LEED for Cities

In January 2020, the City of Orlando was recognized for achieving the LEED For Cities Gold certification for its citywide sustainability and resiliency efforts, the highest level of performance for any city in the Southeast United States. Orlando is part of a growing group of cities to be certified using the LEED for Cities and Communities rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building and sustainability rating system in the world.

Orlando has achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies aimed at improving sustainability and quality of life for residents. LEED is designed to help buildings, communities, and cities achieve high performance in areas that impact environmental and human health.

Cities and communities are evaluated on 14 key metrics that include energy, water, waste, transportation, education, health, safety, prosperity and equitability. Orlando’s certification was made possible through a grant from USGBC and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

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