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STOCKTON, Calif. — Stockton, Calif.’s new water treatment plant has been awarded LEED Gold certification, Central Valley Business Times reported.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED, an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” is intended to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
The plant, which provides treated surface water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Stockton residents, achieved Gold LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.
“This new treatment plant will provide Stockton with a more reliable water supply for generations to come,” said Mel Lytle, director of the Municipal Utilities Deparment. “The fact the facility was built to Gold LEED standards is an added benefit.”