CHICAGO – Today at an executive luncheon held in Chicago, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new award entitled 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 USGBC’s annual Greenbuild conference, which will be held this 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 & 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. We are looking forward to bringing our Greenbuild conference back to one of the world’s most sustainable cities.”
Chicago is also a leading green building city in the U.S. – as one of the first cities to adopt 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.
Mayor 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 an unprecedented platform for a powerful national recommitment to the critical need for more sustainable cities – cities that create opportunity, drive job generation, save money for hardworking residents and power the green economy.
For more information about USGBC: www.usgbc.org and the Greenbuild conference: www.greenbuildexpo.org.