Discover the benefits of membership
The U.S. Green Building Council is the leading organization representing the green building industry, committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide.
USGBC is a movement of community leaders, professionals, businesses and innovators working to accomplish a single bold vision: healthy, efficient and equitable buildings and communities for all. USGBC provides a global platform for growing your business, improving your community and advancing the latest in innovative building practices.
- USGBC members demonstrate their commitment to sustainability while also making an impact within their sphere of influence, advancing the movement for a more sustainable built environment.
- USGBC members have access to the greater green building community and industry leadership opportunities through participation in USGBC and LEED committees, local volunteer opportunities, conferences and webinars, and meetings with elected officials to advance the green building industry.
- Employees of member organizations receive exclusive access to resources, education, the LEED web-based reference guide and more. Members also receive discounts on LEED, Greenbuild and other green building events, USGBC education, and LEED AP and LEED Green Associate credentialing activities.
Become a member to help advance our global mission in your community. Membership is offered for organizations at four levels: Organizational ($300), Silver ($1,500), Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($20,000); learn more. Local community membership is offered for individuals ($100); find your local USGBC community.
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LEED and green building
Our membership network represents a mosaic of industries and professionals united behind better buildings and their rewards for our future. Your membership in USGBC supports the growing green building movement as well as the ongoing development of LEED, the world’s most well-known and widely used green building program. Learn more.
Let's build a greener future
When you join USGBC, you signal your support for the growing green building movement and LEED.
Raising the bar of green building
USGBC strives to evolve LEED so that it continues to raise the bar of green building. By increasing the stringency of LEED on a regular basis, we ensure that LEED remains a leadership standard that is affecting real change. We also ensure that industry, products and new innovations can keep up and step up to meet the pressing needs of today’s built environment.
LEED buildings save money & support public health.
LEED certified buildings save money by using less energy and water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offer a healthier indoor environment for occupants, which reduces sick days and increases productivity.
The green economy is growing.
The green building industry is on track to account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs — more than one-third of the entire U.S. construction sector – and generate $190.3 billion in labor earnings by 2018. The industry’s direct contribution to U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is also expected to reach $303.5 billion from 2015-2018. And of course, with more than 40 percent of the LEED activity happening internationally, there is even more opportunity for growth and savings at a global level.
Advance our global mission
USGBC also provides opportunities to join together and move the building industry forward.