Developed by the Austin City Council with input from thousands of residents, the Imagine Austin comprehensive plan is an ongoing vision for the city to achieve a healthy, connected, and sustainable future by 2040.
LEED achievements contribute directly to Imagine Austin's Building Block 5: City Facilities and Services. The comprehensive plan paired with the city's goals for zero waste and greenhouse gas reductions allow our facilities to achieve these goals.
Our understanding of climate change has significantly influenced the way in which we design buildings. That's why one of Imagine Austin's goals is to develop design standards for public buildings and spaces that promote high-quality community focal points in the areas where they are located. These standards should address LEED certifications, and issues with water and energy efficiency. The City of Austin has made progress in reducing the impact of buildings on the environment by using the LEED checklist as a tool for sustainability.