LEED for Cities + Communities

  • November 19, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

Organization: USGBC Ohio

Join us for the November session of USGBC Ohio's Community Connections Webinar Series which will highlight LEED for Cities + Communities. 

In this session, we will explore the LEED for Cities + Communities rating system and how Midwest communities are aligned with the program’s emphasis on climate, resilience, health and social equity. We will connect directly with the program's regional staff representative and hear from two cities (Royal Oak, MI & Cincinnati, OH) that recently received their certification on the new LEED v4.1 for Cities + Communities program. There will be time for audience questions, so bring along your pressing challenges and top questions — we hope you can join us!

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the LEED v4.1 for Cities + Communities program including examples of certification prerequisites.
  • Learn more about the LEED v4.1 for Cities + Communities program's performance score which combines 14 metrics across 5 categories (Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation, and Quality of Life).
  • Hear from two Midwest cities and learn how their work on sustainability, resilience and equity are reflected in the certification process.
  • Understand how the participation in the program has set these cities up for success for future resilience programming including GHG inventories and pandemic response.


  • Carol Haines, Core Scientific
  • Bill Paolillo, JW Didado


  • David Abell, USGBC's LEED for Cities + Communities Program
  • Julie Lyons Bricker, LEED AP O+M, City of Royal Oak
  • Oliver Kroner, City of Cincinnati

Continuing Education

  • This course will be eligible for 1 credits of GBCI CE (approved) and AIA LU (pending). 


  • Introductions
  • LEED for C+C Presentation 
  • Moderated Discussion with Royal Oak & Cincinnati
  • Audience Q&A
  • Closing Remarks
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