USGBC to recognize New York City Mayor and C40 Chair Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

The U.S. Green Building Council has identified Mayor Bloomberg as a leader in public sector green building initiatives. Under the Mayor’s PlaNYC initiative, New York City now benefits from what the USGBC calls, “some of the most aggressive green building legislation in the country.”

Launched in 2007, PlaNYC  is a groundbreaking and comprehensive approach to combating climate change and growing the city’s economy. The updated plan encompasses 132 initiatives and has set more than 400 milestones for the end of 2013.

In recognition of this work in the building efficiency space, USGBC has named Mayor Bloomberg a recipient of its 2011 Leadership Award. From the USGBC:

The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, [is] recognized for his leadership in the Public Sector. Through PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term sustainability plan, New York City has adopted some of the most aggressive green building legislation in the country, including requiring ongoing energy efficiency upgrades in existing buildings. As chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Mayor Bloomberg is strengthening the ability of the largest cities around the world to adopt and implement similar, innovative sustainability policies.

The Leadership Awards will be presented during the USGBC’s annual Greenbuild conference, being held next week in Toronto, Canada. Mayor Bloomberg will deliver the keynote at the closing plenary session on October 7.