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Who We Are

Greensburg GreenTown is a charitable nonprofit organization working in Greensburg, Kansas to rebuild the town following the devastating tornado in May of 2007. The town has made a remarkable comeback, reinventing itself as a model for sustainable building and green living now recognized around the world. GreenTown works to make green building and living easily understood, appealing and accessible to all.

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Publications & Brochures

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Greensburg GreenTown


Greensburg Map (pdf 829 KB) - This is the most current map showing Greensburg's reconstruction. Color coded icons display a variety of items including LEED projects, other projects with significant sustainable features, new homes and homes that survived the tornado and have been rehabed.

Greensburg Visitors Guide (pdf 31 KB) - Here is a helpful list of Greensburg services for visitors.  The organizations are grouped under the headings: Attractions, Recreation, Lodging, Dining, Shopping, Banks, and Services.  The Visitors Guide provides locations, contact information, and hours of operation.

 

Silo Home Brochure (pdf 769 KB) - This brochure was created for our first demonstration eco-home and details all the sustainable features that can be found there.

Silo Home Brochure en Español (pdf 1.6 MB) - Este folleto fue creado para nuestra primera demostración de la eco-casa y todos los detalles de las características sostenibles que se pueden encontrar allí.

 

Eco-Term & Acronym Definitions (pdf 113 KB) - Designed for those who are new to sustainability, we defined the most commonly used terms and acronyms.

 

Green Resources for New Home Construction (word 656 KB) - This document is for those who are looking to build a new home and want to incorporate sustainable features but don't know where to start.

 

40 Tips for Sustainable Home Design and Construction (word 633 KB) - Tips and resources for homeowners to consider when designing, constructing or remodeling a home with sustainability in mind.

 

City of Greensburg


Sustainable Comprehensive Plan (pdf 16.3 MB)

Long-Term Community Recovery Plan (pdf 12.8 MB)

Downtown Design Guidelines (pdf 4.8 MB)

 

National Renewable Energy Lab


The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), located in Golden Colorado, provided invaluable technical assistance and recommendations to city leaders and businesses during the first three years after the tornado. They performed various energy studies and developed educational materials related to sustainable disaster recovery. They also created great educational materials on many of the new projects constructed in Greensburg, which are available to download below.

For more information, please visit the NREL website here.

Brochures

Greensburg, Kansas—A Better, Greener Place to Live (pdf 2.2 MB)

How Would You Rebuild a Town Green? (pdf 1 MB)

Rebuilding After a Disaster - Going Green From the Ground Up (pdf 3.2 MB)

Rebuilding it Better Series:

Full Report: Rebuilding it Better: Greensburg Kansas - High Performance Buildings Meeting Energy Savings Goals

Fact Sheets

Rebuilding Green Homes after Disaster (pdf 815 KB)

Rebuilding Green Buildings after Disaster (pdf 934 KB)

Rebuilding with Renewable Energy After Disaster (pdf 708 KB)

Resources for Rebuilding Green after Disaster (pdf 858 KB)

Posters

Detailed information on specific buildings and projects in Greensburg.

DOE and NREL Technical Assistance (pdf 868 KB)

5.4.7 Arts Center (pdf 752 KB)

BTI Greensburg - John Deere Dealership (pdf 853 KB)

Business Incubator (pdf 1 MB)

Centera Bank (pdf 991 KB)

City Hall (pdf 936 KB)

Dillons Kwik Shop (pdf 955 KB)

Dwane Shank Motors (pdf 802 KB)

Greensburg State Bank (pdf 753 KB)

Greensburg Wind Farm (pdf 968 KB)

Kiowa County Courthouse (pdf 889 KB)

Kiowa County Memorial Hospital (pdf 898 KB)

Kiowa County School (pdf 953 KB)

The Peoples Bank (pdf 1 MB)

Prairie Pointe Townhomes (pdf 774 KB)

Silo Eco-Home (pdf 680 KB)

Presentations

Greensburg Project Summary (pdf 1.5M)

Integrated Deployment & Greensburg Impact (pdf 1.4M)