Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson 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. “Henderson is to be congratulated for its commitment to ensuring a place where people, nature and businesses can all thrive.”
Henderson is one of the 75 STAR certified cities and counties that comprise the LEED for Cities and Communities program.
“Henderson 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.
“Henderson is proud to have been named as a LEED certified city and to use this program to build upon the success that earned us a STAR Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2016,” said Mayor Debra March. “As a premier community, we are focused on ensuring our residents live in a healthy, sustainable city that is economically vibrant. Participating in the LEED certified city program will help us in tracking and reporting our success in meeting these critical goals, while also giving the community another tool for measuring our performance in key areas from transportation and education to energy and water use.”
Cities and communities face many challenges today. Residents 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 shown by city and community leaders. LEED helps cities and communities benchmark current performance, track performance metrics, communicate continuous improvement, and 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.