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To replace school buildings in Greensburg, Kansas, destroyed in a devastating 2007 tornado, BNIM designed a new, combined K-12 facility to serve the entire Kiowa County school district.
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Reclaimed wood was used on the interior and exterior of the Kiowa County Schools building.
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The wings of the Kiowa County Schools building define a courtyard that incorporates a playground and prominent rainwater collection facilities.
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Targeting a precedent-setting goal of LEED Platinum certification, later mandated for all new public buildings in Greensburg, the Kiowa County Schools building includes numerous green features, such as extensive daylighting, rainwater collection, and a 50-kilowatt wind turbine.
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