The UO's Office of Sustainability and School of Architecture and Environment are pleased to co-fund an institutional membership to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) at the silver level. The USGBC works for sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings and other community spaces. They are the creators of the industry-standard Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The UO has previously committed to having all new capital building projects achieve at least LEED Gold certification.
The UO's USGBC membership comes with several benefits for our faculty and staff, and some limited benefits for students. These include:
- Discounts to USGBC publications, courses, and conference registration fees.
- Discounts on LEED exam fees and test prep materials.
- Unlimited access to members-only online resources.
- 30 hours of free online educational videos.
To access these benefits, members of the UO community can use their UO email to create an account with USGBC. For further information or to receive support with any issues accessing these benefits, contact Steve Mital, Director of the Office of Sustainability, firstname.lastname@example.org.