US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. The USGBC believes in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Their mission is to promote buildings that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Green building is a win-win practice offering both environmental and economic opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future demand for energy in the United States and a commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million jobs.
USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.
They are a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers and citizens. Today there are 79 chapters, 14,000 member organizations and 162,000 LEED professionals that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.
LEED - The most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe and is certifying 1.6 million square feet of building space each day in more than 130 countries. LEED is a certification program for buildings, homes and communities that guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance. Today, nearly 50,000 projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 8.9 billion square feet of construction space.
Jacaranda is proud to be a member of the USGBC.