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Get connected, join USGBC Students

USGBC student groups recruit, connect and equip the next generation of green building leaders.

Representing college- and university-based groups of students from all disciplines, USGBC Students is a way for hundreds of young leaders to come together and participate in hands-on green building experiences on their own campuses through service initiatives. USGBC helps students integrate sustainability themes into their coursework and advocate for sustainable university practices and policies. There are currently 60 active student groups and USGBC expects to engage more than 250 groups nationwide over the next five years.

Get involved with USGBC Students. Check out The Center for Green Schools for more information.

Why join USGBC Students?

USGBC values students and offers you complimentary or discounted access to many USGBC member benefits.

Complimentary or discounted access to LEED education

  • LEED online courses - Take advantage of complimentary access to LEED 101, Green Building Basics, LEED 201 and LEED Core Concepts and Strategies.
  • Webcasts - Receive complimentary access to member webcasts.
  • LEED workshops - Attend most LEED workshops at a reduced student rate of $150.

Discounts on chapter membership, LEED reference guides, admission to events including Greenbuild

  • Get involved in a USGBC chapter. This is your opportunity to get connected to local green building experts and resources in your community. USGBC has 79 chapters and affiliates across the country and students are actively involved in chapter activities. Leadership training opportunities abound, and most chapters offer student discounts for membership and chapter events.
  • Access LEED reference guides and publications. Buy your LEED reference guides at the discounted price of $125 and check out savings on other USGBC publications.
  • Experience Greenbuild. Students can attend Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, for a special 50 percent discounted rate of $300.

Opportunities to get involved in your profession–right now

Begin to make your mark by participating in USGBC and chapter committees and working groups. Get your school recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

Center for Green Schools

To learn more about student groups,
visit the Center for Green Schools.

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USGBC Students Toolkit

USGBC Students Toolkit

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