Cleveland is a LEED Silver City!


The City of Cleveland is excited to announce that we have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a LEED Silver certified city. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was created by the USGBC and is the world’s most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification is often associated with buildings to ensure efficiency, environmental performance, and healthy spaces for the people who occupy them.


Like LEED for buildings, LEED for Cities and Communities provides a framework for cities to credibly track progress toward overall sustainability objectives and allows for comparison by and among communities around the world. The reporting platform helps local leaders create responsible, sustainable, and specific plans for natural systems, energy, water, waste, transportation, and many other factors that contribute to the quality of life.


Through Sustainable Cleveland, we have established a solid foundation to collaboratively address community needs through sustainability and climate action. The LEED for Cities and Communities rating system will help complement these efforts and allow the City to continue to track progress over time and identify priority areas and actions with the greatest impact.


See a snapshot of Cleveland’s LEED for Cities Score