You will find certifications for eco-friendly structures and eco-friendly communities under LEED, along with a new certification for built landscapes, but so far there is not a way to approve a city’s efforts toward sustainability.
The “City Protocol,” planned for launch early the coming year, already has 30 cities and colleges around the globe signed on. It will likely be handled with a recently created organization, the City Protocol Society.
Its purpose is to create a trusted network of metropolitan areas that will help one another move ahead using ”curated guidance so they don’t have to navigate this journey alone,” states the web site. The city will have the ability to leverage the understanding acquired from city transformations worldwide.
Partner ‘cisco’ Systems’ Wise Connected Towns platform will make up the grounds for collaboration, and from this metropolitan areas can be cultivated common approaches and methods to quickly advance sustainability agendas.
The Town Protocol certification will recognize best practices in urban transportation, energy efficiency, water management and eco-friendly structures.
Here’s a good example of the indications of the Wise City, produced by Boyd Cohen, LEED AP and climate strategist:
Picture of a wise city supplied by Georgejmclittle via Shutterstock.
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