- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Owners of some of Kansas City’s largest buildings will be required in the next few years to report how much energy the buildings use.

Despite strong objections from some property managers and developers, the Kansas City Council voted Thursday to require the energy and water use measurements, in an effort to encourage energy efficiency.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1JvMbQV ) the requirement will apply to the city’s municipal government buildings in the next two years. It will eventually expand to affect 3 percent of the public and private buildings in the city.

Privately owned buildings of more than 100,000 square feet will have to gather energy consumption data beginning in May 2017. Buildings over 50,000 square feet would start gathering data in May 2018.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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