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LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program - Applications are Due by March 15

placeholder+imagePosted on: 02/26/2021

USGBC is currently accepting 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.

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.

Each selected local government will receive

  • A dedicated USGBC staff liaison providing project management and coaching support, technical assistance and QA/QC on certification materials;
  • Access to a multiday, virtual orientation program for staff, elected/appointed officials and partners;
  • Monthly networking and convening opportunities with the national cohort;
  • Public relations and marketing assistance and a case study on your USGBC project directory page tied to certification announcement;
  • How-to guides, education resources and other project management tools; and
  • Access to green building policy and advocacy support and connections to local communities and our network of thought leaders and practitioners.

Additionally, each project receives 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.

For application tips and additional information, visit the USGBC site

The prgram begins April, 2021, and meets regularly throughout the year to report progress and share best practices. Each local government will receive a dedicated USGBC coordinator who will provide feedback and support.