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  • 11 Nov 2015 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    USGBC Central Plains and the Kansas City Energy Project are seeking table leaders/sponsors for this year’s Speed Greening Event. This roundtable event will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the Kansas City Chamber Board Room, Union Station. As a table leader/sponsor, you’ll be provided a chance to speak about an energy efficiency solution, lead a thought-provoking discussion with others in our community, and provide financial support for this event.

    Attendees will have four opportunities to rotate to different discussions, each round lasting 20 minutes. A social hour with refreshments and networking opportunities will follow the four rounds.

    Sponsors/table leaders will be selected to create a diverse mix of topics, and priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send a bio and description of your topic to by December 14th. Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:Energy Efficient Lighting Design or Upgrades

    • Energy Audits
    • Retro Commissioning
    • Low-Hanging Energy Efficiency Upgrades
    • HVAC System Performance
    • Financial Incentives for Capital Improvements
    • Real Estate Brokerage (green leasing)

    Sponsor a roundtable discussion for $200 and be recognized as a leader in the building efficiency industry through this unique sponsorship opportunity. Your company logo will be featured on promotional materials for this event and on your roundtable at the event.

    Email to be a table leader/sponsor with a bio and description of your topic by 5:00 p.m. (CST), on December 14th.


  • 05 Nov 2015 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    LEED design and sustainability have been around for a long time. This joint program with USGBC Central Plains Chapter of will explore how LEED is integrated in the design and construction industry. The panelists will share their thoughts and experience on how prevalent LEED is and should be, as well as provide perspective on what designers, builders and owners think of LEED as it relates to today's built environment.

    WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Doubletree Hotel
    10100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS

    Central Plains Chapter & DBIA Members : $30 Reserved
    Owners: $30 Reserved
    Guests: $45 Reserved
    Students: $10 Reserved

    Event Flyer 


  • 02 Nov 2015 8:29 AM | Anonymous

    Come celebrate another successful year with USGBC Central Plains and take a first look at T.E.S.S. (Trainer of Energy & Sustainable Systems), the Chapter's mobile educational trailer that will be on display.

    WHEN: Thursday, December 10, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Brookside Gardens
    624 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

    USGBC Central Plains Members: $15
    Non-members: $20
    Students: $5

    Cost includes 2 drink tickets, heavy appetizers and plenty of networking.

    Bring extra cash for raffle prizes to benefit T.E.S.S. and tips for the bartender!

    Event Flyer


  • 02 Nov 2015 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    Join USGBC Central Plains Chapter for a General Contractors Forum where we'll explore sustainable construction practices that KC Contractors are using today. This forum will bridge the connection between the design team and general contractors to address the benefits of this integrated design approach. A diverse panel of expertise and roles will provide unique perspective of lessons learned and proven construction team practices.

    Panelists include representatives from JE Dunn, McCownGordon, Burns & McDonnell, Turner Construction, Jonkman Construction, AL Huber, and Centric Projects. 

    WHEN: Thursday, December 10

    WHERE: JE Dunn Headquarters
    1001 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64106


    • 7:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
    • 7:45 a.m. - Welcome & Speaker Introductions
    • 8:00 to 9:15 a.m. - Panel
    • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. - Q & A

    USGBC Central Plains Members: $10
    Non-members: $15

    Event Flyer


    Thank You to our Event Host & Sponsor!


  • 15 Sep 2015 11:27 AM | Anonymous

    USGBC Central Plains Chapter and Kansas City Energy Project invite you to the quarterly workshop that will focus on LEED lighting credits. This workshop includes presentations by two Kansas City-based engineering firms, Larson Binkley and Henderson Engineers.

    LEED Lighting Credits - Presented by SwareDerua, Larson Binkley

    Understanding LEEDv4 Daylighting Credit - Presented byGinger Rucker& Tate Betz, Henderson Engineers

    Visit for additional information and to register to attend.

  • 28 Aug 2015 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015

    Join USGBC Central Plains Chapter for an exclusive recognition and networking event to acknowledge the breadth of LEED certified buildings in our Chapter region. Guests will tour the EPA Region 7 Headquarters, which is LEED Platinum Certified under the Existing Building Operations & Maintenance rating system. You will also hear from project team members on a guided tour of the facility.

    During the event, Chapter leaders will also unveil the Central Plains’ LEED project mapping site, and recognize the top 10 performing LEED certified buildings from 2014-2015.

    EPA Region 7 Headquarters
    11201 Renner Blvd., Lenexa, Kansas 66219

    5:00-5:15 pm - Registration
    5:30-6:00 pm - Welcome and Recognition Ceremony
    6:00-7:00 pm – Building Tours & Networking

    Central Plains Members: $10
    Non-members: $15

    Registration is required for security checkpoint purposes.


  • 04 Aug 2015 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Kansas City Energy Project and KC Chamber for the regional Energy Summit to learn about techniques and best practices that can lead to potential cost savings measures and a reduction of energy consumption. This event includes four presentations, a keynote speaker and a help center to guide you through Portfolio Manager - a tool for tracking energy and water consumption.

    During the keynote, you will have the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency programs, strategies and policies that can help your business or community. A presenter from Elevate Energy will highlight the benefits of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, ENERGY STAR products and certification, and using International Energy Conservation Codes to guide your building, planning and strategic planning process.

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
    4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110


    No cost to attend. Register here.

    Energy Efficiency Help Center:

    An Energy Efficiency Help Center will be available at the Energy Summit to provide one-on-one assistance with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Utility Energy Efficiency Programs. Stop by to receive help with setting up a new Portfolio Manager account or to ask questions about your existing account. You do not have to attend the summit to visit the Help Center. Representatives from Kansas City Power & Light and Missouri Gas Energy will be available to answer your rebate program questions and discuss energy efficiency initiatives.

  • 15 Jul 2015 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    Join us for the third annual Family Art Day at the KC Zoo! Kids 2-12 will enjoy a fun-filled day creating useful projects out of reused materials. Plus, come hear about the Kansas City Zoo's exciting addition - a baby girl gorilla named Masika. Bring your family or volunteer to help lead an activity! 

    Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Kansas City Zoo
    6800 Zoo Drive
    Swope Park Shelter #5
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


    All families are welcome; hands-on activities will be geared for ages 2-12.


    Children check-in at 10:00 AM, the art projects will begin at 10:30.

    Lunch will be served at noon before heading to the zoo at 1:00 PM

    This event is FREE, but space is limited to 50 children. Pre-registration is recommended. Registration includes Zoo tickets for the afternoon.

    For questions, email Programs at

    Event Flyer


  • 07 Jul 2015 9:27 AM | Anonymous

    USGBC Central Plains Chapter is now accepting education program proposals for the annual Continuing Education Blitz to be held Tuesday mornings during the month of October.

    Please read the below attachments for the program submittal process and forms. 

    2015 Call for Education Proposals

    Proposal Submittal Form

    Visit the event page for updates.

    For questions, email Programs at

  • 09 Jun 2015 2:25 PM | Anonymous


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