At the National level, we participate with USGBC on a variety of campaigns, which include supporting LEED as a system for enhancing the value of buildings, supporting the evolution of the LEED rating system, and engaging with industry stakeholders to facilitate our vision of green buildings for everyone within a generation. USGBC advances green building worldwide and we marshal the collective voice of our members and stakeholders to do just that in Massachusetts. Check out the USGBC Public Policy Library for more information federal, state, and local level green building policies.

We encourage our members to connect with legislators and policymakers to support:

Government leadership by example

All levels of government understand the need to promote green building policy and energy efficiency. Their leadership has repeatedly resulted in saving taxpayer dollars, saving resources and energy, creating and expanding job opportunities, and driving investment in the broader building industry. The government can lead the way towards a sustainable built environment and prosperous future. Learn more about how to accomplish this with the resources below:


Private sector market transformation

Governments promote private sector sustainable building growth through effective incentives and green building policies. USGBC action includes structural incentives, no-cost permitting, information mechanisms, and financial incentives such as tax credits and low-interest loans.  Learn more about how to advocate for this initiative with the resources below:


Raising the bar on codes and regulations

USGBC raises the bar on green building codes and regulations through policy creation and local, regional, and national building standards. We excel at aligning baseline building code with above-code green building certification using LEED to promote constant improvement. Learn more about how you can green policy with the resources below:


Community-wide sustainability

Green building policy requires a systematic approach to sustainability. From effects on local waterways to toxic materials to global warming, the community must incorporate a well-rounded perspective into policy decision-making and understanding. This not only enables economic growth, but also provides opportunities to develop skills in green construction and environmental sustainability, while promoting a prosperous and stable future. Learn more about community-wide sustainability initiatives with the resources below: