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Prospective Member FAQs

Who should join the USGBC-Illinois?
Real estate professions, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, product manufacturers, state and local government officials, homebuilders, homeowners, and anyone interested in supporting our mission.   Being part of USGBC-Illinois offers opportunities for local involvement, networking and events.

How much is membership with USGBC – Illinois?
Dues vary and are based on your membership level.

Why should I join USGBC – Illinois?
Individuals join the USGBC-Illinois for a variety of reasons.  Some join to support the mission, others enjoy interacting with like-minded individuals, and some join to take advantage of the member benefits.  No matter the reason, join and become involved in the member community!

How long does it take for membership to become effective?
Your membership is effective immediatly if you pay by credit card online.  If you are paying by check and mailing your application to the Chapter your membership will be activated when we receive your payment.

My company is already a member, doesn’t that mean I am already member?
This is a common questions and to clarify, the USGBC-Illinois offers individual membership rather than Company Memberships. USGBC National Membership is for companies, not individuals. Your company could be a Sustaining Sponsor, which would entitle them to a certain number of complimentary  memberships. Learn more about Sustaining Sponsorship.

How can I learn more about membership with National USGBC?
National USGBC membership is for companies or organizations, not individuals.  For additional information, visit the USGBC Membership section of this web site.

I work for a USGBC member company/organization.  Does this entitle me to the reduced National employee member rate?
Yes, as an employee of a USGBC National Member organization you do receive a discount on your membership.  You will need your Corporate Access ID assigned to your organizations membership.  To access your Corporate Access ID please contact the person within your organization to obtain. If you are unable to identify the appropriate contact please contact Joan Martin for further assistance.


For any additional questions about membership with USGBC – Illinois Chapter or USGBC, please contact Joan Martin, Development Director (312-245-8300 x205).

Thank you to our Gold and Platinum Level Sustaining Sponsors!

USGBC-IL Platinum and Gold Level Sponsors