Two opportunities to learn more about the USGBC LEED for Cities program:
1. Apply for the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program – DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 15
With support from Bank of America, USGBC is pleased to announce a call for applications for the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program: 2021 National Cohort. The leadership program convenes U.S. local governments (cities, towns and counties) committed to certifying in LEED for Cities and accelerating progress on climate change, social equity and resilience. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the leadership of your city or community at a regional, national, and global scale!
Through this competitive program, local governments participate as a cohort, collaborating and exchanging ideas with peers as they get organized, set goals, collect data and apply for certification. Additionally, the Bank of America-sponsored national cohort provides each project with USGBC membership at the Silver level; registration in LEED for Cities; certification review fees; and access to the Arc reporting platform, to encourage continuous improvement and benchmarking.
Learn more by joining our information session: Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. EST: Webcast for interested applicants
Learn More and Apply Here.
2. Local Government Leaders Forum: Preparing the Workforce for a Clean Energy Economy: A Focus on LEED Cities Advancing a Just Transition.
We also wanted to let you know about this Q1 program that is part of USGBC’s Local Government Leaders Forum. We hope you can join us!
What: Local Government Leaders Forum | Preparing the Workforce for a Clean Energy Economy: A Focus on LEED Cities Advancing a Just Transition.
Date: Feb 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM CT | 12:00 PM ET
Program Info: Local governments are on the front lines of climate change, economic recovery, pandemic response, race and social justice, and so many other critical issues. Our 2021 Local Government Leaders Forum shares the progress that cities and counties engaged in LEED are making on the ground.
Host: Hilari Varnadore, Vice President for Cities, U.S. Green Building Council
Moderator: Lauren Ross, Senior Director of Policy, ACEEE
Sal Martinez, CEO, Employment Connection, St. Louis, MO
Emily Cantrell, Talent Development Senior Manager, Business Recruitment and Retention, City of Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Babcock, Climate Team Manager, Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, City of Denver, CO
The quarterly Local Government Leaders Forum is hosted by the LEED for Cities program at the U.S. Green Building Council. Forums will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 12 noon ET.