Member Benefits

Why Become a Member?

Becoming a member of the Green Builder® Coalition gives you access to a determined network of like-minded home builders, building professionals, and related businesses eager to combine voices and create forward progress in the area of sustainable, healthy home building.

Join today...

-     To be part of the Community dedicated to advancing green building practices and innovation

-     To Extend Your Voice and drive widespread adoption of new, achievable green building codes, standards and policies

-     To Network and Partner with like-minded green builders, professionals, suppliers and policy advocates

-     To Learn about today’s smartest developments, technologies and quickly evolving best practices in the area of healthy, resource-efficient building

Membership Fees

Annual Charter membership fees are just $300 per person, Sustaining Members pay just $50 per year and student memberships are available at $25 for university, college, vocational and high school students. Join today!

Member Benefits

Advocacy

-     Resources and “Action Alerts” to ensure your timely participation in green building policy efforts

-     Watchdog initiatives to monitor new products & technologies, and ensure proper implementation of green building legislation, codes & mandates

-     Targeted outreach to state and national policy makers

-     Tools to help with your advocacy efforts at the State level

Community

-     Access to exclusive networking events

-     Tradeshow events & related on-site gatherings

-     Online discussion forums

Education

-     The Impact Series: Guest seminars & lecture program

-     Member discounts on Green Builder® College tuition, including continuing education, certifications, and self-paced learning programs

-     Our Quarterly Industry Report, which examines state & national codes, regulations, & programs

-     Complementary subscription to Green Builder® Magazine

-     Free Technical Assistance to incorporate sustainable products & technologies

-     Bi-Monthly e-Newsletter with job postings

-     Monthly publication "The Punch List", keeping you up-to-date on product trends and policy decisions

Green Builder® Magazine

Green Builder MagazineKeeping members up-to-date on industry news is an expected and necessary activity of any association. To that end, the Coalition has an agreement in place with Green Builder® Media to provide complimentary subscriptions to Coalition members.

The magazine has a readership of over 200,000 of the most active and influential building professionals in the country. Green Builder® Magazine is the most widely-read homebuilding periodical in the United States, and focuses exclusively on disseminating information about green building and sustainable practices to a national audience.

Technical Assistance

Have you ever been in the middle of a design meeting and had no idea what your client meant when they wanted a home certified with Energy Star IAP?  How about when they ask you if geothermal will work for their home?Laureen Blissard, Technical Director

Like the various standards to which a structure can be built, there are various ways that products and technology can be incorporated into a project.  This means that a “one size fits all” approach to answering questions won’t help you achieve your sustainable goals.

A product or technology that is appropriate in one climate zone may be a complete dismal failure in another.  But how would you know?  Let us assist you in finding out!  Our intention is to help reduce the hurdles or obstacles you might face when trying to adopt sustainable products and technologies. By presenting verifiable, unbiased information, we aim to provide the unique feedback you need to design, build or develop a more sustainable future.  Whether you’re evaluating options for your next structure, or simply curious about a particular topic, the Coalition is here for you. Please submit your question to tech@greenbuildercoalition.org.

Green Builder® College

Green Builder College Online Training ProgramGreen Builder® College is the first online training program to offer certification and continuing education to professionals in the residential building market. This educational platform satisfies a growing need for unbiased information on sustainable development. The program currently includes the Green Builder® Certification program, Houses That Work and Environments for Living. By taking classes through Green Builder® College, you can earn continuing education credits, providing an ongoing source of professional development.

Members of the Green Builder® Coalition receive discounted tuition on each of the above-mentioned curriculums. Combined, you could save hundreds!

Quarterly Industry Report

The Green Builder® Coalition staff produces a quarterly building industry report. This document reviews codes and regulations on a state and national level. In each issue, one state gets the spotlight treatment. The report also takes an in-depth look into other noteworthy programs that shape the sustainable building industry. Past topics have included the Green MLS, CalGreen and the International Green Construction Code. This quality publication is published and distributed to the members at no additional cost. 

The Punch List

A monthly publication which will keep our members even more current on the latest news, trends and regulations in the sustainable building industry.

More Benefits to Come...

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Lobbying Disclosure

The Green Builder® Coalition is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) advocacy/trade association that is actively engaged in lobbying federal, state and local governments on behalf of the green building  community. Amounts paid to the Coalition are not deductible as charitable contributions, but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. In 2013, no portion of our members’ dues was used for lobbying.  Therefore, 100% of any dues payment may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. It is important to check with your accountant, lawyer or tax professional to seek specific advice. Green Builder® Coalition does not provide legal or accounting advice.