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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 2015-08-01 11:45

USGBC welcomes four chapters as integrated regions

Today, we are excited to welcome four USGBC chapters as integrated regions of USGBC National. Welcome to Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Nevada!  (In July we welcomed Wisconsin and Iowa, in June we welcomed Georgia, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, South Carolina, Central Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, and in April we welcomed the USGBC National Capital Region). This transition comes as part of our exciting chapter network evolution, which...

In Community 2015-07-31 10:12

Freebie Friday: USGBC wallpaper July 2015

Download our latest USGBC-branded wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Did we mention that it's free?   (Click the links below to download.) 1680x1050 / 2560x1440 / Mobile / Tablet And while you're at it, view previous freebies from January and April, as well as wallpaper downloads from last year: March and July. What wallpaper is on your wishlist? Leave us a note in the comments.

In Community 2015-07-30 11:08

Wes Sullens goes above and beyond to improve materials selection and use in the

This month, Wes Sullens was recognized as one of USGBC's Above and Beyond Volunteers—a volunteer leader whose contributions have led to outstanding achievements in the green building movement. Wes currently serves as the Chair of the Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group and is a member of the LEED Technical Committee and the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group. Wes also represents USGBC as Vice Chair of the ASHRAE Standard 189.1 Committee for High Performance Green...

In Community 2015-07-29 14:06

Nominate yourself today to join the 2016 Advisory Council

The new Advisory Council will provide USGBC with the industry insights and deep technical experience that are critical to USGBC as it seeks to position itself for future success. Online self-nomination applications for this new opportunity are open until Friday, August 14, 2015, at 5 pm PT for the following six seats: Facility Management and Operations: Open to a facility or property manager with experience championing sustainability integration within facilities management operations. (PDF/...

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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