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Join a USGBC chapter

Chapters are the local voice of USGBC.

Join one of our nationwide chapters and experience the heart of our grassroots efforts to transform the built environment. USGBC chapters promote our global mission at the community level.

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More than 22,000 have joined USGBC nationwide.

Our chapter network promotes sustainable building, advocates for green building policies and builds networks of allies where it matters most — in the local community.

As a chapter member, you can:

  • Connect with green building peers within your community
  • Strengthen your leadership and management skills
  • Access USGBC education and training resources
  • Make an immediate and measurable difference in your community, while contributing to the larger green building movement

Every chapter tells a story about our mission

The diversity of chapter members, the depth of their passion and the creativity of their innovation drive the success of the green building industry. The stories of their successes and strategies can inspire your next great idea.

In Community 2014-07-15 14:49

Make your nomination for the Best of Building Awards

Recognize the best of the best in the green building industry by nominating USGBC members in the following categories: Non-profit Professionals Services Energy Service Provider/Utility Greenbuild Exhibitor Products LEED Certified Projects Individuals Real Estate/Provider Building Portfolio You can also nominate yourself! The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best green products, projects, organizations and individuals making impact in green building. Make your nomination...

In Community 2014-07-11 11:42

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2014

Click the links below to download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet View previous freebies, and let us know in the comments: what wallpaper designs would you like to see?    //  

In Community 2014-07-08 10:26

Nominate yourself to join the 2015 Board of Directors

Nominate yourself today for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors, and take part in shaping USGBC’s strategic direction.  Submit your nomination for the following seats. Product Manufacturer (pdf) Environmental Nonprofit Advocate (pdf) Sustainable Practice Leader Engineer (pdf) Insurance (pdf) Urban/Regional Planner (pdf) Online applications are open until July 30, 2014. Have questions? Access the self-nomination package, see our FAQs,...

In Community 2014-06-25 12:13

Membership 101

Membership is the heart and soul of USGBC. And with USGBC membership there's something for everyone. What types of membership are available? As a corporate member, your organization joins a national community of tens of thousands of USGBC member organizations and their millions of employees. Our members are working everyday to design, construct, maintain and operate green buildings throughout the world. As a chapter member, you join a local community of individuals who are...

Meet tomorrow’s green building leaders

Emerging Professionals are enhancing their careers and communities through a range of fun and rewarding activities. The Emerging Professionals program is open to anyone out of school and under age 30.

Emerging Professionals enjoy:

  • Networking and relationship building with professionals across many industries
  • Resume growth and leadership development through hands-on experience and USGBC’s renowned education, including LEED AP and LEED Green Associate exam prep
  • Community service through sustainability-oriented projects, awareness building and advocacy
  • Fun experiences at social events with likeminded peers

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Transform your campus with USGBC Students

Representing students from all disciplines, student groups are a way for hundreds of young leaders to come together and participate in hands-on green building experiences on their own campuses. We help students integrate sustainability themes into their coursework and advocate for sustainable university practices and policies.

USGBC students receive:

  • Discounts on chapter membership and admission to events including Greenbuild
  • Complimentary or discounted access to many LEED education materials
  • Access to a network of local professionals, and opportunities to engage in national programs and events, such as Campus Conservation Nationals.

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