USGBC files for ANSI accreditation, opens membership to professional and trade organizations

Pro-sustainable building coalition strives to strengthen standards and increase membership

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has filed an application with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to become an ANSI-accredited national standards developer for standards related to green building practices. USBGC’s main program, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary, consensus-based rating system that recognizes and rewards sustainable building practices.

In addition to filing for ANSI accreditation, USGBC announced an amendment to its bylaws to expand its membership to include trade and professional associations.

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