City of Treasure Island Achieves Gold in the LEED for Cities Rating System

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The City of Treasure Island is proud to announce that it has achieved LEED for Cities Gold certification. Treasure Island is part of a growing group of local governments to be certified using the LEED for Cities rating system. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is the world’s most widely used green building rating system, which is also now used holistically by cities and communities.

Treasure Island achieved the certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at improving sustainability and the standard of living for residents. The LEED for Cities rating system is designed to guide communities in achieving high performance in human and environmental health and has enabled the city to track outcomes and evaluate key metrics including energy, water, waste, transportation, education, health, safety, prosperity and equitability. Treasure Island joins a global network of more than 130 certified local governments.

“Our commitment to the City towards sustainability is strong as evidenced by the policies adopted by the City Commission and the work of City Staff – it is an important goal of the City and one that will make a positive impact to our community for years to come,” Treasure Island City Manager Amy Davis said.

Treasure Island’s Public Works Director and Sustainability Coordinator Stacy Boyles commented, “Going through the certification process helped us identify strengths and opportunities for growth. With a major overhaul to the City’s land development regulations ahead of us, LEED for Cities is being incorporated into our roadmap to improve sustainability and resiliency.”

“The City of Treasure Island’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous sustainability and climate leadership,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED for Cities was created to help local governments advance responsible, sustainable solutions for energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors that contribute to quality of life. Treasure Island is a prime example of how leadership and accountability can accelerate progress toward sustainability and resilience goals.”