Welcome to the
Kansas City Chapter
International Facility Management Association
President’s Podium - May 2015
Happy May!! It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the City Energy Project and the Mayor’s Energy Challenge. The 2014 Challenge concluded with a Recognition Breakfast at the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce on April 20, where several Kansas City businesses and organization were recognized for their efforts. H&R Block was a recognized participant and enjoyed the process the benchmarking our energy data and learning more about how our building operates. The next challenge (2016) is to increase your score and hopefully achieve Energy Star certification. If you are located in Kansas City, I urge you to look into the City Energy Project and the Mayor’s Energy Challenge further, http://kcenergyproject.org/.
If you are not in Kansas City, but rather a surrounding area, energy benchmarking is still an excellent idea. Once you know how much energy your building uses, you are better equipped to make changes to save both energy and money. You would be surprised at the “low hanging fruit” that are easy upgrades/retrofits that yield considerable savings. Also, the utility companies offer some impressive rebates, allowing you to make larger upgrades that otherwise possible.
In other news, our Golf Outing is fast approaching. June 2 will be here before you know it – so sign up a foursome or sponsor a hole or volunteer. We’d love to see you out there supporting our scholarship fund!