Engage. Educate. Encourage.

The U.S. Green Building Council, National Capital Region (USGBC-NCR), is working to make healthy, sustainable buildings a reality for the people of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area within a generation. We are one of 77 local chapters of the USGBC, the leading authority for green building across the United States. Our diverse membership is comprised of builders, architects, environmentalists, nonprofits, and students, providing us with a wealth of knowledge and industry access at every level. As part of a large network that is creating sustainable places to live and work across the entire country, we work both collaboratively and independently to fulfill our mission here in the National Capital Region.

Since our founding in 2001, USGBC-NCR has helped transform the National Capital Region into a hub of green building design and construction. Today, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, you will find:

  • a major market for green building industry innovation
  • some of the strongest green building codes in the country
  • the most LEED-certified space per person in the U.S.
  • one of the highest concentrations of LEED-accredited professionals in the nation

We are proud of the strong impact we have made in a relatively short time. But our work is not done. Join us as we engage, educate, and encourage our community to embrace the future of green building.

Our Mission: Engage, educate, and encourage our community to live within and advance a sustainable, ecologically restorative and economically prosperous built environment.

Our Vision: The National Capital Region will be a global model of a sustainable community and inspire all generations to create a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous built environment responsive to people and nature.

USGBC-NCR serves the following areas of the Washington, DC metropolitan area:

  • The District of Columbia
  • Maryland:
    • Montgomery County
    • Prince Georges County
  • Virginia:
    • Arlington County
    • Culpeper County
    • Fairfax County
    • Fauquier County
    • Frederick County
    • Loudoun County
    • Prince William County
    • Rappahannock County
    • Stafford County
    • And, adjacent independent cities in Virginia