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STAR Affiliate subscription

STAR Affiliates invest in the critical work of STAR Communities to evaluate, improve and certify sustainable communities. Help us promote a healthy environment, strong economy and well-being for all residents, now and for future generations!

Affiliate investment supports continuous improvement of a national sustainability rating system, an advanced online performance management system, publications, trainings, and education programs grounded in the STAR Community Rating System, and a professional system to establish accreditation and credentials for businesses and consultants.

Affiliate member benefits include:

  • Connection to STAR staff
  • Electronic version of Technical Guide
  • Access to STAR Crosswalk, Planning Guide, and other electronic resources
  • Invitation to attend STAR subscriber-only webinars and trainings
  • Train the Trainer webinar
  • Affiliate organization listed on the STAR Affiliate page with brief description, logo and link to Affiliate website
  • Email newsletter subscription

Included with STAR Affiliate subscription

Technical Guide

The Technical Guide supplements the basic STAR Community Rating System by providing detailed information about how to achieve a STAR Community Rating.

E-Communications & Sustainability Network

Stay on top of sustainability trends, grant opportunities, best practices, and new innovations through our email newsletter and exclusive listservs.

Star Crosswalk

The Excel version of the Rating System to help identify alignment between STAR and local plans and initiatives.

STAR Community Rating System

The STAR Community Rating System (STAR) is used by local leaders to assess their sustainability, set targets for moving forward, and measure progress along the way.

STAR Planning Guide

The STAR Planning Guide provides guidance and case studies on how to use STAR to integrate sustainability into comprehensive, strategic, and sustainability plans.

Train the Trainer Webinar

A walk through of the Custom Slide Deck.

STAR Staff Support

Continuous support from STAR staff as questions arise from local communities

Updates to the STAR Technical Guide

If the STAR Technical Guide is updated, you will receive electronic access to the new version (a $200 value).

Eligibility for STAR committees

Eligibility to serve on STAR's Steering and Technical Committees