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    City Takes Leadership Role in LEED Certification

    City Council recently approved an Ordinance adopting the United States Green Building Council-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification requirements for the construction of all new and renovated city-owned buildings 5,000 square feet and larger.

    This action presents an innovative opportunity to convert the design and construction of the built environment in our community towards energy efficiency. Notably, the benefits of applying green building measures can result in significant cost savings by encouraging resource conservation and reducing waste generated by construction projects.

    State and local governments across the country are adopting LEED for public-owned and public-funded buildings. The LEED Green Building Rating System provides multiple certification levels of which the City has targeted Silver Certification providing for added sustainability measures.

    Additional Highlights

    • Approximately 111 municipalities have implemented LEED programs to date across the country
      • Austin, Dallas, Frisco, Houston & San Antonio in Texas
    • The City is a Governmental Member of the United States Green Building Council
      • Local USGBC Chapter “the Chihuahuan Desert Chapter”
      • Larry Nichols, Deputy Director with Development Services is the State Representative
    • 2 City buildings currently in design are registered for potential LEED Certification
      • Cielo Vista Branch Library
      • Mission Valley Transit Terminal and Visitor Center
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