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Organizational membership benefits

USGBC members benefit from a whole host of services.

Employee access

Unlimited employee access

Your exclusive member benefits and resources are available for all of your full-time employees. This includes access to valuable LEED courses and credential maintenance webinars. As a member, you have designated one primary contact who has been assigned your USGBC member ID. Simply distribute this member ID to all full-time employees who can then go to and create their own site user account and individual profile.


Member directory listing

Take advantage of our highly visited website to tell others what you do. Add photography and testimonials to showcase your impact. Access your benefit.

Member logo and certificate

Take advantage of using the USGBC member logo on your website and promotional materials. You will also receive a membership certificate for display in your workspace. Access your benefit.

Education and resources

Green building education

Organizational members receive a discount on individual unlimited access to the Education @USGBC subscription. Get started with an informative overview of LEED and green building with these complimentary webinars.


Engagement with USGBC and LEED

Your Organizational level membership makes a statement. It says that you are an industry leader, supporting the ongoing development of USGBC's mission of a prosperous and sustainable future. Your membership commitment supports USGBC's advocacy activities, the local community network, the Center for Green Schools, Project Haiti and many other green building activities.


Member communications and resources

  • Receive the latest members-only industry information including informative emails, such as the Members only Insider Update. You will also have the opportunity to subscribe to a variety of other emails and building sector specific digests to stay up-to-date on the latest LEED and industry news and happenings at USGBC. Access your benefit »
  • USGBC+, is your membership magazine, and it explores the life and work of the people who design and craft intelligent, high-performance buildings and spaces, bringing to light the creativity and passion behind every green building project. Access USGBC+ online at

Participation in LEED ballots and elections

We welcome your input into the development and ongoing improvement of LEED through public comment periods and member balloting. USGBC member employees also have the opportunity to vote in elections for the Board of Directors. Access your benefit »

Eligibility to participate in committees and working groups

Help create and influence programs that advance the green building industry. Serving on a committee or the USGBC Advisory Council is a member benefit. Any full-time employee of a member organization in good standing is invited to apply. Access your benefit »

Eligibility to serve as USGBC Faculty

Increase your involvement as a USGBC faculty member. Not only do participants directly contribute to the advancement of the mission, but you also receive professional exposure within the green building industry. Access your benefit »


Savings on LEED publications, courses and Greenbuild registration

Organizational cost Savings
LEED Integration Guides Varies At least $10 per publication
LEED Study Guides $70 $15
LEED Reference Guides (hard copy and e-book) $160-199 $35-50
Education @USGBC subscription $175 for individual unlimited access $24 per individual
LEED Green Associate exam fee $200 $50
LEED AP Exam composite fee (LEED Green Associate + Specialty) $400 $150
Greenbuild registration (early) $800 $250
Community membership Varies At least 25% per employee
LEED 101: Green Building Basics and LEED online course $0 $55
LEED 202: How to Document & Certify Projects online course $0 $90