At USGBC, we're committed to transforming how our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED, the world’s most widely used green building system with more than 180,000 buildings participating today.
Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
LEED is the leading program for green buildings and communities worldwide. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Bigger: LEED v4.1 is for all – it is more inclusive and allows projects to earn LEED points through building performance monitoring, scoring and analytics powered by Arc.
Stronger: LEED v4.1 continues to drive performance. In fact, performance outcomes are fully integrated into LEED v4.1 so that you can measure performance on an ongoing basis.
Bolder: Lessons learned from those in the market using LEED v4 and over the last twenty years have led us to take a deeper look at existing buildings, residential projects and cities to develop unique solutions that address unique markets.
Available badges are knowledge-based and activity-based. For each badge, you must complete several courses and quizzes, depending on the subject. Once you successfully pass the quizzes, a new badge will be inserted into your USGBC profile overnight. All USGBC badges are portable to other platforms, such as LinkedIn and Mozilla/Badgr backpack.