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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 2015-11-24 09:16

Vana: The First LEED Platinum retreat in India

USGBC recently spoke with Veer Singh, Founder of Vana Retreats and the Retreat Director at Vana Malsi Estate, about using LEED in his projects.  Why have you chosen to use LEED? Since the retreat’s very conceptualization, sensitivity to ecology has played an intrinsic role in our thinking. Spread across 21 acres, Vana Malsi Estate’s design upholds high standards in sustainability and energy optimization, with special effort to manage water and waste as effectively as...

In Community 2015-11-23 13:27

Greenbuild 2015: What a week

Greenbuild came home this year! Welcoming our industry to Washington, D.C., where USGBC is headquartered, made it a show like no other we’ve seen. "Monumental Green" was the official theme, but USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi introduced the unofficial theme during his presentation at the opening plenary: “There is work to be done, so we do it.” This sentiment was carried throughout the show, which was packed with people attending education sessions, sharing best practices across...

In Community 2015-11-20 17:13

Rick's 2015 Greenbuild Journal: Day 3

As we’re getting ready to head back to our day jobs and, more importantly, Thanksgiving week, just a few final thoughts about Greenbuild 2015. At the Leadership Awards Luncheon, USGBC once again honored those leaders in our movement whose lives and work continue to be an inspiration to us all. The list of winners this year is awe-inspiring and the impact they are making on our fight to achieve full and lasting sustainability is significant.   At the luncheon we gave out the...

In Community 2015-11-20 16:43

Notes from Booth 2437: Your top questions for USGBC at Greenbuild

At Greenbuild this week, we were privileged to meet with hundreds of participants who visited our USGBC booth. Architects, manufacturers, advocates, students and more—all at the conference because they care about creating a sustainable built environment for our future—came by to ask us questions, to take a LEED #PLAQUEie or just to say hello! Here are a few of the top questions they had for us: What are all these different aspects of LEED, and what do they mean? To receive LEED...

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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