The gold is being handed out to the best athletes and buildings? The Beijing Olympic Village just received LEED Gold certification.
The Olympic Village was recently awarded with the LEED Gold certification and is the first Olympic Village to receive this honor. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The LEED-Gold certification of the Olympic Village is the latest example of USGBC’s commitment to engaging the people of China in USGBC’s vision of buildings and communities that regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Most recently, USGBC has supported the formation of the new China Green Building Council and anticipates working with the China GBC as it grows and continues to promote sustainable, healthy building practices in a country that builds nearly half the world’s new buildings every year.