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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.

Take a look at our chapters

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

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 2016-02-12 16:02

I love our LEED HQ: Leading tours at USGBC

As a 13-year veteran of USGBC, one of my favorite things to do is lead tours of our amazing LEED Platinum headquarters. You’d think it would get old after all these years, but after leading more that 800 tours, I still love it. Let me tell you what I love most about giving tours of our office: The people: We have given tours to over 10,000 people since we opened the doors in 2009. Not just folks in the design community, but hundreds of students of all ages, product manufacturers,...

In Community 2016-02-12 15:11

USGBC Wisconsin: The Clean Power Plan and energy efficiency

USGBC Wisconsin was proud to feature attorney Matt Frank as a guest speaker for the 2015 Annual Member Meeting last December. The session garnered valuable discussion about potential impacts of the Clean Power Plan for businesses in Wisconsin. For those who were unable to join us for this discussion, Matt has generously provided a summary highlighting important facts and dates associated with the Clean Power Plan. On October 23, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the...

In Community 2016-02-12 13:59

USGBC National Capital Region: Call for Sponsors for Montgomery County Energy Summit

USGBC National Capital Region and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection are excited to announce that the 3rd annual Montgomery County Energy Summit will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza Civic Building in Silver Spring. Participants may join us for a full day of interactive discussions and workshops covering topics such as Montgomery County's adoption of the PACE Program, the County's new Green Bank, energy audits,...

In Community 2016-02-12 11:53

USGBC Georgia: High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day in Georgia

On February 3, USGBC Georgia celebrated the work of Georgia schools that are creating healthy and efficient learning environments for our students. The Third Annual High Performance Healthy Schools Recognition Day at the Georgia Capitol hosted 200 guests representing 62 schools and districts, as well as 12 community partners who are making a difference in Georgia. Projects of all sizes  School activities ranged from one-day projects to long-term school engagement with national recognition...

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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