Member Benefits

Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, is an essential resource for the region’s professionals working in all aspects of sustainable building; we provide valuable education and networking opportunities for thousands of our members and non-members each year.

We are a completely separate nonprofit from our national organization, the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington DC, and we are responsible for our own fundraising. Therefore we look toward individuals, organizations, foundations and government to support our critical work. We help to ensure that New York will be a great place to live for generations to come by advocating for a thoughtful, sustainable approach to urban planning, development, and energy policy.

You may join Urban Green Council as an individual member, or your company or organization may sponsor us. Contributions are fully tax-deductible. For questions about your membership, please contact us.

MEMBER LEVELS & BENEFITS

URBAN GREEN COUNCIL CORE MEMBER

CORE MEMBER BENEFITS

  • An individual membership with Urban Green Council that lasts 365 days from join date
  • Discounted admission to Urban Green Council events including green building programs, tours, and quarterly networking events
  • Admission to our members-only annual conference: Modern All Over Again
  • Subscription to our Urban Green Weekly e-newsletter
  • Savings on green products and services: $50 off Zip Car annual membership; 25% discount at the BuildingGreen store; and 15% off at BIG Reuse's Astoria-based store (limit one per customer)
  • Members are eligible to apply for our volunteer Monthly Programs and Membership Committees
  • Young professionals and full-time students can also join the Emerging Professionals (EP), a coalition of future leaders in green building

DONATION LEVEL

GENERAL PUBLIC | $100

EMPLOYEE OF USGBC MEMBER COMPANY | $75
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EMERGING PROFESSIONAL | $50
Under age 30

FULL-TIME STUDENT | $25

URBAN GREEN COUNCIL LEADERSHIP LEVEL MEMBER

LEADERSHIP LEVEL BENEFITS 

  • Leadership Level Members enjoy all benefits included in preceding membership categories, and the following benefits:
  • Urban Green Council Tote Bag
  • Free Admission to Urban Green Council Public Programs, including: Educational Forums, Tours, Quarterly Member Receptions and more! Almost all of our educational events offer AIA and GBCI continuing education credit hours.
  • Recognition on our Leadership Members page, and mention in our Annual Report

DONATION AMOUNT

SUPPORTER | $250

STEWARD | $500

GUARDIAN | $1,000

KEYSTONE | $5,000

LIFETIME MEMBER | $10,000