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Size: 11.8 sq mi

Royal Oak Named LEED Certified City​

The city was recognized for implementing practical and measurable strategies aimed at improving sustainability, resilience, and the standard of living for all residents. Royal Oak is the first city in Michigan and the third in the nation to certify under LEED v4.1, the latest version of the rating system. ​

“Collaborating with peer cities allowed us to compare sustainability efforts and share valuable tips and lessons learned. The process also facilitated new relationships with community stakeholders, a deeper understanding of our current sustainability initiatives, and identified where the gaps exist. For our sustainability team, these gaps represent realistic opportunities on which to focus as we continue making our city more energy efficient, resilient, and equitable.”, said the city’s energy and sustainability manager, Julie Lyons Bricker (LEED AP O+M).

Certification Type: LEED v4.1 for Cities: Existing

Level: Certified

Points: 42

Certification Date: April 15, 2020

Scorecard and Case Study

Learn more by viewing the City of Royal Oak certification details here