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Author Fraga, Robert.

Title The greening of Oz : sustainable architecture in the wake of a tornado / by Robert Fraga.

Imprint Shelbyville, Ky. : Wasteland Press, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  720.47 F811    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Kansas Collection  K 978.1878 Fra    ---  Available
Description 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Fraga presents a comprehensive account of how a small town in the Bible Belt became a model of ecological sustainability. On May 4, 2007, an EF5 tornado destroyed the town of Greensburg in south central Kansas. Immediately after the catastrophe, the leaders and citizens of Greensburg decided to rebuild, and to revitalize their home as the greenest town in America. Five years later, Greensburg now can claim the greatest concentration of buildings that meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification, the highest degree of sustainability, in this country. The community has been revitalized, and is thriving economically, spiritually and ecologically.
Source NBK 5/12 PPL
Subject Greensburg (Kan.)
Sustainable architecture.
Sustainable development.
Sustainable living.
Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction.
Ecological houses -- Design and construction.
Tornadoes -- Kansas -- Greensburg.
Disaster relief -- Kansas -- Greensburg.
Disaster victims -- Kansas -- Greensburg.
ISBN 9781600477157

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