Council names award after Chicago mayor
The U.S. Green Building Council announced it will present an award to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley at its meeting in Chicago next month.
The Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities will be presented to Daley during the USGBC’s Nov. 17-19 Greenbuild conference 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, the USGBC’s senior vice president of global policy and law. “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.”
Under Daley’s leadership, Chicago has become one of the “greenest” cities in the nation, council officials said, adding that it was one of the first to require Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for public structures.