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  • This lone-standing grain elevator was the only structure to withstand the EF5 tornado that ripped through Greensburg, KS.
  • The eco-home, with its six-inch thick concrete walls, can withstand the high winds of a tornado, yet still provide an aesthetically appealing design.
  • Greensburg GreenTown is a charitable nonprofit organization working in Greensburg, Kansas to rebuild the town following the devastating tornado in May of 2007. The eco-home functions as a bed & breakfast, GreenTown's administrative office and Greensburg's Green Visitors Center.
  • Visitors can take a tour of the home or rent the guest suite to experience green living firsthand.
  • The concrete flooring on the first floor was created with SkimStone, providing an eco-friendly and durable surface, and reducing the need for additional floor coverings.
  • Among many of its green features, the home includes recycled glass countertops by EnviroGLAS.
  • The home was designed to use minimal space (only 1,000 SF). Its silo form reduces wind drag on the structure, and windows were oriented to optimize natural lighting.
  • Numerous companies and organizations donated time and materials for the construction of the home.
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