Sept. 28, 2010 (Chicago, IL) – 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
U.S. Green Building Council
The USGBC community is transforming the way we build, design and operate our buildings for healthier places that save precious resources for people to live, work, learn and play in. UGSBC is helping create buildings and communities that regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council is the driving force of the green building industry, which is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product by 2013. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, concerned citizens, teachers and students. The USGBC community comprises 80 local chapters, 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 155,000 individuals who have earned LEED Professional Credentials. Visit www.usgbc.org for more information.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo provides an unrivaled opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, explore new products and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building conference and represents all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the three time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and four time winner of Tradeshow Week’s Fastest 50 growing tradeshows in the U.S. This year’s show will be held on Nov. 17-19, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois with 40,000 expected attendees and nearly 2000 exhibit booths. Visit www.greenbuildexpo.org for more information.