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For the past year, STAR Communities staff, committee members, member communities, and volunteers have engaged in the first major update of the rating system and its accompanying technical guide. The culmination of this effort is Version 2.0 of the STAR Community Rating System, which features new and updated metrics based on feedback from content experts and local government users. Version 2.0 was released in October 2016.

The STAR Community Rating System – our framework of sustainability goals, objectives and evaluation measures – is available to download for FREE from this page. You may also be interested in purchasing the Technical Guide, the Rating System’s companion manual which details how to achieve credits. The Technical Guide includes credit methodology, calculations, data sources, and case studies.

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