Dunwoody has been recognized for its “green” initiatives with an award from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Dunwoody was awarded the Green Communities Silver Level Certification for its efforts to become a more environmentally-friendly city.

“This award recognizes Dunwoody’s continued dedication to sustainability by reducing our

environmental footprint,” said Rebecca Keefer, director of sustainability, in a news release.

The city’s Sustainability Commission, an advisory board appointed by the city council, has contributed many successful ways to make the city more efficient.

For example, Dunwoody requires all new government buildings to have high efficiency plumbing fixtures and has a Complete Streets Policy to accommodate motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders. The City Council adopted an LED Traffic Signal Policy in 2010, which eliminated the use of incandescent halogen bulbs in traffic signals. To date, all lights have been converted to LED bulbs, three years ahead of schedule.