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

What is USGBC?

USGBC is working towards its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, 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 161 countries and territories worldwide. LEED guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance of more than 79,600 projects worldwide, comprising more than 15.3 billion square feet of commercial and institutional construction space, and more than 245,000 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.

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  • For USGBC, LEED, GBCI executives and conference and events media inquiries, please contact: Marisa Long, Public Relations Director, 202-552-1500,
  • For general media inquiries about USGBC, LEED and the Center for Green Schools, please contact: Leticia McCadden, Media Relations Manager, 202-742-3785,
  • For general state-specific media inquiries, please contact: Rachel Gilbert, Media & Communications Specialist, 202-742-3820,

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