U.S. Green Building Council
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, nearly 16,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 162,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.
Buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85% of future U.S. demand for energy, and a national commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million American jobs.
The Central Ohio Chapter of the U.S Green Building Council has been established exclusively for Charitable and Educational purposes.
Our activities provide the local voice of the U.S Green Building Council mission: 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. In executing this mission the Central Ohio Chapter will leverage the guiding principles and programs established by the U.S. Green Building Council including Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). The LEED green building certification system is an
internationally recognized, preeminent program for rating the design, construction and operation of green buildings. By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
The Central Ohio specifically seeks to transform the Central Ohio built environment to be more sustainable, healthy and prosperous. The Central Ohio Chapter will focus activities to serve the following counties: Belmont, Champaign, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Pickaway, Union, Guernsey, Hocking and Knox.
Our mailing address is: P. O. Box 14105, Columbus, OH 43214
To transform the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous and
Within a generation, Central Ohio will be a leader in creating buildings and communities that promote economic growth and sustain the health and vitality of all life.