Founded in the early 1990s and based in Washington, DC, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a sustainable future through cost- and energy-efficient green buildings.
USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters, and student and community volunteers. Currently, there are more than 76 chapters, 16,000 member organizations, and 197,000 LEED professionals, and those numbers continue to grow. Members of USGBC include engineers, architects, building owners, contractors, facility managers, building product manufacturers, designers, utility managers, college students, college faculties, government agencies, and more.
USGBC promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and supportive of human health.
“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.”
“Buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation.”
USGBC accomplishes this mission through the following: