Press | U.S. Green Building Council
Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
View all recent media
In Media 2016-02-03 17:07

USGBC Announces New Director in Georgia

Beth Cope will lead the state’s green building efforts toward a more sustainable future Washington, D.C.—(Feb. 3, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the appointment of Beth Cope as the new director of USGBC Georgia. In this role, Cope will work to advance USGBC’s mission to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated through localized engagement and outreach throughout the state. “Beth is a game-changer who will take the USGBC...

In Media 2016-01-27 21:02

USGBC Announces the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China

Washington, D.C.—(January 27, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced the 2015 Top 10 Provinces and Municipalities in Mainland China participating in LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights the provinces and municipalities in China making significant strides in sustainable building design and accelerating market transformation by bringing healthier buildings to the people of China. Shanghai topped the list, with over 2.4...

In Media 2016-01-26 09:12

USGBC Releases the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita in the U.S.

Illinois leads among all U.S. states for the third consecutive year; LEED momentum grows on the West Coast Washington, D.C.—(Jan. 26, 2016)—Today, USGBC announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The per capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. LEED-certified spaces use fewer energy and...

In Media 2016-01-15 11:30

GBCI to Administer Green Garage Certification Program

New GBCI offering recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the built environment Washington, D.C. (Jan. 15, 2016)—Today, GBCI, the certification body for USGBC’s global LEED green building rating system, announced it will now administer the Green Garage Certification Program through its acquisition of the Green Parking Council. “Parking and sustainability are not mutually exclusive concepts. Every story about a green building is a story...

Learn more about USGBC, LEED and the green building movement. Sign up for USGBC press releases, read our latest news, and download our press kits.

About Us

USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. Learn more

What we do

USGBC is working towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust network of chapters, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. Learn more

What is LEED?

As the most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is transforming buildings, homes and communities in all 50 states and more than 150 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 69,000 projects worldwide, comprising 12.4 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 181,000 additional residential units. For a holistic snapshot of the green building movement, check out our LEED in Motion report series, which equips readers with the numbers and insight they need to build a strong case for sustainability. Learn more


LEED is continuously evolving and improving, and LEED v4, the next version of LEED, raises the bar on leadership. Changes from LEED 2009 are seen in three main categories: new market sectors, increased technical rigor and streamlined services. Learn more

U.S. Green Building Council

2101 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
View on Google Maps

Media contacts

Marisa Long
Public Relations Director

Leticia McCadden
Media Relations Manager

Taryn Holowka
SVP, Marketing, Communications & Advocacy

Subscribe & Follow Us

Get the latest news straight to your inbox. Subscribe to USGBC's press releases.

Sign up

Speaker requests

Looking to invite a member of USGBC’s executive team to speak at your certification ceremony? Submit your event details.

Request a speaker