Denver recognized for environmental building design

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The U.S. Green Building Council certified the city of Denver as LEED platinum, a designation only given to a handful of cities, according to a news release.

LEED for Cities, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, helps cities measure goals toward sustainable building.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the work that Denver is doing to push our city forward in addressing the real issues of climate change and working toward a more affordable, reliable and sustainable future in everything from energy and transportation to education and health,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said in the news release. “Being certified Platinum in the USGBC’s LEED for Cities program is one more step we’re taking as a city to affect change at the local level and support greater equity for our residents and neighborhoods.”

Denver is the 11th community worldwide to be awarded the platinum designation, according to the release. Denver was rated based on several factors, including the city’s Climate Action Plan, goals to reduce emissions and mobility data.

For more information on LEED certification, go to new.usgbc.org/.

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