City of Greensburg - Green Building Requirement for New Municipal Buildings (Kansas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Kansas
Name City of Greensburg - Green Building Requirement for New Municipal Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Biomass, Daylighting, Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirement All newly constructed or renovated municipally-owned buildings larger than 4,000 square feet must be designed to conform to the platinum rating of LEED Green Building Rating System; buildings must also be designed to receive 10 out of 10 possible points under LEED EA Credit 1

Date added to DSIRE 2008-01-31
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-01

References DSIRE[1]


In the aftermath of a May 2007 tornado that destroyed 95% of the city, the Greensburg City Council passed an ordinance requiring that all newly constructed or renovated municipally owned facilities larger than 4,000 square feet be designed to conform to the platinum rating of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System. The ordinance further requires that such buildings be designed to achieve all ten points possible under EA Credit 1 "Optimize Energy Performance". Achieving this will require a whole building energy consumption reduction of 42% from the standard building baseline (ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004). The city also plans to institute numerous other "green" measures into the rebuilding process and several private building owners have elected to pursue LEED certification for their own projects. Click here for further information on these efforts.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Greensburg City Hall
Address 239 S. Main
Place Greensburg, Kansas
Zip/Postal Code 67045
Phone (620) 723-2751


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: City Ordinance 2007-17
Date Enacted 2007-12-17

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"