Historically significant — and inefficient — buildings require extra care to preserve design while saving energy.
Supporters are optimistic that the City Council will adopt a 2021 code expected to increase efficiency by 10%.
As St. Louis adopts a major building energy policy, Kansas City’s code update appears stuck in homebuilder politics.
A recent report analyzed links between emissions, poverty and housing stock in dozens of cities, including Minneapolis.
City ordinance provides a contrast to state-level actions, which gutted Ohio’s energy efficiency standard last year.