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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 2016-05-25 10:57

Learn about LEED v4 at GreenerBuilder 2016 (USGBC Northern California)

Attend GreenerBuilder 2016 to learn what you need to be at the forefront of greening the built environment, including sessions on LEED v4. The event will gather hundreds of professionals to learn about green building trends, to hear what owners and developers are looking for and to connect with industry leaders. When: June 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.Where: Zero Net Energy Center, San Leandro, CA GreenerBuilder has been approved for 8.5 GBCI CE hours. To self-report, use GBCI #...

In Community 2016-05-24 16:01

Accenture volunteers kick off Dynamic Green Home season (USGBC Minnesota)

USGBC Minnesota runs the Dynamic Green Home Project, a program that helps place and manage volunteers who learn about green building techniques and products and helps install them on a home. Volunteers leave with the knowledge and skills to make upgrades and changes on their own homes. In 2016, they’ve partnered with The Carbon Zero Home. This is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that transforms dysfunctional, energy-wasting homes into smart, efficient solutions to the climate problem. On...

In Community 2016-05-23 16:08

IMPACT 2016 Conference recap (USGBC Minnesota)

On May 5, 2016, over 200 green building professionals and sustainability experts from Minnesota and beyond joined USGBC Minnesota at the Saint Paul RiverCentre  for the 5th annual IMPACT Conference. Minnesota’s amazing Programs Committee worked hard to solidify a great speaker lineup filled with thought-provoking speeches and expert panels and highlighting the great work of sustainability professionals across the state. Representatives from corporations, architecture firms and...

In Community 2016-05-23 15:17

USGBC North Dakota spring event showcases interior construction

SMARTT Interior Construction hosted the USGBC North Dakota spring event on May 12. SMARTT showed off two of their projects in downtown Fargo, featuring DIRTT products (Doing It Right This Time). First was Enclave Development, in the historic Case Building. The building was restored to its original character with 16-foot ceilings, exposed heavy timber construction and brickwork. All interior offices and conference rooms were built of DIRTT wall systems, with corniced tops, sliding...

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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