Kansas City Power & Light’s (KCP&L) desire for a highly efficient office space led to the renovation of an existing Kansas City high rise using an aggressive sustainable design. BGR Engineer’s design retrofitted the existing MEP systems in the 230,000 square feet of office space originally installed in the 1980s to meet KCP&L’s desire for a sustainable office in 2010.

A 14” high raised floor was installed throughout 10 of the floors and the HVAC modified. In addition, high efficiency indirect lighting with daylighting control was installed to reduce operating costs. The existing restrooms were also renovated and low consumption fixtures and water-less urinals were installed. KCP&L also has the ability to monitor the power consumption of their space, ensuring that it performs better than the average tenant finish office space.

Construction on the twelve floors took nine months and was completed in phases. The project achieved LEED Gold Certification under the Commercial Interiors rating system.