The Minnesota Chapter's mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation
Established as a provisional chapter in 2003, the Minnesota Chapter of the
USGBC has grown from a handful of individuals interested in spreading the
message of green building in Minnesota to an active and thriving organization
intent on transforming the State’s built environment.
Originally founded as the “Mississippi Headwaters Chapter,” the Minnesota
Chapter has grown to become a leading regional catalyst for the acceptance
and adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies and
standards. Minnesota is home to many nationally recognized leaders in
high-performance, cold-climate building design. The builders in our region
have been quick to embrace sustainable design. Over its short history, the
chapter has established a strong foundation through membership, sponsorship, educational programs and networking with like-minded organizations and individuals. Currently, we have more than 500 members.