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City of Cape Canaveral Selected to Join 2022 LEED for Cities Cohort

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced 15 cities and counties will commence certification in a national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.
Bank of America partnered with USGBC to launch the Local Government Leadership Program in 2017 and has contributed more than $2 million to support dozens of cities and counties in their pursuit of LEED certification. The program – which comes to the City at no cost – helps local governments committed to climate-related mitigation efforts, risk preparedness, and advancing resilience and sustainability-based endeavors by measuring and tracking performance using the LEED for Cities rating system.
The City of Cape Canaveral continuously strives to ensure the safety, security and well-being of its residents, both now and in the future. As such, the City is implementing numerous resilience and sustainability-based initiatives. The City is committed to delivering policies that are effective, efficient, and forward thinking; taking into consideration the latest in cost-saving sustainable development strategies, resilience planning, clean energy, and zero-emissions technologies. By being a part of the LEED for Cities Cohort, the City will be able identify both efficiencies and inefficiencies in its resilience and sustainability program – recently renamed the Cape Canaveral 2063 Program – in order to better determine and define program success.
“Local governments are leading the way in finding solutions to address the climate crisis, and LEED for Cities helps local leaders create responsible, sustainable and specific plans to contribute to quality of life for its residents,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council. “The 15 local governments selected to participate in this year’s cohort are committed to finding solutions for health, sustainable and high performing, and using LEED as a tool to ensure they are on a path of continuous improvement.”
The 15 local governments selected for the 2022 program represent more than three million Americans in diverse places around the country:

·        Amesbury, Mass.

·        Cape Canaveral, Fla.

·        Columbia, S.C.

·        Cutler Bay, Fla.

·        Davidson, N.C.

·        Dayton, Ohio

·        Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

·        Henderson, Nev.

·        Issaquah, Wash.

·        Ithaca, N.Y.

·        La Crescent, Minn.

·        Oakland County, Mich.

·        Reno, Nev.

·        State College, Penn.

·        Tucson, Ariz.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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