USGBC NJ is one of 76 local chapters of the national U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) organization. Each of the 76 local chapters and USGBC National are separate 501(c)3s and have their own memberships. Being a member of USGBC National does not mean you are also a member of USGBC NJ, and vice versa.
Individuals are members of Chapters.
Chapter membership allows any individual, regardless of whether or not their employer is a national member, to participate in the chapter and take advantage of local chapter benefits. It also allows individuals to get involved in their community and support local green building efforts.
Organizations are members of USGBC National.
USGBC National Membership is for corporations or organizations. All full-time employees of national member companies may utilize their company’s national member benefits and are encouraged to join their local USGBC chapters at a discounted price.
Many organizations also choose to partner with our Chapter and/or sponsor Chapter events to demonstrate their commitment to the local green building movement and gain visibility with our network of over 9,000 local green building professionals.