Climate Smart Communities Certification

Local governments can earn Climate Smart Community (CSC) Certification at the certified, bronze, silver, or gold levels through compliance with this robust, comprehensive rating system.

Fact Sheet [PDF]
This fact sheet provides a brief description of the Climate Smart Communities Certification action along with the benefits communities can expect to achieve. 

Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]
The slide presentation provides an overview of the Clean Energy Communities Program as well as a detailed description and step-by-step guidance for implementing Climate Smart Communities Certification action.

Climate Smart Communities Certification First Steps Guide [PDF]
This guide provides brief descriptions and the documentation requirements for certification priority actions, as well as tools and resources available to assist in completion of those actions.

Climate Smart Communities Certification Manual [PDF]
The CSC Certification Manual describes more than 130 individual actions for which a community may earn points toward certification.

Climate Smart Communities Certification Workbook [XLSX]
This excel spreadsheet provides a format for documenting actions taken to achieve certification.