Best of Greenbuild: Building the First LEED Platinum City Panel and Webinar, July 17, Jacksonville, FL

  • 17 July 2019
  • Start time : 07:30 AM
  • End time : 08:30 AM
  • Event Host : USGBC Florida
  • Event Location : Auld & White Constructors, 4168 Southpoint Pkwy, Ste 101, Jacksonville, FL, 32216, United States
Greenbuild Webinar LEED Platinum City
Event Description

Join USGBC Florida for the monthly Best of Greenbuild Webcast series. Greenbuild 2018 sessions will be rebroadcasted throughout the year until Greenbuild 2019 takes place November 20-22 in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

Building the First LEED Platinum City

The U.S. Green Building Council refers to the Mid-Atlantic region, where Washington, DC is located, as the “epicenter of green building.” In August 2017, the USGBC which developed the LEED rating system in 2000 and which promotes sustainability-focused practices in the building and construction industry, named Washington, DC as the first city in the world to receive its ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities’ Platinum award. It is the highest certification given by the USGBC.

Nearly ten years ago, Washington, DC began its transition of becoming a ‘green’ locality in various sectors including transportation, water, energy efficiency and waste management. District leadership put forth a series of laws and policies (The Green Building Act of 2006 and The Healthy Schools Act of 2010) that requires DC buildings be built and maintained to higher standards that allow the maximization of energy usage and achieve overall cost reductions. Additional initiatives would come in the form of the Sustainable DC plan and the Climate Ready DC plan which provide for the expansion of carbon-emission reduction and the support of the District’s green city growth. Washington, DC is serious about sustainability; its leadership has designed and codified the infrastructure to support sustainability and continues the momentum of green environments through the programs and plans to implement sustainability into the future. This panel sets out to share the cornerstones of this major multi-stakeholder collaboration and highlight why the Washington, DC model works.


  1. Discover how policies, laws, plans and programs combined to create DC's Platinum LEED status.

  2. Learn how vision, leadership and commitment brought about meaningful sustainability change.

  3. Learn of the resource value of community engagement and how DC receives and uses this.

  4. Learn how partnerships from the executive and agency level are supported to the small business level.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Florida
  • Logistics / Parking
    • This program can be accessed in two ways:
      In-person at Auld & White Constructors
      At your Desk via GoToWebinar

      Continuing Education:
      1 GBCI CEU
      ! BOMI Credit
      1 AIA HSW
  • Cost
    • Free for USGBC Florida members and all other USGBC Community members
      $25 for non-members

      Cost of program includes coffee and bagels unless you are attending remotely, free/$0-$25 depending on membership level, and all proceeds go back into the nonprofit to host more webcasts and support advocacy efforts like educating elected officials and decision makers about the importance of resiliency, green building and sustainability.
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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