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City of Greensburg - Green Building Requirement for New Municipal Buildings   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/03/2014
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
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Date Enacted:
City Ordinance 2007-17

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 10 points possible under EA Credit 1 "Optimize Energy Performance." Achieving this requires a whole building energy consumption reduction of 42% compared to the standard building baseline (ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004). 

As of 2014, Greensburg is home to the most LEED buildings per capita in the U.S. Other notable clean energy achievements include 100% of the electricity used in the City of Greensburg is renewable wind energy and it was the first city in the U.S. to use 100% LED streetlights.

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Greensburg City Hall
300 S. Main
Greensburg, KS 67054
Phone: (620) 723-2751
Fax: (620) 723-2644
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