NREL Helps Greensburg Set the Model for Green Communities (Fact Sheet)

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    After a massive tornado destroyed or severely damaged 95% of Greensburg, Kansas on May 4, 2007, key leaders in Greensburg and Kansas made a crucial decision not just to rebuild, but to remake the town as a model sustainable rural community. To help achieve that goal, experts from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) arrived in Greensburg in June2007.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 2010

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A42-48935


    • alternative fuels
    • EE
    • electric vehicles
    • energy efficiency
    • energy modeling
    • energy options
    • energy-efficient homes
    • Greensburg, Kansas
    • high-performance commercial buildings
    • hybrid-electric vehicles
    • integrated energy solutions
    • Kansas
    • leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED)
    • LEED Platinum
    • renewable energy resources
    • renewable energy technologies
    • tornados
    • wind turbine


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