25 Jun '11, 12pm

Greening Buildings, from the Empire State to the Sunflower State

Greening Buildings, from the Empire State to the Sunflower State

First up this week: How does a Midwest town recover from a devastating tornado? When that town is Greensburg, Kansas, it returns to its pioneer roots and rebuilds sustainably. Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan looks at how Greensburg residents used the destruction of their own as an opportunity to literally live up to the town's name. Next, Greensburg, Kansas, used a moment of tragedy to become an icon of efficiency. But what will it take for other cities to go green? Can citizens be motivated to make efficiency upgrades without disaster? Anchor Thalia Assuras joins Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute, and Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA, to discuss the potential opportunities and pitfalls of energy efficient building, and debate what it will take for American cities to become more sustainable. Then, in this week's energyNOW! Hot Zo...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/06/25/greening-building...

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