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Ill. County Participating in LEED for Cities and Communities Sustainability Program (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-03-09
In Illinois, the Kane County Dept. of Resource Management reports the county is one of 20 agencies nationwide -- and the only one in Illinois -- awarded a US Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for Cities and Communities program grant to tackle larger-scale energy efficiency and sustainability objectives with help from regional partners.

The LEED for Cities and Communities program offers participants access to a performance platform, educational tools and professional liaison to support LEED certification, according to the USGBC website.

The grant program, which also receives support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, allows county leaders to measure how their sustainability efforts fare both internally and globally. The program provides an award package to communities that have shown commitment in addressing climate change, resilience and social equity.

Each recipient receives an annual silver membership to the Green Building Council; registration and certification review fees in the LEED Cities and Communities program; access to the Arc platform that encourages improvement and benchmarking; and the availability of online educational resources, project management tools and monthly conference calls. (Source: US BC, Daily Herald, 7 Mar., 2020) Contact: Kane County Resource Management, Jessica Mino, Management Coordinator, 630-208-8665,​, www.county; USGBC LEED for Cities and Communities Program,, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

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Henderson Texas USGBC LEED for Cities Certified (Ind. Report)
Date: 2018-12-05
In the Lone Star State, the City of Henderson reports it has become one of 75 US Green Building Council LEED certified cities.

The LEED for Cities program addresses concerns of transparency and information about the places residents live, work, learn and play on a global scale in key areas ranging from transportation and education to energy and water use. (Source: USGBC, KSNV, 3 Dec., 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

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