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The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced a new award titled the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities. The award will be presented to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at the USGBC’s annual Greenbuild conference, which will be held Nov. 17-19 in Chicago.
“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, 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.”
Chicago is also a leading green-building city in the United States. It is one of the first cities to adopt LEED for public buildings and is home to more LEED-certified green buildings than any other.
Daley has dedicated his time as mayor to making Chicago one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the nation. His belief is that Chicago’s future is directly linked with efforts to be a national leader in protecting and enhancing the nation’s natural resources.
The USGBC’s annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo will present a platform for a national recommitment to the need for more sustainable cities. For more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org.