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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.

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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

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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 2015-08-31 13:07

The how and why of waste audits at USGBC

Whether you call it garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse or litter, we all generate waste. Here at USGBC, we make conscientious decisions about what we put in our office, and what goes out. We take a concentrated look at all the materials generated and do our collective best to divert as much as we can from landfills, by reusing, recycling, composting and donating. Here's a look at the how and why of waste audits at USGBC. What is a waste audit? Simply put, it's an analysis of...

In Community 2015-08-26 10:40

Greenbuilding Brasil focuses on 'Doing'

The spirit and excitement of USGBC’s global community collaborative flowed through the City of Sao Paulo earlier this month as we gathered with Green Building Council Brasil (GBC Brasil) for its annual Greenbuilding Brasil International Conference & Expo. This is the second year that USGBC has joined forces with GBC Brasil and Informa Exhibitions to produce a show for the South American market that offers the same level of education and community engagement that Greenbuild has brought...

In Community 2015-08-25 09:55

2015 Greenest Apple Volunteer Award: Chris Tyler [video]

The USGBC volunteer awards, which were given out at USGBC’s annual mid-year meeting, Convergence, recognize individuals for their incredible work and leadership over the course of the year. In 2015, six awards were given out to a total of nine individuals and groups whose dedication and commitment to assisting in USGBC's mission of creating a more sustainable built environment is demonstrated by their passion and hard work through volunteerism. In this article, we highlight the 2015...

In Community 2015-08-24 11:17

Malcolm Lewis IMPACT! 2014 awardees continue to make an impact

In 2014, after receiving over numerous likes, shares and comments on Facebook, the Social Equity Pilot Credit was recognized at Greenbuild 2014 in New Orleans. Nine volunteers—Susan Kaplan, Joel Todd, Heather Rosenberg, Heather Joy, Brad Guy, Lance Hosey, Raphael Sperry, Shawn Hesse, Max Zahniser and Sara O’Mara—dedicated more than 250 volunteer hours to develop three LEED pilot credits addressing social equity in the built environment.  Their work did not...

Emerging Professionals enhance their communities

USGBC's Emerging Professionals program provides unique opportunities for millennials to lead, take action, and share life together.


Lead or participate in a local green building experiences or events.


Gain access to USGBC’s green building education, LEED project experience and LEED exam support.


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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