Attention! New USGBC membership fee as of Schedule October 1st, 2018.

In an effort to increase action and accelerate the celebration of 25 years of excellence, the non-profit is restructuring USGBC membership fees. As of October 1, members will see an increase in membership dues to expand the sustainability movement.

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USGBC membership is ALL IN

Rallying behind the proclaimed “All In” Campaign, USGBC envisions vast improvements in performance, existing buildings, residential sectors, and women empowerment. With an increased budget, members can ensure that green building initiatives will feature even more inclusion and involvement, and that your voice will shape LEED addenda. As the global provider of the LEED rating system, USGBC values the commitment from its members and acknowledges the personal and financial dedication to the green building movement.

“What we do at USGBC is because of our membership contributions, but I also want our members to know that there are benefits to engage. One of the key benefits is they can participate in our committees, in our vote, in our advisory councils, so that they can tell their story.”

– Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC


What Does This Mean For USGBC membership

For the over 200,000 sustainability advocates that support USGBC mission worldwide, members can participate in solutions to pressing issues like climate change, environmental degradation, and overpopulation. The price for membership dues covers the bare minimum when it comes to global participation. This increase in contributions will allow LEED pilot credits to take flight and become staple practices across the industry. USGBC, with the support of GBES, requests that you reinvest in a mission to bring about environmental consciousness and action for a benefit that is priceless.

USGBC members at 2015 Greenbuild Tour Bike DC

State Chapters – Individual Member Dues

  • Individual Membership Levels
    • Volunteer/Advocate $129
    • Employee of member companies $109
    • Emerging Professionals (<30 years) $79
    • Students contributing $59

Organizational Member Dues – Based on Sector and Revenue

  • Organization Level
    • $450-$1,000
  • Silver Level
    • $1,650-$4,400
    • Includes savings on Greenbuild Expo space
  • Gold Level
    • $5,500-$9,350
    • Extra savings on LEED volume
  • Platinum Level
    • $20,000
    • Unlimited access to Education @USGBC subscription
  • Reduced Fees
    • $750
    • Education Institutions
    • State and Local Governments
    • Federal Governments


Affected Industries 

  • Contractors and Builders
  • Corporate and Retail
  • Financial Institutions and Insurance Companies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Real Estate / Provider
  • Professional Firms
  • Utilities and Energy Services
  • Professional Societies and Trade Associations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal Government
  • State and Local Government

To view the full list of USGBC membership benefits, updates, or calculations click here.



Similar to USGBC, GBES is pushing the envelope on LEED developments and the sustainability initiative. Be assured that whenever USGBC releases changes that may affect your accreditation, GBES will provide you with the major takeaways to save you time and keep you informed.


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