Kansas City Energy Benchmarking

What the Law Says

Kansas City Energy Empowerment Ordinance

On June 4, 2015, Mayor Sly James and the City Council of Kansas City Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and update, to improve the city’s management of resources by requiring owners of large buildings to benchmark and report their energy and water use. Compliance for the Energy Empowerment Ordinance requires owners of buildings 50,000 SQFT or greater located in the Kansas City, Missouri municipality to submit energy and water consumption to the City on an annual basis. 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. The city will make the information available to the public after the reporting period. The ordinance covers approximately 900 existing buildings. The Energy Empowerment Ordinance aims to reduce this use by raising awareness of building energy and water performance through information gleaned from programs and policies that measure a building’s energy and water consumption.

Who is Required to Comply

If you own or manage municipal buildings above 10,000 square feet, or commercial and residential buildings above 50,000 square feet, you must track and report your energy consumption according to the City’s compliance deadlines.


Deadline is each May 1 for commercial and residential buildings greater than 50,000 square feet and municipal buildings greater than 10,000 square feet.

How to Report

Building owners must report their energy usage data to EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The Cotocon Group experts can help you through the process Kansas city Building Energy Benchmarking.

What are the fines Like?

The first instance of a violation will result in a warning, if the property is still noncompliant 60 days after the warning, a fine of up to $2000.

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