Daley to Receive Award for a Green Job Well Done

September 30, 2010

Chicago is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country, and we have our mayor to thank for it.

Mayor Richard M. Daley has made such a green impact with our city that an award has been created with his namesake.

The U.S. Green Building Council has announced that Mayor Richard M. Daley will be the first recipient of the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities.

Under Mayor Daley’s 21-year reign:

Mayor Daley will receive the Mayor Daley Legacy Award at Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago.

*More than 600,000 trees have been planted

*Over 85 miles of landscaped medians have been built

*An excess of 7 million square feet of planted roofs have been added

*Chicago was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt LEED for public buildings

*Chicago has become home to more LEED-certified green buildings than any other city

The award will be presented to Da Mayor at USGBC’s annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, set for November 17-19 in Chicago.

“USGBC is incredibly honored to be part of Mayor Daley’s legacy as a world leader in demonstrating how a nurturing and sustainable city can be the highest service to a community,” aid Roger Platt, Senior Vice President of Global Policy & Law, USGBC. “This award is in recognition of the Mayor’s visionary and planet-changing leadership that has created the amazing legacy of a green city.”

Greenbuild 2010 will take place at McCormick Place West. For more information, or to register for the event, visit

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