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Call for volunteers for LEED Regional Steering Committees

December 4, 2017
Mandy Lee
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USGBC is looking for innovative sustainability professionals and experts in the design, construction and operations of buildings and communities to serve as volunteers on the newly created Regional LEED Steering Committees.

In 2010, USGBC developed the LEED International Roundtable as an advisory network playing a pivotal role in enhancing LEED as a global framework for green building. In just the past few years, Roundtable members have collaborated with LEED staff to develop and publish 30 international alternative compliance paths (ACPs) for LEED v4 and more than 100 ACPs for LEED 2009. The work of this group has been critical to the growth and applicability of the rating system, and LEED has now reached projects and professionals in more than 167 countries and territories.

In the coming year, we will develop this concept even further in order to integrate, scale and formalize this work within the LEED development process by establishing LEED Regional Steering Committees in six key markets across the globe.

Each Regional LEED Steering Committee will be an integrated group of volunteers charged with prioritizing and overseeing LEED technical development activities in its respective region. They will review, develop and recommend technical solutions and guidance to address LEED implementation issues and facilitate market uptake in their regions, while ensuring that technical solutions maintain rigor and consider market leadership and feasibility.

The following LEED committees are now accepting applications for members:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean Regional LEED Steering Committee
  • Europe Regional LEED Steering Committee
  • Middle East Regional LEED Steering Committee
  • Africa Regional LEED Steering Committee
  • Greater China Regional LEED Steering Committee
  • Asia Pacific Regional LEED Steering Committee

The application period will close on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates are familiar with the LEED rating system and have one or more of the specific areas of expertise sought by the committees. All Regional LEED Steering Committee volunteers must be employees of USGBC member organizations. They are talented professionals who can commit to regular calls (average two hours per quarter), offline review and comment on technical rating system language (average two to three hours per call), and participate in additional calls as necessary.

Each volunteer position will be for a first, two-year term beginning in early 2018. Volunteers are eligible to serve a maximum of four consecutive years total on a given committee.

Each Regional LEED Steering Committee will be led by a volunteer chair and vice chair, with up to 15 appointed members-at‐large.

Important dates:

  • December 4: Application period opens
  • January 31: Application period closes
  • February: LEED Steering Committee reviews and USGBC Board of Directors appoints candidates
  • March: Applicants notified
  • March–April: New member orientation and training
  • April 2018–December 2019: First term for new committee volunteers

To get started, take a look at the current volunteer opportunities or learn more about LEED committees.

2018 LEED Committees Organizational Chart

LEED Committees Organizational Chart 2018

Apply to join a Regional LEED Steering Committee


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