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Legislation #: 011739 Introduction Date: 12/13/2001
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 12/20/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER DANAHER
Title: Directing the City Manager to study and consider adopting the US Green Building CouncilĀ“s Leadership in Energy _ Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for City-owned and managed buildings and facilities and report his recommendation to the Council within 90 days.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/13/2001

Prepare to Introduce

12/13/2001

Referred Operations Committee

12/19/2001

Immediate Adoption

12/20/2001

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 011739

 

Directing the City Manager to study and consider adopting the US Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System for City-owned and managed buildings and facilities and report his recommendation to the Council within 90 days.

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of Kansas City to be good stewards of the environment and to finance, plan, design, construct, manage, renovate, maintain and decommission its facilities and buildings to be sustainable; and

 

WHEREAS, it is therefore important that Kansas City constantly review and consider cost conscious, efficient building construction and operation policies and guidelines for all the buildings and facilities it owns and operates; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is responsible for ensuring that all new buildings and facilitates owned and operated by the City meet the highest building standards as they are constructed, remodeled and renovated; and

 

WHEREAS, recognizing that building construction and operation standards are constantly being revised, improved and upgraded and that the U.S. Green Building Council has established a widely accepted, comprehensive guide and rating system for the design and operation of buildings, structures and facilities emphasizing energy efficiency and environmental stewardship called its Green Building Rating System; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby direct the City Manager to study and determine the advisability of the City adopting the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a guideline for the design, construction and operation of all new City-owned or operated buildings and facilities and for currently owned or operated buildings and facilities when they are subsequently remodeled and renovated; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Manager is further directed to utilize the assistance and support of the Citys Environmental Management Commission to conduct the study and shall report his findings and recommendations to the Council not later than ninety days from the adoption of this Resolution.

 

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