“San Jose has become one of the first U.S. cities to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities certification program. LEED for Cities allows cities and local governments to track citywide sustainability performance. It takes into account 14 metrics, including air quality, education attainment, poverty levels, affordable housing, transportation, water, energy, health, equitability and safety. The grant provides financial assistance, educational resources and customized technical support. The first round of grants for early adopters was funded by Bank of America and went to six initial grant recipients: San Jose, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Denver, Atlanta and Chicago.”
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