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STAR + LEED for Cities

STAR Communities has officially merged with the U.S. Green Building Council. Together, we are developing a new, expanded LEED for Cities & Communities program that incorporates the best of the STAR Community Rating System within the LEED rating system structure.

The new program, expected to release in early 2019, will be data-driven and performance based, but will include those critical best practices needed to move the needle on local sustainability conditions. Our intention is to scale our work globally and support cities and communities around the world on their sustainability journey.

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STAR is now a part of the LEED for Cities & Communities program at USGBC. We may have moved, but we’re still ready to support you in your local sustainability efforts. Whether you are interested in benchmarking your community’s performance, tracking indicators, or rolling up your sleeves and making on the ground improvements, we’re here to help. 

DISCOVER BEST PRACTICES

The STAR Community Rating System supports best practices that move the needle on community-level conditions and outcomes. Learn how cities and counties have used STAR to affect positive change in their communities by viewing case studies and webinars.

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STAR’s framework of 7 goals, 45 objectives and 500+ outcome and action measures support local efforts. Download Version 2.0 the Rating System.

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STAR’s Merger with USGBC

The STAR Communities nonprofit organization merged with the U.S. Green Building Council earlier this year. This blog post is intended to share frequently asked questions.  What... Read More

LEED for Cities Greenbuild Workshop

Have you been curious about the LEED for Cities performance score and certification program? Interested in how the STAR Community Rating System is being integrated into the LEED... Read More