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Celebrating a Milestone: Orange County earns LEED Gold Certification

Submitted by Robyn Francis on April 7, 2022

On April 6, the Orange County Regional History Center, the U.S. Green Building Council presented Mayor Demings with Orange County's LEED Gold certification. 

Mayor Jerry Demings received the certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizing Orange County, 2021 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Winner, as a certified LEED Gold community. Keynote speakers include Mayor Demings, U.S. Green Building Council, and Orange County's Sustainability & Resilience Initiative.

LEED for Cities and Communities helps local leaders create responsible, sustainable and specific plans for natural systems, energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that contribute to quality of life.

The certification programs revolutionize the way cities and communities are planned, developed and operated in order to improve their overall sustainability and quality of life. The LEED framework encompasses social, economic and environmental performance indicators and strategies with a clear, data-driven means of benchmarking and communicating progress. The program is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is influenced by our engagement with hundreds of cities and communities around the globe.