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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, has announced the City of Sarasota is among 20 new cities and counties selected to participate in the 2020 LEED for Cities and Communities Grant Program. The program helps local governments committed to accelerating progress on climate change, resilience and social equity planning, measure and track performance using LEED. Cities and counties participating in the 2020 program receive access to education resources and technical support as they pursue LEED certification. The certification will improve the city’s ability to understand its sustainability performance and use data-driven metrics to strategically invest in improvements. More than 100 cities and communities around the world have already achieved LEED certification. To learn more about Sarasota’s sustainability goals and progress, click here.

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