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the City of Corinth, Texas announced that it has become a LEED Certified City.
LEED for Cities is a program from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that
advances healthy, green and economically strong cities and communities.
are helping cities and counties develop responsible, sustainable and specific
plans for energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that
contribute to raising the standard of living for all people around the world,”
said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “Corinth, Texas is to be
congratulated for its commitment to ensuring a place where people, nature and
businesses can all thrive.”
Corinth is one of the 75 STAR certified cities and counties that
has now joined the family of LEED for Cities and Communities.
“Corinth will reach an even higher
level of leadership where they will be able to benchmark their current
performance, home in on targeted metrics to achieve continuous improvement, and
demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, human health and economic prosperity,”
“As City Manager of the City of Corinth, Texas, our
commitment to improve our city’s performance – qualifies us to join the ranks
of LEED Cities and Communities around the world,” said Bob Hart, City Manager.
“Our STAR certification – earned August 27, 2018 – has provided a great
foundation for future work with the U.S. Green Building Council, and we look
forward to openly tracking and communicating our continued social, economic and
environmental performance so that the people of Corinth can see our progress.”
and communities face many challenges in this day and age—citizens are demanding
more transparency and information about the places where they live, work, learn
and play. LEED for Cities and Communities addresses these concerns on a global
for Cities and Communities is helping to accelerate the leadership now being
shown by city and community leaders. LEED helps cities and communities
benchmark current performance, track performance metrics, communicate
continuous improvement, educate residents, visitors and business owners to
demonstrate commitment to sustainability, human health and economic prosperity.
As a result, local governments are becoming laboratories of innovation and
leadership, and have an enormous opportunity to initiate a dynamic dialogue
with citizens – and earn their trust in the process.