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Rebuilding After Disaster: Going Green from the Ground Up
Developer National Renewable Energy Laboratory +
Implementation Phase Bring the Right People Together  + , Create a Vision  + , Determine Baseline  + , Evaluate Options  + , Develop Goals  + , Prepare a Plan  + , Get Feedback  + , Develop Finance and Implement Projects  + , Create Early Successes  +
Name Rebuilding After Disaster: Going Green from the Ground Up  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Availability Publicly available--Free  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Baseline Estimated 2005 energy consumption: 15.6 million kWh; 92 mcf; 1.6 million gallons gasoline; 415,000 gallons diesel.  +
OpenEI/CETSI/CommunityPopulation 2,421  +
OpenEI/CETSI/CommunityType City  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Goals All new homes will use 30%-40% less energy
All new homes will use 30%-40% less energy than before the tornado New city buildings will achieve LEED Platinum certification Other commercial and public buildings will be designed to LEED Platinum or Gold rating levels 100% renewable electricity 100% of the time Reduce GHG emissions by 36% relative to pre-tornado emissions
s by 36% relative to pre-tornado emissions  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Highlights Based on lessons learned from technical as
Based on lessons learned from technical assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Greensburg, Kansas, this resource provides a simple, and easy to read how-to guide for disaster recovery and energy transformation in a green manner.  The guide is comprehensive in it's planning scope, and provides multiple, clear examples for community planners.  The table of contents can be used as a checklist of actions for disaster recovery.
hecklist of actions for disaster recovery.  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Metrics 52% of the new homes permitted between May
52% of the new homes permitted between May, 2007 and March, 2009 were voluntarily rated for energy efficiency. Nine townhome rental units are projected to use 41% less energy than a standard home.  33 homes that were renovated and measured will use on average 25% less energy than a standard home.  The city has also passed a resolution that all city-owned buildings will be LEED Platinum.  The city has entered an agreement to build a 12.5MW wind farm and to provide 100% renewable electricity to the city.
de 100% renewable electricity to the city.  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Overview The city of Greensburg, Kansas, is rebuild
The city of Greensburg, Kansas, is rebuilding as a model green community with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A tornado destroyed or damaged 95% of the town's homes and businesses on May 4, 2007. Greensburg turned disaster into opportunity and created a vision to rebuild as a sustainable community. The town has gathered a diverse group of experts, including DOE and NREL, to make their vision of rebuilding green a reality. This “how-to” guide describes ways to turn a disaster into an opportunity to rebuild with greener energy technologies using the examples of disaster-struck Greensburg, Kansas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. It covers topics related to the individual steps of building green from the ground up from bringing the right people together, creating a vision, determine the area's baseline, evaluating options to establish renewable energy within the community, developing goals for the community, preparing a green recovery plan, financing the project, and creating early success in the rebuilding of the community. The resource also contributes example of how Greensburg specifically incorporated various specific renewable energy technologies, improved their economy, and enhanced their water conservation.
my, and enhanced their water conservation.  +
OpenEI/CETSI/PublicationDate October 1, 2009  +
OpenEI/CETSI/RelatedToolsDesc None  +
OpenEI/CETSI/Results 4 LEED Platinum commercial buildings Of th
4 LEED Platinum commercial buildings Of the first 190 homes built after the tornado, about half were analyzed for expected energy savings (heat and electricity), and averaged 40% less energy use than code Wind farm that produces 12.5 MW of energy, or enough to power every home, business, and municipal building in the town, as well as surrounding areas 2008 annualized total electricity use: 8 million kWh (with 800 out of the original 1,400 residents)
h 800 out of the original 1,400 residents)  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy  +
OpenEI/Tool/Locality Greensburg, Kansas  +
ProgramResources Case studies/examples  +
Sector Buildings + , Economic Development + , Energy Efficiency + , People and Policy + , Transportation + , Water Conservation + , Renewable Energy + , Biomass + , Geothermal + , Ground Source Heat Pumps + , Solar + , - Solar Hot Water + , - Solar Pv + , Biomass - Waste To Energy + , Wind +
Website http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/corporate/45136.pdf  +
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