LEED 2009, USGBC’s new strategic plan

The strategic plan is available online, carrying members into 2013.

09/26/2008


While “being green” is an idea that has clearly entered the mainstream, seeing real results on a large scale is still an ambitious goal. Only 3% of new commercial buildings in 2007 are estimated to have met minimum certification levels, and only 0.2% of new residential construction is built green. It’s clear that the U.S. Green Building Council community must step up its work to increase sustainable practices in new construction, existing building conversions, neighborhood developments, children’s schools, public buildings, and every aspect of the built environment.

To that end, USGBC has completed its next strategic plan , which will carry us through 2013. It has been developed with an emphasis on extending the benefits of green building beyond the building footprint and into our cities and communities, and on the reduction and eventual elimination of the building industry’s contributions to climate change and natural resource depletion.

At the center of the strategic plan is our strategic imperative of accelerating green building demand, delivery, and accessibility. It is built on the guiding principles and introduces one more: the need to elevate social equity as a value and outcome integral to sustainable built environments. The plan lays out a set of clearly defined strategic initiatives defining how we will focus our talent and resources. It will function as our roadmap for delivering immediate and measurable results across the wide scope of work that is necessary for true market transformation.

Read the Strategic Plan (PDF)

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