USGBC National Capital Region: Board and Committees | U.S. Green Building Council
Please upgrade your browser. This site requires a newer version to work correctly. Read more
Published on
Posted in Industry
Published on
Posted in Industry

Boards and committees are important to the work USGBC National Capital Region does in helping advance sustainability in the built environment. They help USGBC National Capital Region's mission to "engage, educate and encourage" the greater Washington, D.C. area to embrace and promote green building practices that give us healthier spaces to live, work and play.

Market Leadership Advisory Board: Members

Community Committee

The Community Committee seeks to inspire and support the people of the DC metro region to act, think, and build toward a more sustainable environment. To this end, the Community Committee's primary initiative for 2016 will be to work with the Capital Area Food Bank as a continuation of the 2015 Greenbuild Legacy Project.

The Legacy Project Committee helped raise funds for and complete an Urban Food Studio that will be part of the Capital Area Food Bank's educational demonstration garden, and will provide an all-season space for growing food, cooking classes, workshops, and other events. Throughout the year, the Community Committee will partner with CAFB to utilize this space for learning purposes and for volunteer days. They’ll also continue the energy improvements identified in an ADVANCE PLANbuilder earlier this year.

Education Committee

The Education Committee plans, coordinates, and executes targeted educational programs to provide our membership and the greater Washington, DC community with the tools and knowledge to create a more sustainable built environment.

In 2016, the Education Committee is focused on another education series modeled after the very popular 2015 Materials Series. This year, USGBC-NCR will host four morning sessions on the WELL Building Standard, the world's first standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. There also will be a three-part series in the afternoon on LEEDv4 and what you need to know about complying with the new requirements. The Education Committee will also be taking over the popular Voices on Resilience series by hosting two evening events on Resilience in 2016.

Please email Julia Craighill for more information.

Emerging Professionals Committee

The Emerging Professionals are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow's green building movement. This is an opportunity for recent graduates to enhance their career opportunities and their communities through a range of fun volunteer and networking activities. The Emerging Professionals program is open to anyone out of school and under age 30.


  • Networking and relationship building with professionals across many industries
  • Professional growth and leadership development through hands-on experience
  • Access to industry education, including LEED AP and LEED Green Associate exam prep
  • Community service through sustainability-oriented projects, awareness building and advocacy
  • Networking events with like-minded peers

Please email Anne Sjolander or Sarah Saxon for more information.

Green Schools Committee

The Green Schools Committee focuses on bringing sustainability to the places where students learn. This committee works with teachers, students, administrators, and elected officials to help ensure that all students have green, healthy schools in which to work and play.

For more information contact Amber Wirth or Hong Zhu.

Membership Engagement Committee

The Membership Engagement Committee coordinates membership recruitment, organizes networking activities, and promotes chapter events and initiatives.

The committee is planning the four-part membership appreciation series for 2016. The first event is on January 28th and will serve as a launching point for the year to get members engaged in all of the committees. The committee also coordinates membership drives and helps to recruit new members. They also welcome new members by creating new member welcome kits and planning quarterly new member breakfasts.

For more information, please contact Candace Gantt.

Montgomery County Committee

The Chapter's Montgomery County Branch offers locally relevant education events, networking/social gatherings, and tours of LEED-certified buildings in the County, plus tracking local advocacy issues, including the implementation of the IgCC and upcoming energy data regulations.

For more information, please contact Dan Coffey.

USGBC Articles can be accessed in the USGBC app for iOS or Android on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
iOS App on App StoreAndroid app on Google Play