CHICAGO — The U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) has announced a new award entitled the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities, according to a press release.
The award will be presented to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at USGBC''s annual Greenbuild conference, which will be held this November 17-19 in Chicago, the release noted.
"USGBC is incredibly honored to be part of Mayor Daley''s legacy as a world leader in demonstrating how a nurturing and sustainable city can be the highest service to a community," said Roger Platt, senior vice president of global policy and law for the USGBC.
"This award is in recognition of the Mayor''s visionary and planet-changing leadership that has created the amazing legacy of a green city. We are looking forward to bringing our Greenbuild conference back to one of the world''s most sustainable cities," Platt added.
Chicago is also a leading green building city in the U.S. — as one of the first cities to adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) for public buildings and home to more LEED-certified green buildings than any other, Chicago is truly committed to leadership as a "next-generation" city, the release stated.