Green Building Agenda in Chicago
Chicago Mayor Daley Unveils City's Green Building Agenda
Mayor Richard M. Daley announced the City of Chicago%uFFFDs Green Building Agenda today in welcoming remarks to the Greening the Heartland conference at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The conference, hosted by the City, attracted more than 600 participants from throughout the Midwest. It includes presentations and exhibits of green development strategies and successes from Chicago and other cities.
In June 2004, Daley announced that all new City of Chicago construction projects would meet green building guidelines. At that time he set the goal of creating a Green Building Agenda to lay out a strategy to implement the guidelines citywide.
"I want Chicago to be a shining example of how a major urban area can live in harmony with its environment - and I want our city to be an advocate for green practices in city planning, construction, energy use and day-to-day management of government and the private sector," said Mayor Daley. "And that%uFFFDs why the City of Chicago is hosting this conference, in cooperation with the U.S. Green Building Council."