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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

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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 2014-11-26 10:52

This Thanksgiving USGBC is thankful for you [Video]

For Thanksgiving this year, we're feeling thankful for all that you do to support our movement. Our transformation of the built environment is made possible because of you. We're also celebrating the holiday with gratitude for the bountiful supply of tools that we can use to make our built environment sustainable. There are plenty of 'em! And finally, we'd like to introduce our new Thanksgiving mascot. Proudly presenting: Tom, the recycled materials Turkey; he's dancing for joy over how well...

In Community 2014-11-26 10:29

Tips on how to make your Thanksgiving sustainable [Instagram video series]

This week we invited our staff to participate in a USGBC Instagram video series, answering the question: What are you doing to make your Thanksgiving sustainable? View the videos below to find out what they had to say. Maybe you can adopt some of these sustainability practices for your Thanksgiving celebration, too. #USGBC president, Roger Platt, shares how he plans to conserve resources and energy while giving back with the Platt family this holiday. A video posted by USGBC (@usgbc)...

In Community 2014-11-24 15:23

What will California’s water resources look like at the end of the century? [USGBC+]

This article was originally published in 2014 September-October issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. A great deal of research on climate change over the last decade has focused on changes to the hydrologic cycle—the continuous process by which water is circulated throughout the earth and the atmosphere—which naturally impacts water supply. These changes—earlier spring snowmelt, increased evaporation from higher temperatures, and more frequent and intense droughts...

In Community 2014-11-24 11:03

2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence seeks entries for transformative

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) is a national design award that celebrates transformative placemaking in the U.S. and advances conversation about making our cities better. The biennial award, founded in 1987 by architect and developer Simeon Bruner, recognizes places distinguished by innovative design and their social, economic, and environmental contributions to the urban environment. To date, the RBA has recognized 73 projects and awarded over $1 million...

Emerging Professionals enhance their communities

USGBC's Emerging Professionals program provides unique opportunities for millennials to lead, take action, and share life together.


Lead or participate in a local green building experiences or events.


Gain access to USGBC’s green building education, LEED project experience and LEED exam support.


Cultivate a local and global community of action orientented peers, via gatherings and events.

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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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