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City of Greensburg - Green Building Requirement for New Municipal Buildings   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/01/2012
Program Overview:
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Local Government
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
Web Site: http://www.greensburgks.org
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
City Ordinance 2007-17
12/17/2007
Summary:

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.


 
Contact:
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Greensburg City Hall
239 S. Main
Greensburg, KS 67045
Phone: (620) 723-2751
Fax: (620) 723-2644
E-Mail: asstadmin@greensburgks.org
Web Site: http://www.greensburgks.org/
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