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Join a USGBC region

Regions are the local voice of USGBC.

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

Take a look at our regions

More than 22,000 have joined USGBC nationwide.

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

As a local 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 region tells a story about our mission

The diversity of local 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 2016-04-29 15:58

Big ideas for sustainable building from Wisconsin students (USGBC Wisconsin)

USGBC Wisconsin partnered with Seventhwave and the Wisconsin Builders Association to host the second annual Student Poster Competition at the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference this year. More than 850 industry leaders gathered at the 2016 Wisconsin conference to get the relevant information needed to keep up with industry changes and prepare for the customer demands of the future. We were proud to feature two finalists: Lori Christel and James Kotsonis. Lori is a senior at Northeast...

In Community 2016-04-29 14:49

Five lessons from real estate industry leaders (USGBC Northern California)

Last week, GRESB was proud to partner with USGBC Northern California, CodeGreen Solutions, the Green Health Partnership and the Build Healthy Places Network to convene the most recent in a series of events focused on connections between real estate and human health and well-being. I wanted to share five lessons I took from our expert panel: Lesson 1: We can invest for better places. Dr. Doug Jutte directs the Build Healthy Places Network. As a physician, Doug knows firsthand the impact of the...

In Community 2016-04-29 12:05

USGBC Nevada 2016 Battle of the Buildings

Do you own or operate a commercial or industrial building? Are you interested in lowering your overall costs while reducing energy, water and other waste? Do you like to win? If you answered "yes," participation in the first-ever Nevada Battle of the Buildings competition might be for you! The competition host, USGBC Nevada, cordially invites you to compete against your peers in this year-long, statewide, commercial building energy-saving program. What is the Nevada Battle of the Buildings? The...

In Community 2016-04-28 16:41

Growing sustainability in schools (USGBC Minnesota)

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) has a history of working closely with the MN Green Schools Coalition, an initiative of USGBC Minnesota. At SSPS, we were excited to celebrate Earth Day with a Green Apple Day of Service project at Murray Middle School, as our relationship with USGBC Minnesota and our sustainability efforts continue to grow.  On Earth Day, Murray students celebrated by beginning the construction of a large pollinator garden on the school grounds...

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 local 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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