Project Living Proof

Project Living Proof (PLP), a demonstration home located at 917 Emanuel Cleaver II, Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo., teaches visitors how to lower energy bills, make their homes more comfortable, and protect their families from unseen pollutants and contaminants. PLP is a Kansas City treasure, a place where homeowners can access information and resources they need to make greener, more cost-effective decisions. Beyond energy and environment, we aspire to make PLP a space that benefits the Kansas City area culturally by hosting a variety of artistic and academic events that will keep it relevant and consistently draw crowds. In order to re-open the space, and assure that its educational services will be available to the public, we need your help. Please support MEC and PLP to transform the way we use energy in America’s heartland!

Project Living Proof News

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.

Check out these PLP testimonial videos

MGE / Laclede Gas supports PLP with matching grant

MGE:LG_LogoMGE / 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.

Re-Open Project Living Proof

Metropolitan Energy Center is launching a Crowdfunding Campaign to Re-Open Project Living Proof!

Over the past year and a half PLP has been closed due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, including a water main break.  We are now ready to re-open PLP to fulfill its purpose of being an energy efficiency home model, cultural center, and a Kansas City treasure!

We thank the following donors who have allowed us to recognize them as Friends of PLP:

Bob Housh Gerald Schechter Margaret Richcreek Laura Lombardi
Susan Brown Kate Corwin Jennifer Gunby Amanda Wilson
Hiram Williams Warren Adams-Leavitt Kelly Gilbert Sandi Garrison
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Project Living Proof frequently asked questions (FAQ).

See our crowdfunding press release.

See testimonials from people who have experienced PLP: Rachel MacNair | Jim Rice

Please help Project Living Proof Re-Open!  Donate today!

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PLP Facts

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