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- DC named first LEED ‘Platinum City’ in the world -

"The U.S. Green Building Council has named the D.C. as the first city in the world to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities Platinum award, the highest certification given by the U.S. Green Building Council." - informs us Jeff Clabaugh in WTOP two weeks ago. The city's Sustainable DC Plan played great role in achieving this recognition.


LEED®—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™—is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council®. The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® green building program is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings. Learn more at 

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