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USGBC
US Green Building Council
Address: N/A
Region of Activities: USA

MAIN GOALS - GENERAL ACTIVITIES - FIELD OF EXPERTISES

USGBC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous world. We are best known for our successful Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system. In addition to LEED, we leverage our education, credentials, events, communications, and policy advocacy activities to drive sustainable and high-performing buildings, campuses, and communities that improve the quality of life for all. Through these programs, we engage the full range of the building sector, including builders, product manufacturers, professional firms, and real estate, in meeting their energy, climate, and resilience goals.

ACTIVITY RELATED TO LOW GHG AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND RESILIENT BUILDINGS

  • ADVOCATE for green, healthy, efficient, low carbon buildings, such as affordable housing - see, e.g., https://www.usgbc.org/resources/advocacy-usgbc-2020-priorities, https://www.usgbc.org/articles/actions-advocacy-high-performing-affordable-housing,
  • LEVERAGE LEED FOR DECARBONIZATION For almost a decade, the LEED program has included points and credits for reducing embodied carbon and for whole building life cycle assessment - see , e.g., https://www.usgbc.org/articles/how-leed-v41-addresses-embodied-carbon AND https://www.usgbc.org/credits/new-construction-core-and-shell-schools-new-construction-retail-new-construction-data
  • OFFER NET ZERO CARBON CERTIFICATION - LEED Zero is part of the WorldGBC Advancing Net Zero program - see, e.g., https://www.usgbc.org/articles/net-zero-resources-usgbc, https://www.usgbc.org/articles/free-course-week-leed-zero-energy-and-carbon
  • CONVENE - our events such as Greenbuild, convene actors throughout the sector https://informaconnect.com/greenbuild/
  • CREDENTIALS - we offer recognized professional credentials for green building and specialties
  • EDUCATE - we provide education, including some free courses, https://www.usgbc.org/education-listing, and have a green careers site: https://green-careers.usgbc.org/
  • TRACK PROGRESS - our Arc platform provides transparency in building performance including GHG data https://arcskoru.com/impact (scroll down)