Metropolitan Energy Center’s Buildings Department
The Metropolitan Energy Center provides consultation, analysis, information and connections to assist government agencies, private companies and building owners in reducing their use of energy and increasing the deployment of alternative energy technologies.
As part of its mission, the Building’s Department identifies building contractors with the interest and training to foster an energy efficiency industry in Missouri and Kansas. The programs listed in this area of the site require certified contractors to work as energy auditors and install residential energy efficient upgrades in homes and businesses.
Here is a list of our Certified Auditors and Contractors
Here is a look at the new HPwES service areas:
Building Performance News
MECs Annual Reception to be “jazzed” up this year
Metropolitan Energy Center is adding a more musical touch to its annual reception this year. They’ll be doing their celebration in The Blue Room.
“I guess you can say we’ve jazzed it up,” said Warren Adams-Leavitt, the Energy Center’s Executive Director.
Once a year MEC, the non-profit dedicated to educating the community about the positives of energy efficient use, has a festive occasion to celebrate its successes and give its vendors, partners and sponsors a chance to network with one another. It’s a way not only to show supporters the in-roads MEC has made in the past year in its mission, but also an opportunity to increase membership.
This will be the 7th annual reception and each one has been a light-hearted evening of entertainment and fun. Organizers believe this event will not be any different.
Food will be served, drinks will be flowing and it’s hoped that a good time will be had by all.
Check your email and stay tuned on this site for more information.
KCP&L to end HPwES in December
To all Energy Auditors, Contractors and interested parties: The current Midwest Home Performance with Energy Star rebate program jointly offered by KCP&L and MGE will end in December 2015. KCP&L is requiring that all jobs must be completed, tested out and submitted by December 18, 2015 in order to qualify for rebates. We believe it likely that MGE will also require submittals by this date, but we have not yet received confirmation. Please review your customer files and alert all potential participants of this time line so that they can make plans to finish up in time for you to test-out and submit the completed job in Compass by Dec. 18th. Thank you for your attention to this requirement and we wish you much success!
Kansas City Power & Light aids Project Living Proof with monetary gift
Local electric utility Kansas City Power & Light has plugged into Project Living Proof’s (PLP) crowdfunding campaign in a big way. The utility has agreed to donate $2,500 to help PLP reach its $10,000 goal.
Since the early beginnings of the home, KCP&L has been an earnest partner with Metropolitan Energy Center. Whether it was helping to retrofit the demonstration home, helping homeowners with home energy rebates or sharing the SmartGrid program with the community, KCP&L and MEC have worked together on several occasions to educate homeowners about the benefits of energy efficiency.
The donation brings PLP to within $1,100 of its monetary goal. After the goal is reached, Metropolitan Energy Center will not only throw a grand re-opening party but also work to complete the original vision for the demonstration home.
If you would like to help KCP&L, MEC and the many friends of PLP reach its monetary goal, please click here to donate.
MGE / Laclede Gas supports PLP with matching grant
MGE / Laclede has turned up the proverbial gas on all Project Living Proof supporters. The gas company is offering to match any donation to PLP up to $2,500. For example, if you donate $25 they will match your $25 contribution and PLP benefits with a $50 donation. You give $50, MGE will give $50, PLP will get $100 and so on and so forth.
Metropolitan Energy Center thanks MGE/Laclede and all of the donors who have given their time and money to support Project Living Proof. This one-of-a-kind demonstration home may have to close its doors without community support.
There’s not been a better time to give. Please give today and be a friend of Project Living Proof.
MEC Expands Partnership with Liberty Utilities
Recently Metropolitan Energy Center and Liberty Utilities discussed how they might expand the The Energize Liberty Utilities Homes program. This provides up to $5,000 in rebates to cover the cost of a home energy audit and energy saving improvements in the Mid-western, Northeastern and Southeastern regions of Missouri. Homeowners in these regions can take advantage of getting their homes more energy efficient through rebates being offered in their billing insert, read more by visiting the Liberty Utilities website or call MEC at (816)-531-7283.
New HPwES Guidance Document for Windows and Doors
Analyst and contractors should be aware of the new standards for qualified Midwest HPwES Program rebates that are submitted for windows and doors. The attached guidance document will help analyst and contractors understand and know what qualifies as an approved window and door. Click this link for more: HPwES-Window-Door-Guidance-14-02-13
New HPwES Program Requirements
In an effort to streamline the HPwES process, certain program requirements have changed. Read the HPwES-Program-Submittal-Requirements-Guide.
ReclaimKC is on the horizon
Metropolitan Energy Center is in the business of helping you get good wood. What are we talking about? Be checking in this space for much more in the near future.
- EnergySavers: Tips on Saving Money and Energy at Home from Energy.gov
- 100 ways to save energy at home from DukeEnergyProgress.com
- Home energy saving tips from RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network)