Joining Forces to Rebuild in Greensburg

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July 16, 2007
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GREENSBURG, Kan. -- National energy experts, local, state and federal government agencies, trade associations and non-profit organizations are joining forces to help residents in Greensburg and Kiowa County create an affordable, healthier and a more efficient town as well as become a model community for the state of Kansas.

A Design Workshop with architects, engineers and planners will be hosted by the Long Term Community Recovery team (LTCR) Tuesday and Wednesday in Greensburg under the red and white tent in Davis Park. The public is invited to stop by daily and share their ideas or give feedback on the designs. The event will be held at Barclay College in Haviland if weather is inclement.

Location: Red and White Tent in Davis Park

Tuesday, July 17:

  • 11a.m. - 7 p.m. Workshop

Wednesday, July 18:

  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Workshop

The Design Workshop is a preface to the Rebuilding Fair that will be held Thursday through Saturday at Barclay College in Haviland. The three-day event is hosted by more than 20 agencies, associations or non-profit organizations and is free to the public.

Location: Barclay College Student Center, Haviland

Thursday, July 19:

  • 5-5:45 p.m. "Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities"
  • 5: 45-6:15 p.m. Free community dinner sponsored by Tyson Foods
  • 6:15-7 p.m. "Green by Design - How Much Will You Save?"
  • 7:15-9 p.m. "Home Remedies - Lower Your Energy Bills Now"
    • Speaker: Doug Rye, nationally known residential energy consultant is sponsored by GeoComfort, Touchstone Energy and Central Fibers.

From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, booths in the Barclay Student Center will showcase various "green" products and technologies while lectures and breakout sessions are conducted nearby. Check for specific session locations and times in the student center. Some of the highlighted lecture topics include:

Friday, July 20:

  • "Smart Growth - It's About How and Where We Build"
  • "Benefits of Structural Insulated Panels"
  • "Healthy Homes - Drinking Water"

Saturday, July 21:

  • "Healthy Homes - Indoor Air"
  • "Homebuyer Seminar"

In addition, breakout group sessions will address many more topics throughout the weekend. For more detailed information about the rebuilding event, go to and click on full story under Barclay College Student Center to print the official rebuilding program.

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