LEED Platinum Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NVThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a private 501c3, membership based nonprofit organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

The Nevada Chapter’s vision:

Nevada is a model for sustainable buildings and communities and is renowned in the region for its outstanding quality of life.”

USGBC-NV’s Mission:

The U.S. Green Building Council – Nevada Chapter advocates adoption of sustainable codes, implementation of sustainable construction practices for existing and new buildings and access to sustainable education throughout the state.”

Through four committees in the areas of: Education, Government Affairs, Programs & Membership and Green Schools, the Nevada Chapter of the USGBC educates the community about green building practices and sustainability, conducts LEED workshops, conducts important policy maker outreach and advocacy, holds monthly meetings and mixers, educates teachers and students about green buildings and helps support the greening of state schools.

Did you know Nevada is a leader in Green Buildings? The USGBC site is a great place to view a list of LEED certified buildings in the state as well as some excellent LEED Project Profiles, from the Patagonia Distribution Center in Reno to the Aria Hotel Tower in Las Vegas to the Liberty Recreation Center in Henderson.