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Louisville a national leader in eco-friendly infrastructure

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Attention other cities: it's ok to be green with envy, because starting Wednesday, Louisville is being recognized as a leader of eco-friendly infrastructure.

The Louisville Green Building Council held its first Leadership Summit Wednesday. There, community and national leaders of the council met to go over the success and hopes of their movement.

"Where we learn, where we worship, where we engage in life, all of these things are structures," said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. "All of these things are essentially boxes that we can make so much better. When we [make them better], we've made a connection not only internally, but also externally, and then we've done so much good for the community and the environment as well."
The seal of approval for eco-friendliness is being LEED certified.

Louisville has over 100 buildings that have been approved and certified, which places it in the top 10% for number of LEED certified buildings per capita.

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