Knowledge. Access. Recognition. Advocacy. Membership pays!

The U.S. Green Building Council Central Plains Chapter is the professional organization to belong to if you're serious about sustainability and green building in Kansas and western Missouri.

The Central Plains Chapter is a dynamic, growing professional organization. We offer a unique opportunity to connect with leading industry thinkers and innovators of the region's sustainable design and building community.

No other peer networking opportunity spans so many building disciplines. It is that breadth of disciplines that builds truly sustainable communities.

Individuals are encouraged to join our local chapter. We welcome full-time students to join at a significant discount so we can enjoy each other's energy and talents.

Join USGBC Central Plains today – and enjoy the exclusive benefits of membership:

  • Member discounts on Chapter events, and LEED® programs, publications and training classes
  • Convenient source of LEED® training, Continuing Education Units, publications and reference materials
  • Opportunities to collaborate & network with local leaders in sustainable development practices
  • Exclusive events with our corporate sponsors through member/sponsor events
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles with Chapter committees and task groups
  • Voting rights for Board of Directors elections
  • Eligibility to be elected as a Committee Chair or Board Member of Chapter
  • Participate in local/regional legislative outreach
  • Actively contribute to building a sustainable future for Kansas City and the region
  • Allow your company access to sustainable design projects and best practices

USGBC Chapter or National Membership?

Local Chapter membership is for individuals. By joining the Central Plains Chapter, you can take advantage of local chapter activities and get involved in greening homes, schools and businesses across the state of Kansas and western Missouri.

National USGBC membership is for companies and organizations. As a full-time employee of a national USGBC member company or organization, you may enjoy all the corporate benefits, including valuable discounts on USGBC and LEED® programs and publications.

National Member Benefits include:

  • Greenbuild International Conference & Expo: save at least $200 per registration
  • LEED Training Workshops: save up to $120 on each attendee from your company
  • LEED Reference Guides: save more than $25 on each purchase
  • LEED Green Associate Exam: save $50 on every exam taken
  • LEED AP Exam: save $100 on every exam taken

Your company can support our local Chapter by becoming a Chapter Sponsor.

Membership Levels & Fees:

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$25.00 - Student Membership
For any student enrolled in 12 credit hours or more interested in participating in the USGBC Central Plains Chapter.

$35.00 - Emerging Professional Membership
For individuals within 5 years of graduation and is available at an annual half-price membership rate.

$50.00 - National Member Firm Employee Chapter Membership
Created for individuals who work for companies that are National USGBC Member Firms. These individuals are eligible for a “National Firm” discounted rate at $50.00 annually.

$70.00 - Regular Chapter Membership
For individuals who are not currently employed by national USGBC member companies/organizations. Full Members receive full Chapter membership benefits.

$35.00 - Community Membership
Created for government employees, retirees and persons not employed in a “green industry” (this would include the unemployed) that wish to be involved with supporting sustainability locally.

$100.00 - Sustaining Member
A new member status for those who commit to 25 hours of service annually and make an additional $100 donation to their annual membership fee. The $100 donation is 100% deductible by the fullest extent of the tax law, and members will receive a distinctive lapel pin, and special recognition in chapter communications and on our website.

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