U.S. Green Building Council
What is the U.S. Green Building Council ?
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit trade organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built and operated. The USGBC is best known for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) rating system and Greenbuild (LEED) rating system and Greenbuild, a green building conference that promotes the green building industry, including environmentally responsible materials, sustainable architecture techniques and public policy.
USGBC has more than 13,000 member organizations from every sector of the building industry and works to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. To achieve this it has developed a variety of programs and services, and works closely with key industry and research organizations and federal, state and local government agencies.
USGBC also offers a host of educational opportunities, including workshops and Web-based seminars to educate the public and industry professionals on different elements of the green building industry, from the basics to more technical information. Through its Green Building Certification Institute, formerly the LEED Accredited Professional program, USGBC offers industry professionals the chance to develop expertise in the field of green building and to receive accreditation as green building professionals.
Ence Commercial Construction is proud to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.