Energy Benchmarking in Midwestern Metropolises

View Kathryn Eggers’ Chicago Energy Benchmarking Presentation (PDF)

View Jennifer Gunby’s Kansas City Energy Benchmarking Presentation (PDF)

View a list of Program Attendees (PDF)

In September 2013, Chicago adopted a benchmarking ordinance for building energy use, hoping to raise awareness of business and residential energy usage. Kansas City created a similar benchmarking ordinance targeting large buildings in the metro area by offering programs and technical assistance.

During this seminar, Kathryn Eggers of Chicago, Program Coordinator at Elevate Energy, and Jennifer Gunby, Kansas City Community Energy Program Manager, discuss their work educating about and promoting the benefits of the benchmarking ordinances. They will also share some information on outcomes thus far.

Kathryn Eggers, Benchmarking Program Lead, Elevate Energy (Chicago)
 Kathryn Eggers is the benchmarking program lead at Elevate Energy, a mission based organization that designs and implements programs that help people do more with less energy. She works to increase transparency and raise awareness of building energy use through implementation of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and similar initiatives throughout the country.

Jennifer Gunby, Community Energy Program Manager, KC City Energy Project
Jennifer is a Senior City Advisor on the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) City Energy Project team and is working as the Community Energy Program Manager in Kansas City Missouri. The City Energy Project (CEP) is a groundbreaking national initiative to cut energy waste in large buildings and make American cities healthier and more prosperous through energy efficiency.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA/CES LU

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation

WHERE:  Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 63103 map

FEE:  Free for USGBC-MGC Members and Full-time Students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTRATION:  Click here to register online 

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at  or (314) 577-0225.

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