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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 2016-05-27 15:56

Celebrating Schoolyard Gardens Planting Week (USGBC Minnesota)

This week, May 23–27, USGBC Minnesota celebrated Minnesota Schoolyard Gardens Planting Week, as proclaimed by Governor Mark Dayton. Staff, partners and volunteers braved record heat and stormy weather to help schools get gardens in the ground to support hands-on, environmental education. The proclamation was celebrated in Murray Middle School’s freshly planted, student-designed pollinator garden, with special guests including Senator John Marty (66), Representative Alice...

In Community 2016-05-27 15:00

2016 Advocacy Day a success (USGBC North Carolina)

Each spring, USGBC North Carolina mobilizes its membership base to demonstrate the value and importance of our state’s diverse green building industry. Each year’s Advocacy Day draws volunteers from across the state to converge in Raleigh, the state capital, for meetings with elected officials. On May 4, over a dozen dedicated volunteers joined us for our 2016 Advocacy Day in Raleigh. We had thoughtful, positive exchanges with a number of elected officials and stressed the need for...

In Community 2016-05-27 13:58

Learning lunches resume with transportation event (USGBC Nebraska Flatwater)

USGBC Nebraska Flatwater has recently resumed its series of learning lunches. These events are a great way for the community to engage with and discuss important issues. On May 17, our lunch—co-hosted with Mode Shift Omaha—created lively discourse about the future of our state's transportation infrastructure. The interaction of the built environment and transportation is an important concept in green design. We sincerely thank Mode Shift Omaha for their valuable time and...

In Community 2016-05-26 16:02

Webinar on May 26 for building professionals (USGBC Wisconsin)

Seventhwave, USGBC member, education partner and USGBC Wisconsin local community sponsor, is presenting an online training session on zero net energy on May 26, 2016 from 12:00–1:30 p.m. Central.  Buildings that produce more energy than they consume, commonly defined as zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings, have moved from concept to reality in recent years. Can you achieve ZNE commercial buildings at little to no cost premium? Join Seventhwave for a free, on-demand webinar...

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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