Rebuilding It Better: Greensburg, Kansas, City Hall (Brochure) [report]

2010 unpublished
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 rural community. Experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are working with city leaders, business owners, and residents to identify ways to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies into the new buildings. Ultimately,
more » ... e technologies could be replicated in other communities recovering from disaster. City Hall Destroyed in the tornado, City Hall has been rebuilt green incorporating solar panels, ground source heat pumps, reclaimed materials, and a vegetated roof. The building serves as a symbol of Greensburg's vitality and leadership in becoming a sustainable community where social, environmental, and economic concerns are held in balance. " " The City of Greensburg is committed to providing quality services to our community in a sustainable manner. City Hall is proof that we are committed to smart growth and quality of life.
doi:10.2172/990104 fatcat:x4ub7etw7bdwbj2aqpln4h7q4a