This material is based upon work supported, in whole or in part, by the Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under Grant Award Number DE-EE0003564 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Better Buildings Neighborhood Program made available pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009.


Bridging The Gap (BTG


Bridging The Gap works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy and community. live/work space.


Kansas City, Missouri

The city of Kansas City, Mo., has been progressive and innovative in its efforts to implement green initiatives, which are part of a more expansive agenda to make Kansas City a truly sustainable city.


Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC)


The mission of the MEC is to help create resource efficiency, environmental health, and economic vitality in the Kansas City region.


Missouri Gas Energy (MGE)


Missouri Gas Energy provides competitively priced, natural gas service across the state of Missouri.




Evergy is the full-service energy provider for the Kansas City metro and rural areas in northwestern Missouri and eastern Kansas.


Independence Power and Light (IPL)


Independence Power & Light is a municipal electric utility, established in 1901 to provide the residents and businesses of Independence with safe, reliable and affordable electric service.


Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU)


BPU provides water and electricity services to residences and businesses within Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Bridging The Gap (BTG)Metropolitan Community College (MCC)

Metropolitan Community College trains individual contractors and laborers in abatement and deconstruction and offers small-business development training to 12 new and small businesses.


Full Employment Council (FEC)


The Full Employment Council is developing a "Green KC Careers Training Initiative" to increase the number of individuals trained and placed in deconstruction, water conservation and building energy efficiency.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC)


Johnson County Community College provides green-job training to JCCC students and helps establish a green-jobs pipeline in the metro area's hospitality industry to increase the energy efficiency and water conservation of restaurants.


Kansas City Community College (KCKCC)


Kansas City Kansas Community College provides a "Construction Green-Up" training program to prepare unskilled and low-income individuals for employment in a construction "green job" with a focus on deconstruction training.

University of Central Missouri (UCM)


The University of Central Missouri provides two training programs — Retrofit Brokers training (focused on underemployed real-estate professionals who provide direct energy-awareness education to property owners) and Residential Energy Client Service Coordinators training (targets unemployed individuals who can provide customer service for property owners who want to explore energy efficiency.



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