The Arizona Chapter is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings across our great state.
Established in 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.The Arizona Chapter of the USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. It supports the national mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, network of chapters and affiliates, annual Greenbuild International Conference, and support of advocacy of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.
In 2001, Arizona was the third chapter to join USGBC. The Chapter is comprised of strategic branches that support their local communities and the challenges unique and as diverse as the landscape of Arizona itself.
The leadership team consists of the Board of Directors who oversee Chapter policy, the Branch Governing Councils who are responsible for general operating policies and procedures for their respective branches with Committees that contribute to the development and operation of the chapter's activities and mission.
Anticipating ten branches as our membership grows, today the Central Branch primarily covers Maricopa and Pinal counties, making it the largest of the three branches that comprise the State Chapter. The Sonoran Branch, based in Tucson, covers Pima and Santa Cruz counties; while the Northern Branch, based in Flagstaff, covers Coconino County and its surrounding communities.