The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. Through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, USGBC is committed to transforming how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves quality of life.

Their vision at USGBC is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Through their community network, collaboration with industry experts, market research publications, LEED building certification and network of professional LEED credential holders, their global staff is working every day to help design technologically advanced and environment friendly spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, learn, work and play.

Since its establishment in 1993, USGBC has been focusing on fulfilling the building and construction industry’s vision for transformation to high-performance green buildings. Today, it includes more than 18,000 member organizations. As a testament to its leadership, in the past five years alone USGBC’s membership has grown nearly 500%, and to date more than 5.3 billion square feet of building spaces are engaged with the LEED certification program. Industry-led and consensus-driven, USGBC is as diverse as the marketplace it serves. Its stakeholders include architects, engineers, contractors, real-estate professionals, government agencies and more. Leaders from within each of these sectors participate in the development of the LEED Rating Systems and the direction of the Council through volunteer service on USGBC’s open committees.

USGBC Programs:

LEED Green building rating system

Workshop Education provide program