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STAR Communities Seeks New Pilots, Sets Date for National Release of Sustainability Standard

by Don Knapp Jul 19, 2012

STAR Communities is pleased to announce the launch of the STAR Community Index 1.0 in fall 2012—the nation’s first standard for sustainable communities. STAR is a national, consensus-based rating system for community sustainability. When released in fall 2012, STAR will provide communities a standard and comprehensive set of goals, objectives and performance measures by which to improve interdependent environmental, economic, and social conditions. STAR will provide local governments and community leaders with the framework and tools they need to set baselines, adopt targets, then measure and validate their progress across a standard and comprehensive set of goals, objectives and evaluation measures.

Seeking 25-40 Pilot Communities

With the release of the standard, STAR Communities seeks between 25‐40 U.S. communities to pilot STAR’s rating system, online reporting tool, and associated products and services.

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