across the US.