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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas: High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals

Title:
Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas: High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals

Abstract:
On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas. Since then, city and community leaders have been committed to rebuilding the town as a model sustainable community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) worked with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. The town showcases energy-saving best practices that can be replicated not only in other communities recovering from disaster, but any location focused on sustainability.

URL:
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/53539.pdf

Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
April 2012

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