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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 2016-02-09 11:57

A waste diversion rap from our 2015 Greenbuild volunteers [video]

USGBC is so thankful for our volunteers! As we prepare for Greenbuild: Iconic Green in Los Angeles in 2016, we’d like to highlight a couple of volunteers—and amateur rappers—from Greenbuild 2015 in Washington, D.C. Taylor Ghost and Emily-Kate Hannapel are students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying interior architecture. They both are interested in the impact of buildings on our environment and were excited about the opportunity to attend Greenbuild...

In Community 2016-02-08 15:18

Apply by Feb. 12 for Convergence 2016 scholarships

Warm your winter day by marking your calendar for this summer’s Convergence, scheduled for June 21–23 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Convergence is USGBC’s annual family reunion, bringing together our global network of highly engaged leaders focused on advancing the green building mission. The theme is “Building Leaders. Building Markets. Measuring Mission Impact.” Highlights of Convergence include market updates, volunteer training, the USGBC Volunteer...

In Community 2016-02-08 09:32

Climate Leaders: Hamid Moghadam on ESG and the economics of sustainable design [

In this episode of our Climate Leaders podcast series, we talk with Hamid Moghadam, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Prologis. Prologis is a global leader in industrial logistics real estate, whose strategic focus on global and regional markets has them managing, owning or developing approximately 671 million square feet (62 million square meters), valued around $57.3 billion in total assets. In addition to his current role with Prologis,...

In Community 2016-02-03 13:41

LEED professionals around the world: Italy

Meet Fabio Viero,head of sustainability and LEED AP at Manens-Tifs s.p.a., a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability and energy issues for buildings. Based in Italy, Viero has more than 25 LEED projects in his portfolio that include many company headquarters, hospitals, data centers and retail, along with a museum and a library.   1) Why do you use LEED? We use LEED to promote sustainability on our projects with our clients and benchmark the performance of...

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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