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Advocacy Information

AdvocacyAt the national and local level USGBC and its chapters provide green building educational information and resources to a variety of constituencies. The Chapter's advocacy resources and that of USGBC are focused in several key areas: state and local government, schools and school districts, and homeowners and residential developers. Select from the links below for local Chapter and national USGBC green building resources for these audiences and more.

Advocacy Strategic Group Contacts
Interested in getting involved? Identify and connect with USGBC-Illinois advocacy group members.

Residential Green Building
Learn more about what is happening with residential green building programs on a local and national level, including programs such as LEED® for Homes, Chicago Green Homes Program, National Home Builders Association, and Energy Star.

Green Schools
Learn more about what is happening with green schools on a local and national level, including LEED® for Schools, policy, legislature, advocacy initiatives and educational opportunities.

State & Local Government
Learn more about what is happening in state and local government, green building policy, and grants and incentives for green building.

LEED Advocacy
Myths and Facts about LEED (July 2012)
LEED Fact Sheet
(July 2012)

National USGBC Advocacy Resources
USGBC is committed to supporting federal, state and local governments in their pursuit and development of green building programs and initiatives. Learn more about USGBC's efforts on a national level along with links to further resources.

For information on finding a speaker on one or more of these topics, visit the Chapter's Speaker Bureau.

 


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