Town goes all green after devastating tornado


On May 4, 2007, an EF-5 tornado — the largest measured in the US in years — flattened this small town, destroying 95 percent of its buildings.

In the aftermath, the people of Greensburg decided to rebuild with an emphasis on green building principles, and in the years since has become a model for how to develop a sustainable community. It now boasts the highest per-capita percentage of LEED-certified buildings in the United States.

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