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Do you believe deeply in the USGBC vision that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation? Are you interested in how the LEED rating system improves and evolves over time? Do you have experience with, or in-depth knowledge of, the creation of sustainable buildings and communities? If so, volunteer for one of the many LEED committees!

Volunteers play a critical role in the technical development of LEED, collaborating with one another to address the challenges that arise in advancing best practice in green building and sustainable development while understanding and working within the constraints of the market.

In July, USGBC will hold an open call for self-nominations of qualified applicants to serve as members of LEED committees. The following groups will be open for new members:

  • Pilot Credit Committee (PCC)
  • LEED Advisory Committee (LAC)
  • Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA TAG)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality Technical Advisory Group (EQ TAG)
  • Location and Planning Technical Advisory Group (LP TAG)
  • Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR TAG)
  • Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group (SS TAG)
  • Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group (WE TAG)

Learn more about our LEED committees. Potential candidates should review the charter or purpose statement for the committee of interest to them.

Who should apply?

All LEED committee volunteers must be employees of USGBC member organizations. They are talented professionals who can commit to regular calls (average 2 hours/month), offline review and comment on technical rating system language (average 2-3 hours/call), and at least one in-person meeting per year. Ideal candidates are familiar with the LEED rating system and have one or more of the specific areas of expertise sought by a particular committee.

Each volunteer position will be for a first, one-year term beginning January 1, 2016. Volunteers are eligible to serve a maximum of four consecutive years total on a given committee.

Important dates

  • July 1: Application period opens: opportunities will be available on usgbc.org and will include areas of expertise sought by each committee and link to the online application form
  • August 14: Application period closes
  • September-October: LEED committee members and staff review all applications and recommend top candidates to the LEED Steering Committee and Executive Committee of the USGBC Board of Directors for appointment
  • November: Applicants notified
  • December: Orientation and training
  • January 1-December 31, 2016: First term for new committee volunteers

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