“Arlington Earns Nation’s First LEED For Communities Platinum Certification”

Published December 21, 2017

Arlington County was recently honored to earn the title of “Platinum Level Community.” This was the first community to earn the title with the U.S. Green Building Council’s new LEED for Communities program.

The Arlington County press release states, “The honor acknowledges the County’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.

‘Arlington County understands the value of LEED and its ability to help set goals and deploy strategies that can improve the quality of life for residents across the community,’ said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. ‘Arlington’s LEED for Communities Platinum certification demonstrates a commitment to improving performance and creating a more resilient and sustainable future.’

‘It is truly an honor, and a validation of Arlington’s commitment to sustainability, to be the first to earn LEED for Communities Platinum certification,’ Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said. ‘This has been a community effort, achieved by having a vision of combating climate change and promoting energy efficiency on a local level, and putting in place innovative policies and practices to achieve it. Now, more than ever, the responsibility for progress on climate change rests with local and state governments and with the private sector.'”

The county also released this video explaining the award:

This is indeed a great honor for Arlington County! The Shooshan Company is proud to have added LEED certified buildings to the area and will continue to maintain excellence in this category.

To read the full press release, visit the Arlington County Government website here.


Arlington Earns Nation’s First LEED For Communities Platinum Certification. (2017). Arlington County Government. Source: https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/arlington-earns-nations-first-leed-for-communities-platinum-certification/