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Announcing new Technical Advisory Group Members

STAR is proud to announce the 2014-2015 selections for the Technical Advisory Group. The purpose of the STAR Community Rating System Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is based on STAR’s guiding principle of continuous improvement.  The TAG’s mission is to enhance and where necessary clarify the STAR Community Rating System.  The group will address the following:... Read More

Chandler, AZ Recognized for 3-STAR Community Rating

Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2014) – Last night, during a concert in the park, STAR Communities recognized Chandler, Arizona for their 3-STAR Community Rating. The city is one of only 20 in the nation to achieve certification in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which evaluates the livability and sustainability of U.S. communities. “The City of... Read More

Alignment between STAR and ISO 37120

With the recent release of the ISO 37120 standard, “Sustainable development of communities – Indicators for city services and quality of life,” participating STAR communities have asked how these new international standards fit in to their work on the US-based STAR Community Rating System (STAR). In early June, STAR Communities conducted a gaps analysis of the... Read More

​WASHINGTON, D.C. NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2014)- Today, the District of Columbia was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The District is among 20 U.S. communities certified to date under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR). This is a robust sustainability rating system for cities, towns, and counties that helps communities evaluate... Read More

SEATTLE RECOGNIZED AS THE NATION’S MOST SUSTAINABLE CITY

Seattle, WA (September 10, 2014) – STAR Communities announced today that Seattle has been awarded a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. The City achieved the highest score to date, and is only the second in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating for its participation in the STAR Community Rating System (STAR), which... Read More

Announcing the Fall 2014 Leadership Communities

Cities Selected to Participate in Leadership STAR Community Program Extensive Tools, Training & Mentoring Offered to Support Their STAR-Certification Pursuits Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2014) –Today, STAR Communities announced the 7 U.S. cities that have been selected to participate in the Fall 2014 Leadership STAR Community Program. With extensive support from STAR Communities staff, the... Read More