Class is now in session: It’s a new day for students at USGBC

Published on: 
2 May 2016
Jesse McElwain

As of May 1, you can be a USGBC Student just by signing up and telling us! Any student, from anywhere around the globe, can become a USGBC Student. What does that mean? It means you get to showcase the knowledge, skills and credentials that will jump-start your careers. It means you get a personalized experience and can find activities and resources suited for your interests as a student. We are committed to providing an unparalleled opportunity for students preparing for 21st century careers. Join the fastest-growing network of students who want a sustainable future, and transform your campus, your community and your career.

Throughout the past year, we’ve convened students, professors, administrators and employers around a central question: “What can USGBC do to best prepare graduates for 21st century careers?” The answer came back clear: an individualized experience, resources to accelerate professional development, access to a network of qualified professionals and local opportunities for hands-on learning. We are committed to delivering the best opportunities to each student, and we believe that starts with serving the needs of individuals.

Here's how to get started:

  • Go to and create a profile by clicking Account in the upper right corner, then "Create one." Tell us you’re a student, provide some information about yourself, and list your achievements to date. If you have a LEED professional credential, it will show up in your profile. And if you have completed a LEED Lab, you can earn a special badge.
  • Already have a USGBC profile? Go to the “About”section in your account settings, and indicate that you’re a student. Provide information about your current college or institution and graduation year, and we’ll do the rest.

We’re excited to see what we can do as a united group of students and professionals around the world. Welcome!

Questions? Please feel free to reach out.