Between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, land, water and resources are limited. If such valuable commodities are to be available to future generations, everything must be used as it is in nature -- with ingenuity and without waste. The US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED standards are tools to guide our progress toward the adoption of innovative building practices that conserve land, energy, water, resources and materials. Embracing that sound approach will yield buildings that are healthy, comfortable and affordable to occupy, as well as profitable to build and operate.
The USGBC South Florida Chapter, a nonprofit (501[c]) organization that is governed entirely by volunteers who serve without recompense, has five extremely active Branches under its organizational umbrella -- the Treasure Coast Branch, Palm Beach Branch, Broward Branch, Miami-Dade Branch and Keys Branch. We have more than 6,000 dedicated Members, Friends and contacts, and would enthusiastically welcome you and your business to our Chapter family. It’s through the work of our amazing volunteers that our Chapter's education and advocacy efforts flourish.
Branch activities include monthly educational programs to instructive tours of green facilities, GREENworking events, helping municipalities and school districts with their green initiatives, and sponsorship of green conferences and events. Our Branches have educated local government officials and CEOs about sustainability, brought in high-profile speakers for important conferences, worked with children and educators to teach green principles, sponsored study sessions for prospective LEED APs and GAs ... and much more.
You are cordially invited to attend a program at one of our Branches and we hope you will consider getting involved with an initiative of interest at this rewarding grassroots level. Come out and learn from and be inspired by our top-shelf speakers and passionate members! Become part of the solution by helping educate, enlighten and empower our South Florida region to adopt an approach to building that is both ecologically and economically sustainable.
Our Chapter is supported by membership dues and contributions. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and donors whose generous support makes our programs and activities possible. Please take a minute to view those current members of our Sponsors Circle who are walking the green walk in our South Florida community.