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I agree, Dorothy, Kansas isn't so bad

Received a communique from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is trumpeting the decision of city officials in Greensburg, Kansas, to require all city-owned buildings to carry a Platinum level certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
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Written by Heather Clancy, Contributor on

Received a communique from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is trumpeting the decision of city officials in Greensburg, Kansas, to require all city-owned buildings to carry a Platinum level certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The reason this matters is because this particular town was virtually leveled last May by a EF-5 category tornado (the highest rating for tornadoes by the National Weather Service). So, that means there is a lot of rebuilding going on.

Greensburg has pledged to require that all buildings more than 4,000 square feet in size meet the Platinum requirements and that they reduce energy use by at least 42 percent over the existing code.

The master plan for the building was developed by the city in conjunction with BNIM Architects, which has a sustainable design practice.

Follow the green brick road!

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