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Join a USGBC region

Regions are the local voice of USGBC.

Join one of our regions and experience the heart of our grassroots efforts to transform the built environment. USGBC regions promote our global mission at the community level.

Take a look at our regions

More than 22,000 have joined USGBC nationwide.

Our local network promotes sustainable building, advocates for green building policies and builds networks of allies where it matters most — in the local community.

As a local 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

Every region tells a story about our mission

The diversity of local 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 2016-05-06 10:58

Studio replay: Creating social media content

Our USGBC Studio blog offers some terrific resources for the marketing and design aspects of green building business. Staff experts speak to the challenges and solutions that can help your website, social media campaigns and marketing be as effective and up-to-date as possible. This blog was originally posted on Aug. 18, 2015 as "Creating Social Media Content."  Social media needs no introduction. At this point we know the basics, but this ever-changing, lightning-pace field is...

In Community 2016-05-05 16:14

KSU and USGBC Georgia celebrate Earth Day with farm-to-table tour

On Earth Day, USGBC Georgia and Kennesaw State University teamed up to host a farm-to-table tour at KSU’s The Commons, the nation’s largest LEED Gold collegiate dining facility. To call this a cafeteria, or even a dining hall, does not do justice to this spectacular culinary delight. The foodies who attended were treated to a tour by Joshua Wendling, the Marketing Manager of KSU Culinary and Hospitality Services, which includes The Commons dining hall. First, we...

In Community 2016-05-05 15:43

Join our Green Apple Day of Service heroes in Northern Kentucky (USGBC Kentucky)

May 14 marks the first Green Apple Day of Service project in Kentucky this year, at Boone County High School, where the environmental science class, led by teacher Lenny Beck, spent the fall and winter semesters studying native plant and tree species. Volunteers are invited to help as heroes! The students, hopeful that an overgrown stormwater detention area at the edge of a vast school parking lot could be converted to an outdoor classroom, made recommendations directly to the...

In Community 2016-05-05 15:08

Virginia Beach City Public Schools recognized as Green Ribbon Schools (USGBC Hampton

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., announced on Earth Day that the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is one of the 2016 Green Ribbon Schools Award) winners. The school system was recognized for demonstrating excellence in the three pillars of the Green Ribbon Schools Program: reducing environmental impact and costs, improving health and wellness and providing environmental education options, such as STEM and green career pathways. The VBCPS was one...

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 local 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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