MEC launches Energy Solutions Hub for businesses

For businesses who don’t want to see their energy bills skyrocket with this summer’s high temperatures, now is the time to implement energy efficiency measures to lower your building’s energy use. Metropolitan Energy Center is launching its Energy Solutions Hub this month – a resource for small business owners, manufacturers, schools, municipalities and multi-family homes to explore energy efficiency improvement projects for their buildings. The Hub can assist businesses with developing a request for proposals to send out to potential energy auditors, evaluating their responses, scheduling an audit, and filing any applicable energy efficiency rebates.

Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network received a preview of the program during its summer social at Project Living Proof on June 28, and the official launch celebration is Thursday, July 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Boulevard Brewing Company. Click here to purchase your tickets.

The Hub continues the work of Kansas City’s City Energy Project. Its initial goal is to reduce commercial energy demand by 4% within 2 years which equals 344,000 fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, saving the equivalent of burning 37 million barrels of gasoline every year. The Hub’s target market is the estimated 138,000 buildings in the metro that are between 10,000 and 100,000 square feet. These buildings represent an estimated 1 billion square feet total and account for approximately 43% of electricity use in the area.