The goal of Project Living Proof (PLP) is to restore a modest home at 917 Emanuel Cleaver Blvd in Kansas City, Missouri, to exhibit how to make a century-old home more energy efficient.
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Project Living Proof was in a September
and November article
in the Kansas City Star. KMBC Channel 9 News ran a November 5th story
on the house. Greenability highlighted the project in their Sept-Oct edition
A special thanks to our Anchor Sponsors
, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), for their support of Project Living Proof. For more information on all of the Project Living Proof
sponsors, check out the
PLP Sponsors Page
The home is a demonstration of the
KCP&L Smart Grid
which is a combination of onsite energy generation, advanced switches and capacitors, automated meter reading, and other smart technologies that allow for real-time monitoring and management of energy usage. The site's landscaping is a pilot project of the Sustainable Sites Initiative
, a voluntary set of guidelines and benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction, and maintenance practices.
The renovation process began May 2010 and tours of the site
are offered as indicated above. The Metropolitan Energy Center is grateful for donations from
a number of businesses and organizations. Donations continue to fund the maintenance of the site. For more information, check out the PLP Sponsors and Partners