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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

2.4 M
square feet certified every day

167
countries using LEED

2009
launched LEED v4

44,698
LEED certified commercial projects

203,717
total LEED credentials holders

2018
launched LEED v4.1

1.6 M
registered and certified residential units using LEED

137
registered and certified cities and communities representing more than 50.8 million people around the world

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