Document Type

Brochure

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

City planning, Community support, Disaster recovery, Energy efficiency, Green technologies, Renewable energy, Sustainability

Publisher

U.S. Department of Energy

First page number:

1

Last page number:

24

Abstract

If you’re a leader in a community that has met with disaster and must be rebuilt, this guide is for you. It’s intended to show how communities—big or small—can incorporate green principles and technologies like energy efficiency and renewable energy into their rebuilding plans. The information in this guide is based on the real-life experiences of two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) teams. One team worked with city leaders in New Orleans, Louisiana, after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and the other assisted community leaders in Greensburg, Kansas, after a devastating tornado in 2007. Although the two communities are quite different, the teams learned common lessons and found that the reasons for going green from the ground up are compelling.

Disciplines

Environmental Design | Environmental Policy | Natural Resources and Conservation | Sustainability | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Language

English

Comments

NREL Report No. BR-6A2-45136; DOE/GO-102009-2828