Kansas City May Require New Buildings To Go Greener To Help Reach Climate Goals. What To Know

Kansas City Council is facing a test of the city’s latest sustainability commitments as it considers whether to make its building codes more environmentally friendly. Councilwoman Andrea Bough, District 6 at-large, is proposing a new set of building codes that would make new developments more energy efficient. Kansas City currently operates under the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. The updated codes, published in 2021, propose further changes for new residential and commercial buildings. As the Climate Protection Steering Committee debates a final version of the city’s sustainability plan, the building code debate may offer an early sign of city officials’ commitment to the plan’s ideals. There’s still time to make your voice heard on this issue. You can submit written comments to [email protected] any time between now and June 8, when a council committee will officially deliberate on the IECC proposal. 

By Natalie Wallington and Cortlynn Stark. Kansas City Star. May 26, 2022.

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