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Posted on: November 15, 2018

CORINTH, TEXAS TO BECOME LEED CERTIFIED CITY

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Today, 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. 


“We 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,” added Ramanujam. 


“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.”


Cities 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 scale.


LEED 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.

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