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U.S. Green Building Council

Through our American parent company Draper, Inc. Draper Europe is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is a coalition of building industry leaders working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s national members are organizations, corporations and institutions across the globe.

USGBC’s member organizations come from every industry – from big companies and small businesses to nonprofits and governments. The members are part of a vibrant and diverse community which offers new opportunities for connecting individuals and businesses with the people, information and ideas they need to be part of the rapidly growing green building industry.

The USGBC developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability in site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Within the Draper business corporation we have a great numerous LEED®-Accredited Professionals and in-depth LEED® trained on staff.

"The U.S. Green Building Council® is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED® Professionals™, USGBC® is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009- 2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. USGBC is the developer of the LEED green building certification program and the convenor of the Greenbuild® International Conference & Expo."

For more information about USGBC, visit the official website.

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