Advocacy in Action

  • March 23, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • virtual

Organization: USGBC

Join us at 11 AM EST on March 23 for an overview of LEED and green building related state and local advocacy efforts currently underway by USGBC in 2021. This event will feature members of the USGBC advocacy team and case studies where LEED and green building impacting initiatives have been considered.

Every day, USGBC is working on behalf of our members to advance a future that is greener, more resilient and more prosperous. We are working with state and local governments across the U.S. and in close collaboration with USGBC members to support state legislators, engage with governors and state agencies, and work with mayors, city councilors, chief sustainability officers and others on crafting effective green building policies and incentives.

We believe that healthy people in healthy places is the fastest way to build a healthy economy. As part of our healthy economy strategy, USGBC works with federal, state and city governments to advocate for policies, guidance and incentives in support of the new vision. Today, 25 states in the U.S. use LEED to advance their goals, and there are more than 300 local governments leveraging LEED in policies. These pro-LEED policies ensure that jurisdictions are leading by example and moving toward a future where green building is the norm.


Jennifer Gunby, State and Local Advocacy Manager, USGBC

Elizabeth Beardsley, Senior Policy Counsel, USGBC

Kenneth Filarski, Founder and Principal, FILARSKI/ARCHITECTURE+PLANNING+RESEARCH

Chelsea Wolfman, Project Developer - McKinstry

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