Winston-Salem is a 3-STAR Community!
The City of Winston-Salem was recognized for sustainability leadership through the Leadership STAR Community Program in February 2017. With a total score of 258.4 points, our community received an official 3-STAR Rating. Winston-Salem's online profile through STAR shows further breakdown of points earned by goal area and objective.
Thank you to all of the community partners who helped us achieve the 3-STAR Rating! [pdf/112kb/1p]
What is next?
STAR Communities as an organization has recently become part of the US Green Building Council, or USGBC, organization in efforts to create a stronger LEED for Cities framework. What this means for our efforts is that we will now be pursuing certification under the soon to be updated LEED for Cities program. Our 3-STAR certification translates to a Silver LEED for Cities certification, so this will be where we start the next certification process in a couple years. You can learn more about this new certification on the LEED for Cities web page.
What does this mean for Winston-Salem?
The new LEED for Cities platform will be able to provide us with a road map to help evaluate, assess and improve our community’s economic, environmental, and social performance measures and become healthier and stronger together. The hope is for community leaders to use LEED for Cities to set a clear path for sustainability, and measure and track progress towards meaningful results that save money and improve this community.
For more information about this project, contact Helen Peplowski.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Winston-Salem has begun installing electric vehicle charging stations in and around the downtown area. We are always working on increasing the number of these stations, and currently have three locations:
1. Old Salem roundabout in the tennis court area
2. The 4th and Church Street parking garage through the 4th street entrance
3. Bailey Park area on Patterson Ave. NOTE: This location is temporarily down due to construction in the area.