WASHINGTON — Five years after the devastating hurricanes that ravaged New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast, many organizations have stepped in to help rebuild the city, placing emphasis on resilience, sustainability and economic prosperity, according to a press release.
The U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC), the driving force of the green building industry in America, has also made rebuilding New Orleans green a key priority, the release noted.
Through USGBC''s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) green building certification program, hundreds of homes, schools and commercial buildings are being rebuilt to be high-performance, resource-efficient, durable and healthier places for the people of New Orleans who occupy them, the release stated.