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Did your HOA rules stop you from installing solar?

If your homeowner’s association has restricted you from installing solar panels on your house in the past, then it’s time to check again as some state legislatures, including Missouri, are changing the rules to allow solar.

Beginning January 1, 2023, homeowner’s associations (HOA) in Missouri can no longer prohibit residential solar panels, thanks to a new […]

KC passes Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan

Kansas City set a roadmap for drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions with approval of a new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan.

City leaders, city staff, professional consultants and the KC Climate Protection Steering Committee comprised of neighborhood, community and regional leaders developed the 133-page plan which was approved by the KC City Council on August 25.

“Climate action cannot […]

Advocate for KC Climate Protection & Resiliency Plan

There’s still time to voice your support for Kansas City’s proposed new Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan as it heads to the City Council for a potential vote on Thursday, August 25.

If passed, the plan recommends numerous climate measures to help the metro reach its’ greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of climate neutrality for city operations by 2030 […]

Why do energy codes matter to all of us?

Yup, this is about new building energy codes. Don’t look away: it will be relevant to you – both home and business owners. Right now this conversation is very relevant because Kansas City, MO is in the middle of debating updates to city building energy codes.

Why does this matter? If we adopt updated energy codes, […]

Do you qualify for solar & energy grants?

As the weather heats up, the city of Merriam, KS is offering its’ residents up to $2,500 to install solar systems, geothermal, new windows and energy-efficiency improvements.

The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant will reimburse Merriam homeowners 20 percent – up to $2,500 – for costs related to energy efficiency improvements, including:

Insulation
HVAC or water heater
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