GLRPPR Sector Resource: Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas: High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals
Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas: High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals
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.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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