The Resource From tragedy to triumph : rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint, Shanti Pless and Lynn Billman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Daniel Wallach, Greensburg GreenTown, (electronic resource)

From tragedy to triumph : rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint, Shanti Pless and Lynn Billman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Daniel Wallach, Greensburg GreenTown, (electronic resource)

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From tragedy to triumph : rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint
Title
From tragedy to triumph
Title remainder
rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint
Statement of responsibility
Shanti Pless and Lynn Billman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Daniel Wallach, Greensburg GreenTown
Title variation
Rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint
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Language
eng
Summary
On May 4, 2007, Greensburg, Kansas, was hit by a 1.7-mile wide tornado with 200 mph-plus wind speeds. This tornado destroyed or severely damaged 90% of Greensburg's structures. We discuss the progress made in rebuilding Greensburg, with a focus on the built environment and on meeting Greensburg's goal of 100% renewable energy, 100% of the time. We also discuss key disaster recovery efforts that enabled Greensburg to reach this goal. Key strategies included a Sustainable Comprehensive Master Plan, an ordinance resolving that city-owned buildings achieve LEED Platinum and 42% energy savings, a strong focus on rebuilding "right" with an integrated design process, attracting significant and sustained technical experts and national media attention, and linking renewable and energy efficiency technologies to business development. After three years, more than half the homes that have been rebuilt are rated at an average of 40% energy savings. All significant commercial buildings, including the school, hospital, banks, courthouse, and retail buildings, have been rebuilt to LEED Gold and Platinum standards and exceed 40% savings, with many exceeding 50% savings. Greensburg recently constructed a 12.5-MW community wind farm to provide all the remaining energy needed for its energy-efficient buildings and homes
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Pless, Shanti D
Funding information
DE-AC36-08-GO28308.
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Billman, Lynn
  • Wallach, Daniel
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
  • Greensburg GreenTown
  • ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Series statement
NREL/CP-550-48300
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  • Architecture and energy conservation
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Greensburg (Kan.)
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From tragedy to triumph : rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint, Shanti Pless and Lynn Billman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Daniel Wallach, Greensburg GreenTown, (electronic resource)
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http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo152
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Note
  • Title from title screen (NREL, viewed Sept. 20, 2010)
  • "August 2010."
  • "Presented at ACEEE Summer Study, Pacific Grove, California, August 15-20, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Control code
664597348
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (16 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99311965
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Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
From tragedy to triumph : rebuilding Greensburg, Kansas, to be a 100% renewable energy city : preprint, Shanti Pless and Lynn Billman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Daniel Wallach, Greensburg GreenTown, (electronic resource)
Link
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo152
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (NREL, viewed Sept. 20, 2010)
  • "August 2010."
  • "Presented at ACEEE Summer Study, Pacific Grove, California, August 15-20, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
mixed
Control code
664597348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (16 p.)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(GPO)99311965
System details
Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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