The City proudly announces its participation in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for Cities and Communities grant program. Through this program Shaker Heights will benefit from financial assistance, educational resources and technical support throughout the LEED certification process enabling the City to become more sustainable. The next generation of green building must focus on the development of smart cities and resilient communities, and this certification will allow Shaker Heights to demonstrate leadership by advancing a sustainable, healthy, and equitable way of life.
“Shaker Heights has a rich legacy of innovation. By participating in this grant program, we can continue to build upon the original ideals that the Garden City Movement espoused. We look forward to working with all of the partners in certifying Shaker Heights as a LEED for Cities and Communities city,” said Mayor David E. Weiss.
USGBC and Bank of America Charitable Foundation launched the LEED for Cities and Communities grant program with six U.S. cities in 2018 and today expands the program to 15 more cities and communities.
“To realize a sustainable future for all, today’s cities and communities must strive to be green, resilient, inclusive and smart,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “The LEED for Cities and Communities certification programs give leaders a framework for planning, designing, measuring and managing the social, economic and environmental performance of the places where they live, work, learn and play. With support from Bank of America, we will empower these grant recipients to deliver a higher living standard for their residents.”
Learn more about the USGBC LEED for Cities and Communities programs.