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When you’re a USGBC member, you’re in good company.

USGBC members represent the best organizations from all fields. Our members are local and international, big and small, mission and market-driven. They make an impact within their sphere of influence and advance the movement for a more sustainable built environment. Learn more.

Join us to connect with other industry leaders. We bring you together like no one else can.

Already a member? Access your benefits: Organizational, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

Promote yourself and your business.

USGBC is a global platform for growing your business, improving your community and advancing the latest in innovative building practices.

USGBC offers regularly published industry research, events, and numerous other avenues to showcase and underscore your engagement in the sustainability realm.

Be engaged

Our members are actively engaged in publicity opportunities, government briefings and green building events across the country.

Gain greater visibility

Create a company profile to promote what you do. Connect with other USGBC members right here.

Members receive exclusive access to resources, education and programs.

Use your membership to take advantage of exclusive opportunities to access online education, maintain your LEED professional credentials, discuss and share knowledge through the USGBC blog and garner access to a whole host of green building resources.


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Our membership pricing is designed for you.

Select the level of benefits that best fits your organization’s needs and goals.

We understand every organization has different needs, and we want to make membership work for you, so we provide every member with the same core benefits and the flexibility to choose the package best suited to your organization.

Select the best plan for your organization's needs

Org Silver Gold Platinum
$300 $1,500 $5,000 $20,000
Business value
Listing in USGBC's member directory for making connections & sharing your work
Unlimited access for your employees to exclusive member resources
Use of USGBC member logo & member certificate to promote affiliation
Badge in online member directory Platinum Member Platinum Member Platinum Member
Specialized promotional opportunities & leadership recognition
Public relations support
Author professional articles on
Discounts on green building educational programs
Complimentary access to online courses for CE credential maintenance
Discount on Greenbuild registration
Discounts on Education @USGBC subscription
Three complimentary course reviews
Discounts on LEED certification & registration fees
Discounts on Greenbuild expo space
Savings on LEED Volume registration
Members-only access & resources
Organization-wide leadership opportunities
USGBC+ (membership magazine)
Insider Updates email subscription
Access to Education @USGBC subscription 30 hours 150 hours Unlimited
Complimentary access to e-books: Paid-from-Savings Guide and Green Operations Guide
Enhanced customer support services
Added access for employees of subsidiaries
Access to web-based LEED reference guides      
LEED consultation
Exclusive activities

Membership saves you money

Members enjoy significant savings on publications, courses, LEED exams and certification, Greenbuild and more. Learn more.

To receive discounts, individuals must be full-time employees of a member organization. Organizational, Silver, Gold and Platinum Non-member Savings
LEED Integration Guides Varies Varies At least $10
LEED Study Guides $70 $85 $15
LEED Reference Guides $160 $195 $35
Workshops Varies Varies At least $25
Individual unlimited access to Education @USGBC subscription $175 $199 $24
LEED 101: Green Building Basics & LEED online course $0 $55 $55
LEED 202: How to Document & Certify Projects online course $0 $90 $90
Exam Fees
Green Associate Exam fee $200 $250 $50
LEED AP Exam composite fee (Green Associate + Specialty) $400 $550 $150
LEED AP Exam fee (Specialty Only) $250 $350 $100
Additional discounts
Greenbuild Registration (early) $600 $800 $200
Chapter Membership Varies Varies At least 25%

Savings for Silver, Gold and Platinum level members

Silver, Gold and Platinum Organizational or Non-member Savings
Paid-from-Savings Guide e-book $0 $50 $50
Green Operations Guide e-book $0 $85 $85
Access to Education @USGBC subscription (per individual) Silver 30 hours
Gold 150 hours
Platinum unlimited
Organizational $175
Non-member $199
LEED project fees. (Discounts are granted to both LEED project owners and LEED project administrators.)
LEED Registration $900 $1,200 $300
LEED for Homes Registration Varies Varies Varies
LEED Certification (NC, CI, S, full CS, Homes) Varies Varies $500 - $5,000
Additional discounts
Greenbuild expo space $33+ psf $40+ psf Varies

Savings for Gold and Platinum level members

Gold and Platinum Silver, Org or Non-member Savings
Access to Education @USGBC subscription Gold 150 hours
Platinum unlimited
Silver 30 hours Varies
Access to LEED v4 web-based reference guide Free for Platinum $99 Varies
LEED Volume Program $10,000 $15,000 $5,000
LEED Volume Prototype $30,000 $45,000 $15,000

Choose the membership level that’s right for you


$20,000 /year
All Gold benefits, plus:
  • PLATINUM badge in online member directory
  • Unlimited access to Education @USGBC subscription
  • Unlimited access to LEED v4 web-based reference guide
  • PLATINUM customer support services
  • Leadership recognition among USGBC's network
  • Added access for all of your employees
  • Public relations support


All Silver benefits, plus:
  • GOLD badge in online member directory
  • 150 hours of Education @USGBC subscription
  • Savings on LEED Volume
  • GOLD customer support services
  • Specialized promotional opportunities & recognition


All Organizational benefits, plus:
  • SILVER badge in online member directory
  • 30 hours of Education @USGBC subscription
  • Savings on LEED certification & registration
  • Savings on Greenbuild expo space
  • Three complimentary course reviews


  • Promote your affiliation with the USGBC member logo & certificate
  • Access savings on Education @USGBC
  • Receive unlimited access to members-only resources for all of your employees
  • Stay informed with Members only Insider Updates

Join us. Not sure which package best suits your company?

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