LEED certified office with young professionals working

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Better buildings are our legacy

We're committed to transforming how our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED.

Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 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. 

About USGBC

LEED is green building

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.

About LEED

Statistics

1994
founded

300
employees

DC
headquarters

1998
launched LEED

2.8 M
square feet certified every day

167
countries using LEED

2009
launched LEED v4

40,000
LEED certified commercial projects

201,000
LEED professionals

2018
launched LEED v4.1

1.6 M
residential units using LEED

90
USGBC communities

Additional Resources

 

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