From the US Green Building Council:
“In addition to building certification, LEED also includes a certification pilot structured for cities to measure and improve performance, focusing on outcomes from ongoing sustainability efforts. This pilot leverages a globally consistent method of performance measurement for a streamlined and data-based pathway to LEED certification for cities.
LEED for Cities pilot
In order to pursue LEED for Cities certification under the pilot rating system, city project teams must
- Register their city in Arc.
- Complete all prerequisites.
- Provide data to receive a Performance Score in Arc.
In order to generate a Performance Score, participants input data across five categories: Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation and Human Experience. Cities must earn all prerequisites and may provide additional information to achieve points to increase the Base Score, which contributes to the total Performance Score.”