The USGBC-LA will continually promote the principles and concepts of green building practices in the State of Louisiana to assist the US Green Building Council national organization in the protection of the environment and the reduction of the consumption of precious resources. As Louisiana rebuilds its gulf-coast economy and wetlands, USGBC-LA will provide a visible platform for advancing sustainable building principles and environmentally responsible practices that improve environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was formed in 1993 in an effort to meet building industry needs and provide a single entity to encourage integration, leadership and education in sustainable design and building. This consensus-based group of building professionals has fulfilled this need, becoming the center for action on environmental issues facing the industry's multiple interests. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council in the Louisiana area want to establish a firm foundation of support for promoting and encouraging environmentally sound design and building practices. Due to past damage caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, portions of our state are experiencing a significant increase in demolition re-construction and new construction of buildings and infrastructure. Therefore, it is critical an effective local Chapter of the USGBC exists in order for a green rebuilding of Louisiana to be realized. Our mission is to educate and inspire the citizens & leaders of Louisiana to embrace and implement sustainable design and construction in our natural and built environments, with special emphasis on infrastructure and systems improvement.