Is America’s capital the blueprint for more sustainable cities?

October 27, 2017 Sanjana Saluja

With its focus on renewable energy sources and eco-friendly buildings, JLL Real Views finds out how Washington D.C is setting new standards for cities not just in the U.S. but also globally.

The U.S. capital recently received the highest level of certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard – making it the world’s first LEED Platinum city.

Originally devised to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings, the LEED certification is now being piloted for cities to recognize civic commitment to sustainability and human health alongside economic prosperity.

“The system was developed to bring a new level of leadership to cities where improvement in quality of life is prioritized in urban growth,” says Dana Robbins Schneider, Managing Director at JLL’s Energy and Sustainability Services. “This goes beyond a focus on individual buildings and spaces, and focuses on a comprehensive, sustainable city experience.”

Click here to read more about how Washington D.C is setting new sustainability standards for cities around the world.

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