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Building Healthy, Efficient, and Equitable Buildings and Communities

USGBC is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED, the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide.

Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated.

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Green Building Leadership is LEED

LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Millions of people are living, working and learning in LEED-certified buildings around the world. LEED certification ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments for the places we live, work, learn and play.





The Latest in LEED & Green Building

Take your career to the next level!

Take your career to the next level, all from the comfort of home! LEED professional credential exams are now available online. Learn more about the LEED Green Associate and LEED AP exams.

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Invest in your career in sustainability and green building!

Invest in your career in sustainability and green building. Advance your knowledge of green building and sustainability concepts and practices with a subscription to Education @USGBC. Access more than 900 online green building courses, anytime and from anywhere.

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Access resources to assist in managing buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Access resources to assist in managing buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic, including LEED Safety First pilot credits. As part of its Healthy Economy strategy, USGBC has seven LEED pilot credits to help building teams provide healthy spaces, and to assist with re-entry. The pilot credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health and industry guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting, workplace re-occupancy, HVAC and plumbing operations. Explore USGBC's building re-entry resources.

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Sustainable Spotlight

Learn about what's next for USGBC.


Discover LEED Projects from Around the World

"I truly believe our community will create a greener good—a world in which human life isn't compromised as the focus of why we build in the first place."

- Mahesh Ramanujam, President & CEO, USGBC and GBCI



Mahesh Ramanujam


Mahesh Ramanujam believes that everyone deserves to benefit from better buildings. As president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) and Arc, Ramanujam unifies green building standards and ensures an equitable future where public health and a healthy economy are complementary, not competitive values.




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Healthy Economy

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Healthy People

Healthy People in Healthy Places Equals a Healthy Economy




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