leaders

Christopher Ballard, one of the leaders in rebuilding Greensburg, visits with The Green Team during Lunches with Leaders in Deets Library, yesterday. Ballard discussed what has been accomplished in the rebuilding of Greensburg and what direction Kiowa County is currently headed in. His presentation included an enlarged photograph of the devastation of the 2007 tornado. He also discussed the current progress on the Greensburg Art Center, which will be a LEED Platinum building, which uses a combination of active and passive energy systems, including water reclamation, solar integration and cross ventilation. Other features include: wind turbines, geothermal heating, thermal massing and a green roof.