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Webinars

U.S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Webinars about Greensburg, Kansas, highlight the town's efforts to rebuild as a sustainable green community and provide examples for other communities recovering from disaster. The Webinars can be viewed at any time.

Some Webinars are available for viewing in Windows Media Player as Windows Media Video (WMV) files. To view these WMV files, you will need a computer running Microsoft Windows with Windows Media Player, version 9 or later. Adobe Acrobat PDF files of the PowerPoint presentations are available.

Each Webinar includes a question and answer session. Due to time constraints, not all questions were answered during the live presentations. Read the answers to those questions in the Greensburg Webinar Series Q&A document.

Greensburg—America's Model Green Community in Their Own Words

This Webinar provides an overview of how Greensburg is rebuilding as "America's model green community." City leaders explain how decisions were made to rebuild with the largest concentration of LEED® certified buildings in the world, and where the town is headed. It was originally presented on November 23, 2009.

Presenters:
  • Bob Dixson, Mayor, City of Greensburg
  • Kelly J. Estes, President BTI-Greensburg John Deere
  • Mike Estes, Vice President BTI-Greensburg John Deere
  • Darin Headrick, Superintendent, Greensburg Schools
  • Daniel Wallach, Executive Director, Greensburg GreenTown

View the Webinar. Download the presentation slides. A text version of the audio is also available.

Greensburg, Kansas, and Beyond

This Webinar focuses on Greensburg tools, design strategies, and successes that are leading to a 100% renewable city; community wind projects; and John Deere's plans for green dealership buildings. It was originally presented on December 15, 2009.

Presenters:
  • Chuck Banks, Principal and Founder, Chuck Banks Associates
  • David Jeffers, Manager, Retail Brand Experience, John Deere Corporation
  • Shanti Pless, Building Energy Efficiency Research Engineer, LEED AP, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Tom Wind, Owner, Wind Utility Consulting, PC

View the Webinar. Download the presentation slides. A text version of the audio is also available.

Greensburg, Kansas: Lessons Learned and Steps Forward

This Webinar discusses successes in rebuilding green in the residential sector and ongoing efforts to establish a green home program in Greensburg. It also covers financing for rebuilding green homes in the town; the start of a new wind energy business and plans for the future; and lessons learned about rebuilding green from a federal agency perspective. This Webinar was originally presented on January 12, 2010.

Presenters:
  • Chuck Banks, Principal and Founder, Chuck Banks Associates
  • Lynn Billman, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Haley Estes, Director of Marketing and Business Development, BTI Wind Energy
  • John Holton, Architect/Engineer, Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS)

View the Webinar. Download the presentation slides. A text version of the audio is also available.