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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.

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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 2016-05-03 14:28

Register for the 2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

The 2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum will be held May 22–24, 2016 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. Energy efficiency has taken on a new level of importance both domestically and internationally. Efficiency has long been a key element in utility resource planning, business competitiveness and household energy budgets. Now efficiency is slated to play a central role in meeting domestic targets under the Clean Power Plan and international agreements to reduce carbon...

In Community 2016-05-03 12:04

Rick Fedrizzi roasted and toasted in hometown (USGBC New York Upstate)

Destiny USA was the destination on April 14, 2016 for colleagues, friends and family of Rick Fedrizzi as USGBC New York Upstate held the annual Friends of USGBC New York Upstate Gala in Syracuse. The event, co-hosted by Corning, Inc. and AVANGRID Foundation and NYSEG celebrated the life’s work of USGBC’s Founding Chair and CEO.  “Destiny USA could not be more honored to be the host location for this year’s Gala,” said David Aitken, Destiny USA executive....

In Community 2016-05-03 10:36

Challenging the community to engage with nature (USGBC Wisconsin)

The Lake Country Area was the first community-wide participant of the 30x30 Nature Challenge in Wisconsin, and continues to participate each year. The community stays true to the challenge, getting families, youth, adults and workers to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days (June 1– 30). They encourage community members to unplug from cell phones, tablets, e-readers and all electronic devices to connect with the natural world. The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce...

In Community 2016-05-02 15:01

Kentucky matches California with seven EPA Awards (USGBC Kentucky)

The sun shines bright on Kentucky this year, with seven EPA Energy Star Awards. It is not often that we compare with a green building count in California, so it is with great pride that we note Kentucky won the same number of EPA Energy Star Awards in this latest round of recognition. Kentucky's reputation as a leader in green schools, as noted in a recent article, Kentucky wins triple crown of green school awards, is further burnished with these EPA Energy Star Awards, four of which...

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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