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Better buildings equal better lives

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. Our vision is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

LEED: All buildings in

An investment in LEED equals a lifetime of returns. LEED certified buildings are safer, greener and save owners on maintenance costs over a building’s life cycle. LEED works for all building types anywhere. Explore our LEED project directory.

2.4 million

square feet certified LEED daily

94,000 +

participating LEED projects (excludes LEED ND)

165 +

countries & territories with LEED projects

Learn more about LEED

Distinguish your expertise

A LEED professional credential signifies expertise in the green building marketplace. Choose which credential to pursue.

LEED professional

LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with specialty.

Register for a LEED exam

Already hold a credential? Learn about credential maintenance requirements.

Grow your knowledge

Discover best-in-class green building education through Education @USGBC.

Available in eight languages

Fulfill LEED credential maintenance

Automated continuing education reporting

Join our community

USGBC members receive exclusive discounts on LEED resources, project rates and LEED exam fees.

Nearly 12,000

USGBC members


Individual members

Become a USGBC member today

Looking for more ways to get involved?

USGBC provides opportunities to join together and move the building industry forward.

Volunteer at a local USGBC community / Participate in Green Apple Day of Service / Donate to Project Haiti