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Town Becomes First to Require LEED Platinum Certification



Greensburg, Kan., has passed legislation that requires all city-owned buildings to become LEED Platinum certified.


By CP Editorial Staff   Green

Greensburg, Kan., has passed legislation that requires all city-owned buildings to become LEED Platinum certified.

Greensburg is the first city in the U.S. to require the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest level of LEED certification. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The resolution, adopted in late 2007, will require all city buildings greater than 4,000 square feet to be LEED Platinum certified and reduce energy use by 42 percent over current building code requirements.



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