City of St. Petersburg Selected to Participate in National Environmental Cohort

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City of St. Petersburg Selected to Participate in National Environmental Cohort

May 29, 2024 - The City of St. Petersburg is proud to announce its participation in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) national cohort supported by the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program. The City's Office of Sustainability and Resiliency was selected as one of 12 cities that will commence its certification with the LEED green building rating system.

Bank of America partnered with USGBC to launch the Local Government Leadership Program in 2017 and has contributed more than $2.75 million to support dozens of cities and counties in their pursuit of LEED certification. The program helps local governments committed to reducing climate change and advancing resilience and social equity by measuring and tracking performance using the LEED for Cities rating system.

The 2024 cohort represents nearly 5 million Americans in diverse places around the US including:

  • St. Petersburg, FL

  • Overland Park, KS

  • La Crosse, WI

  • Coral Springs, FL

  • Boca Raton, FL

  • Gainesville, FL

  • Jacksonville, FL

  • El Paso, TX

  • Carrollton, TX

  • Gary, IN

  • New Orleans, LA

  • Philadelphia, PA

About the City of St. Petersburg's Office of Sustainability & Resiliency

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to delivering progressive, sustainable policies and effective programs to address city environmental, economic, and social challenges. For the better part of the last 15 years, St. Pete has been making strides toward sustainability. St. Pete joined the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition to help develop its commitment to the environment. At least 24 jurisdictions in the Tampa Bay area formed the coalition to coordinate climate adaptation and mitigation activities across county lines, and to advance local and regional responses to and preparations for economic and social disruption due to the climate crisis. Additionally, the City has joined hundreds of other cities around the country in committing to addressing the climate crisis through greenhouse gas emissions reductions. 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org.