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A New Greensburg, Kansas

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Greensburg, Kansas Has Renewed Itself!

Forced Green has been following this city since the horrible tornado that wiped them out. We have seen such progress through out the last 5 years. Not only have they re-built their city green but also Leed Certified on many of their projects. Many of the citizens have rebuilt their homes with as much green technology as they could or afford.

Many people from around the world started making their way to Greensburg, Kansas, fascinated by this small town’s resolve to make its mark.

The good news is that Greensburg’s buildings are performing even better than the average LEED certified projects in the country.

The energy savings calculated from just 13 buildings exceeds $200,000 per year, compared to conventional buildings of the same size and usage.

The video invites you to come and see what they have accomplished and celebrate their success.

Kudos to the Greensburg folks for their renewal of their city as well as their homes. They should be very proud to show off their going green world of their own.

Greensburg …. as the green future unfolds.

22 Tornadoes!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Here is the article on how monstrous the Greensburg tornado really was.

Greensburg study finds that storm contained 22 tornadoes

By STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle

The first in-depth study of the Greensburg, Kan., tornado has uncovered new
details about one of the strongest and most dramatic tornado outbreaks ever
recorded.

“There are a lot of things in that storm that made me go, ‘Wow,’” said Les Lemon,
a co-author of the study and research associate meteorologist with the Cooperative
Institute in Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma. (more…)

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