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CONTACT: Danielle Baulckim, 816-513-3473

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2012

EnergyWorks KC launches informative newsletter for residents

The City of Kansas City, Mo.’s, EnergyWorks KC initiative announces the launch of its new informative newsletter, "House Calls," which is distributed to Kansas City, Mo., home and business owners. The newsletter offers valuable energy savings tips and provides information about the EWKC program. To reach an even broader Kansas City audience, a digital component of "House Calls" is distributed along with the print version. The newsletter and e-newsletter are distributed every other month. Those interested in receiving the newsletter can visit www.kcmo.org/ewkc for more information.

The newsletter highlights simple ways home/business owners can decrease their energy usage and thus save money. For example, lowering the temperature of your hot water heater to 120 degrees from a previous setting of 140 degrees can save 20 percent of the energy used. The newsletter also outlines what can be expected from an energy analysis, details the program’s financing incentives available to Kansas City, Mo., home and building owners and highlights information about both EWKC’s water-saving component, WaterWorks! and workforce development initiative.

“The newsletter and e-Newsletter are just natural extensions of our citywide program to inform Kansas City home and business owners of the EWKC program,” said Bob Housh, EWKC co-director. “We want residents to know how easy it is to save money by decreasing energy usage.”

EWKC directs home and business owners to complete an energy analysis to understand which energy efficiency upgrades are best suited to reduce energy costs. Program participants can use EWKC financing incentives to make such improvements affordable. Although improvements vary depending on the needs of each property, many have included additional insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, heating and cooling system upgrades and lighting improvements.

Utilize the EnergyWorks KC resources today by calling 816-531-SAVE or visit www.EnergyWorksKC.org.

Media inquiries regarding EnergyWorks KC, should be directed to Danielle Baulckim, EnergyWorks KC marketing coordinator, 816-513-3473 or danielle.baulckim@kcmo.org, or visit www.kcmo.org/ewkc.

About EWKC: EnergyWorks KC is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to complete 2,000 conversions by April 2013.

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