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Need a Greensburg Fix?

Ok….but, don’t get overly excited. Planet Green doesn’t start running the new episodes until May. In the meantime………..

Just to show you how much Greensburg is growing, here is a run down of permits being issued:

  • Permits Issued to Date (1/16/2009) :
    Building or Repair Permits (Commercial, Residential, and Accessory Structures): 512
    New Homes: 179
    Accessory Structures: 111
    Permanent Commercial Structures: 66
    RVs: 24
    Total Permits Issued (Includes multiple permits on a single structure): 963

What a way to start the new year out!

Univ. of Colorado's donation

Univ. of Colorado's donation

The University of Colorado (CU) donated their winning home from the 2005 Solar Decathlon to GreenTown and the community of Greensburg.

The University of Colorado team constructed their energy efficient modular home using prefabricated walls of soy insulation sandwiched between waste-paper boards. The roof sports nearly 7 kilowatts of solar power.

The Chain of Eco-Homes Project: The Chain of Eco-Homes blog http://thechainofecohomes.org/ will be regularly updated by Project Managers Mason Earles, Emily Schlickman, and John Wickland. Check it out! The Eco-Homes Project has a full head of steam and will eventually feature as many as a dozen unique green homes that will serve as “living science museums” by day and eco-lodging by night. This first home in the project is dubbed the Silo Eco-Home, projected for completion by May 4, 2009. It will be built using the same method and materials typically used to construct a silo. Florida-based Armour Homes has designed and will build this demonstration project.
Some of the green features of this home include:

  1. • Passive Ventilation
  2. • Green Roof with a vegetable garden, a
  3. • Cistern for water catchment,
  4. • Photovoltaic Cells for solar-powered electricity,
  5. • Natural Daylighting,
  6. • Dual-Flush toilets and other water-saving features,
  7. • Native species in the landscape.

led2Additionally, the home is designed to sustain winds of 200 mph., so it will be a safe home as well as a sustainable one. Once completed, the home will serve two functions: a “living science museum” by day, whereby residents and visitors can tour and learn about the various cutting-edge technologies contained within the building; it will provide lodging by night. People will be able spend the night and experience what it feels like to live in such a strong, green building, packed full of green living products, furniture, and appliances.

You have seen LED traffic signals popping up in your towns and cities, but how cool is this?! Greensburg is the first U.S. city to have 100% LED street lighting, a total of 303 fixtures.

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  4. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Linda – Greensburg is certainly making a statement and setting a good example by being the first U.S. city to have 100% LED street lighting. That’s fabulous.

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  5. Anita Says:

    Hi Linda! 🙂
    Wish you could come visit us and check it all out in person… there is no substitute for being here!
    THanks again for the post…

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  6. wilson Says:

    I’m fancy with this green house, Linda. Although it’s simple, but it equipped with many incredible features!

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  7. Heath Says:

    I hadn’t been to your site in a while. I was talking to mom & dad last night and they were saying that the Methodist church that used ICF walls have a gas bill that is about 80% less than a Methodist church in a surrounding town. (and this is with more square feet and a day care that means they need more heat during the week)

  8. Catherine Says:

    Needed a Greensburg fix so I stopped by. Good news is green news.
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Verdiem Slashes Cox Comms’ Electric Bills, Hits Million-User Milestone =-.

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