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TRU Development is proud to announce that our property KAKTUSlife has been awarded LEED Silver Certification.

KAKTUSlife Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification
LAS VEGAS – TRU Development, a development company based in Las Vegas, is proud to
announce that their property, KAKTUSlife has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. The LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that
are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human
health performance.
KAKTUSlife, located in Southern Highlands, is the premiere luxury lifestyle residential apartment
community and is the first of its kind in the valley. KAKTUSlife is attractive to a sagacious
clientele who value technology, health and sustainability in a connected co-living environment.
A community within a community, KAKTUSlife has created an engaging culture and unique,
sustainable living accommodations at an unbeatable location.
KAKTUSlife Apartments offers the best of Las Vegas all in one convenient, modern, luxurious,
and central location. These premier, upscale apartments are located steps from the Las Vegas
Strip and Town Square. Residents can enjoy the perfect blend of convenience and home with
nearby restaurants and shopping.
“The work of innovative building projects such as KAKTUSlife is a fundamental driving
force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed and operated,” said Mahesh
Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering
carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while
prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of KAKTUSlife, we are increasing the number of green
buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being
environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to
KAKTUSlife achieved LEED certification through the implementation of practical and
measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site
development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental

The LEED Green Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green
Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing
excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The GBCI
credentialing program uses rigorous test development best practices and requires ongoing
maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences
that demonstrate continued competency and up-to-date industry knowledge. In addition to the
LEED Green Associate credential, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials;
the SITES AP credential for landscape design and development; the WELL AP credential, which
focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; and the Urban Greenhouse
Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions
inventory accounting. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation
from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.