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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

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 2016-02-12 11:53

USGBC Georgia: High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day in Georgia

On February 3, USGBC Georgia celebrated the work of Georgia schools that are creating healthy and efficient learning environments for our students. The Third Annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the Georgia Capitol hosted 200 guests representing 62 schools and districts, as well as 12 community partners who are making a difference in Georgia. Projects of all sizes  School activities ranged from one-day projects to long-term school engagement with national recognition...

In Community 2016-02-11 09:48

USGBC Central Pennsylvania: 12 million in grants for LEED Gold school projects

USGBC Central Pennsylvania wants to let you know about a grant opportunity: the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently reopened their Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) grant program, which will be open only until April 1, 2016. Twelve million dollars in funding is available. In prior rounds of ACE, numerous K-12 schools in Pennsylvania received up to $2 million grants for their LEED Gold or higher projects. If your building project is already under way,...

In Community 2016-02-09 15:53

USGBC Georgia: Letter from the Georgia director's desk

It's official! I have just completed my first full week as the new Director of Community for USGBC Georgia. Although it has been packed with travel, training, major events and meetings, I am energized and thrilled to be part of the USGBC family. I appreciate the warm welcome I have received from my colleagues at the Washington, D.C. headquarters, the Georgia board of directors and our volunteers. It makes me feel as if I am not a new hire and as though I have been a part of USGBC all...

In Community 2016-02-09 13:10

In fashion, green is the new black [USGBC+ Jan/Feb 2016]

This article was originally published as "Green Is the New Black" in the January/February issue of USGBC+. Read the original version. Take a poll of sustainable fashion gurus, and you’re likely to hear the same thing in multiple ways: They’re currently a small group, but they’re poised to set a trend. Lewis Perkins, interim president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit that certifies sustainable materials in several industries, including...

Emerging Professionals enhance their communities

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

Experiences

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

Education

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

Events

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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