is an EPA program to improve air quality and promote sustainability through water conservation, turning parking lots to parks projects, solar panel installation, idle-free zones, and Bridging the Gap's Five Green Things program.
The Metropolitan Energy Center administers two of the Sustainable Skylines
programs, Water Wi$e
and Solar KC
. Both programs seek to improve air quality by reducing energy consumption.
Water Wise promotes the energy-savings through water conservation from water-saving devices AND the reduction in municipal water treatment energy usage from sustainable
bioretention, irrigation, and landscaping.
Water Wise has held two workshops in Kansas City. The first workshop was a speakers panel on the water-energy nexus on December 16th, 2009, at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Discovery Center at 47th and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri. The presentations are listed below:
On May 14th, 2010, a two session workshop was held at the MDC Discovery Center. From 10am-12pm, participants learned about the landscaping design at the MEC demonstration, Project Living Proof
, which is also a
Sustainable Sites Initiative
pilot project. The afternoon session was comprised of the local "Water Wise" project presentations featured below.
Solar KC has already installed solar-panels on Project Living Proof
and more panels are to be installed at Paseo High School in Kansas City later this year.