Mikaela Kieffer

Learn how to make a great impression on your application to join a LEED committee.

Interested in contributing to the future of LEED? Apply now to serve on one of our LEED technical committees. The call for LEED volunteers is open through August 24.

Here are a few tips to help you navigate the application and questions to ask yourself that can help you make a great impression.

Tips for your application

Demonstrate your understanding of LEED in multiple ways.

Do you hold a LEED credential? Are you an expert in one or more LEED credit categories? Do you have suggestions to improve the rating system, based on your experience pursuing LEED certification?

Share your perspective on LEED as it relates to your professional work.

How could the rating system better serve your market sector or project type? How does LEED relate to green building policies and programs in your region?

Tell us about your unique contributions as a volunteer.

Do you have past experience serving on codes or standards development committees? Do you excel at research, technical writing and problem solving? Are you a strong facilitator and communicator?

Confirm that you are employed by a USGBC member organization.

If you are not already employed by a USGBC member organization, begin a conversation with your employer about the benefits of membership as you apply. If nominated to serve on a LEED Committee, volunteers must comply with this policy prior to the start of their volunteer terms.

Open committees

  • LEED Advisory Committee (LAC)
  • LEED Technical Committee
  • Pilot Credit Committee (PCC)
  • 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)
  • Social Equity Working Group (SEWG)

Read more about this volunteer opportunity.

Apply to join a LEED committee