CL11 - Strategies, Data and Performance for Sustainable Communities

Thursday, November 9 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM | 104A « Back

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Do you manage data, sustainability, technology or related initiatives at the neighborhood, district, or city scale? Are you committed to taking action toward more healthy, resilient, inclusive, low-carbon communities? Join this session to learn how to take your efforts to the next level with tools like the Arc platform, LEED for Cities, and the STAR Community Rating System. Arc is a platform that connects people to strategies, data tracking, benchmarking, reporting, and certification to multiple rating systems across all scales of the built environment, from tenant spaces and buildings to sites, power systems, cities, and beyond. If you are transforming your community through data driven decision-making with an eye on performance indicators for sustainability, energy, water, transportation, waste, climate action, resiliency, or social and economic development, Arc can help you understand where to focus your efforts, and aggregate your data and actions to tell your transformation story. STAR is a comprehensive framework and set of strategies for evaluating and guiding and certifying local sustainability. LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities complement STAR by offering certification that recognizes your community’s ongoing progress across a variety of performance metrics. Practitioners from leading companies and cities will share specific case studies and strategies for resilience as well as their experiences with these certifications.

Learning Objectives:

Explain the purpose, benefits, and functions of the Arc platform (

Describe the goals and benefits of certification with the STAR Community Rating System ( and LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities (

Describe how the STAR and LEED programs complement each other.

Identify specific strategies for community resilience from leading practitioners.


Event Type: Connect & Learn > Session