The U.S. Green Building Council has announced a new award named the Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities. The inaugural award will be presented to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley at the upcoming Greenbuild conference in Chicago, Nov. 17-19.

“USGBC is incredibly honored to be part of Mayor Daley’s legacy as a world leader in demonstrating how a nurturing and sustainable city can be the highest service to a community,” said Roger Platt, USGBC’s svp global policy and law. “This award is in recognition of the mayor’s visionary and planet-changing leadership that has created the amazing legacy of a green city.”

Chicago was one of the first cities to adopt LEED for public buildings and is home to more LEED-certified green buildings than any other city, according to the USGBC.