Thu, 09 May 2013 08:45:00 GMT — A group of Drury University students have presented a plan for a demonstration house that supporters hope could help make Joplin a model of environmentally sound rebuilding from disasters. Ten architecture students and two professors unveiled the home plan Tuesday night at a meeting of GreenTown Joplin, which promotes sustainable rebuilding. The home, dubbed Monarch Eco-Home, includes different types of materials and techniques for making a building energy-efficient and storm resistant. GreenTown was founded in Greensburg, Kan., which was demolished in 2007 by a tornado. The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/16gTXMz ) the building would use solar panels on the roof to generate more energy than it uses. It also includes insulated walls and floors, a rainwater collection system and other environmentally friendly materials.
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