Atlanta Public Schools has been awarded the 2011 Leadership in Adoption of LEED honoring its environmentally friendly design, construction, operations and maintenance. The district was one of three finalists for the award, handed out by the U.S. Green Building Council of Georgia. Three APS schools have received gold or silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications since 2007, and 14 have been registered and slated for certification.