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State & Local Government

USGBC has inspired hundreds of laws, incentive programs and administrative policies at all levels of government nationwide. You can find green building policies and procedures in hundreds of cities, counties and states, in 14 federal agencies and departments, and in numerous utility districts, public school jurisdictions and colleges and universities across the United States. LEED itself has been the foundation of a number of these policies, offering a leadership benchmark for governments to demonstrate and reward excellence.

USGBC-Illinois supports the green building landscape in Illinois through education, awareness and understanding of green building policies, standards and codes.

USGBC-Illinois Chapter Resources

Local Legislation/State Policy Update – view archived editions of local and state legislation related to green building here.

Request a Speaker – The USGBC-Illinois Chapter provides speakers to state and local governmental entities through the Regional Speaker’s Bureau. To request a speaker, click here.

Learn more about the USGBC-Illinois Chapter State & Local Government Committee.

National USGBC Resources

Learn more about USGBC’s policy priorities, campaigns and coalitions at the national level at

State of Illinois Resources

Check out the sustainbility website for the State of Illinois at

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