USGBC recognised four new LEED-certified cities and communities. The cities of Chicago and San Jose, as well as the County of San Diego, have achieved LEED Platinum, and the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently celebrated its LEED Gold certification. LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities are pilot programs that measure and track city and community sustainability outcomes based on 14 key metrics that include energy, water, waste, transportation, education, health, safety, prosperity and equitability. Performance and progress is tracked using the Arc performance platform. The recent certifications demonstrate how local leaders are working to improve quality of life for their residents. “It’s cities like San Jose, Chicago and Lancaster, and communities like San USGBC Recognises Four New LEED-Certified Cities

Even the HVAC system has been designed in a highly sustainable way. As the building is fully underground, it is not affected by external thermal loads during the day. Furthermore, the green covering provides insulation on the roof from solar radiation, keeping internal temperature stable all year round. To guarantee the best internal comfort even during the most crowded events, the HVAC plant designer has conceived an air conditioning system based on Climaveneta branded units: 1 ERACS2-Q/CA 2222 multi-purpose heat pump and 1 FOCS2/K 6903 chiller to produce hot and cold water for the 11 Wizard Air Handling Units.

Diego, that are proof that USGBC’s vision for a sustainable future for everyone within the next generation isn’t just some farreaching ideal,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC and GBCI, who attended the certification ceremonies for the County of San Diego and San Jose.