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The Mission of the U.S. Green Building Council Kentucky Chapter is to educate and promote the design, construction, and operation of buildings and the built environment in Kentucky that are environmentally responsible places to live, work and learn.

Members of the USGBC in the greater Lexington and Louisville Metropolitan areas began informal meetings in the spring of 2003 to discuss formation of a local chapter of the USGBC. On August 28, 2003, an official letter was sent to the national USGBC announcing our intentions to form an organizing chapter in order to achieve a Provisional Chapter. The USGBC granted Kentucky Organizing Group Status on September 8, 2003. After that, USGBC granted Kentucky Provisional Chapter Status in July, 2004. The Kentucky Chapter was granted 501 c3 status in November, 2007 and was elevated to full chapter status in 2008. ¶With a vision to improve the health and welfare of all Kentucky citizens through a sustainable and responsible built environment, the Kentucky Chapter has many goals, including: ¶ Develop an organization of excellence to solidify the Chapter’s capacity to impact market transformation within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to a sustainable built environment. ¶Provide the education and forum for dialogue with all stakeholders including Kentucky’s underserved population to drive an overall increase in the market’s capacity for sustainable development and access to all. ¶Advocate for public policy advancing the mission and vision of USGBC and educate policy leaders in the advantages of the LEED system as a standard for green building and neighborhood development. ¶Encourage the use of Green Building Best Practices and additional tools and standards for certifying green buildings and neighborhood development.