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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.

Take a look at our chapters

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 2015-05-04 16:23

Earth Day 2015 Q&A [podcast]

Last week was Earth Day, and while at USGBC, we believe that every day is Earth Day, April 22 represents different things to different people and serves as an important reminder to think more consciously about the environment and the impact we all make. Earth Day was first celebrated in the U.S. 1970 and became an internationally recognized day in 1990. It is now celebrated in 192 countries around the world. To commemorate the day, we asked staff and local passersby what Earth Day means to them...

In Community 2015-05-01 14:09

Siriane Lawless: Greenbuild scholarship profile

For the past seven years USGBC has made Greenbuild accessible to people who would otherwise not be able to attend through a scholarship program. At last year’s Greenbuild, 156 individuals received some type of scholarship to Greenbuild. Scholarship recipients represent a diversity of people from around the world. Each has a story to tell. Each brings their own passion to their work. Each has a role to play in making green buildings and communities a reality for all. As we lead up to...

In Community 2015-05-01 12:57

ADVANCE: A framework to expand access to green building for all

If you’re reading this article on our website it’s probably because you’re a fan of green buildings. The environmental, health and economic value of green spaces and places is clear to you. But when you look outside your window, how many ‘green buildings’ do you really see? For us “Greenies” who drank the Kool-Aide years ago, the value proposition is crystal clear. So why isn’t everyone on board? Why aren’t all the buildings outside my...

In Community 2015-04-29 14:07

Bring the EPA's National Building Challenge to your house of worship

The EPA's ENERGY STAR 2015 National Building Competition is an excellent example of competition that results in quantifiable reductions in energy and water use and corresponding CO2 emissions.   In past years, competitors who reduced building energy consumption saved an average of $25,000 and reduced energy consumption by 8%! That is quite a value proposition, especially for community, faith and educational organizations who can re-invest those savings into their...

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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