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Join local architects, engineers, contractors, building and design professionals, and other community members in continuing the transformation of the Central Coast into a sustainable community, economy, and environment through education and advocacy of green building design, construction, and operational excellence. 

The CCGBC is an aligned chapter of USGBC National; however, we are 100% supported by the local sponsors, members, and community members. Homegrown on the Central Coast, we are here because of your support! 

At CCGBC, we have a board of 14 volunteers,  and we have two part-time paid staff who manage all of the administrative duties of our organization. A large portion of donations go to our staffers to be able to coordinate all that CCGBC offers our members.  The rest of the contributions go directly towards member services, educational events, and organizational operations. Sponsoring local events helps to offset costs for food, printing, guest speakers, educational material, and more.

When you specifically contribute to our Green Schools program, 100% of the received funds go towards individual green building projects at schools in our communities.


Membership with USGBC-CCGBC also includes the following benefits:

  • Meet Green Building Professionals at free events.
  • Participate in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) workshops.
  • FREE or discounted Chapter events, workshops, study groups, tours, etc.
  • FREE downloadable resources on current Green Building practices on our website.
  • Listing in our online Member Directory 
  • Be recognized as a leader in supporting a better built environment.
  • Play a vital role in advocating green policy at the federal, state, and local levels.

Join or Renew your membership today to help us continue to deliver these great programs: 

  • Green Schools
  • Networking Mixers and Lunch N Learns
  • Build Smart Trailer
  • Green Awards and Gala
  • Calendar of regional green events
  • Advocacy on Statewide Policy Issues

Annual Membership Levels:

  • Chapter Membership: $60/year
  • Discounted Chapter Membership for existing USGBC National Members: $40/year
  • Emerging Professional: $20/year
*Note: See FAQs below for difference between Chapter and National memberships


Central Coast Green Building Council is part of the largest national and international green building organization, driving more than $60 billion in green projects within the United States.  

Central Coast Green Building Council is incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and relies on tax-deductible contributions for financial aid. Your continuous support brings us closer towards making sustainable communities available to everyone within this generation.

Find out more about our sponsorship opportunities and join the ranks of our current sponsors who are already contributing to making sustainable communities available to everyone.


Do you enjoy our bi-weekly newsletters and value keeping in the know of where the Green Building Industry is headed but maybe don't see yourself delving into all of the resources the full membership offers? We have a 'Supporter' level where you can simply give a donation of your choice to the CCGBC on a one-time basis, or whenever you feel inspired! All funding goes directly to keeping our chapter running, and is greatly appreciated! 

Click Here To Become a Supporter


We have many events throughout the year and volunteering with our team is a great way to be an environmental steward! 

Click on the hand symbol below to fill out our volunteer interest form, or email admin@ccgreenbuilding.org with a little info about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering, and then we will place you on a list to call when we could use some extra help! 

Becoming a member is the first step in volunteering because then you will receive all upcoming event info as soon as we share it publicly.

All of our board members are volunteer positions, so if you are interested in a more steady volunteer position within the organization where you can make a big difference; we take on new board member applicants every year. 

Click Here to Become a Green Volunteer


What is the difference between National Membership and Chapter Membership?

"National Membership" is best for companies and businesses that want to have access to and be listed in USGBC National's business directory. We earn 10% of National Member Dues from those companies who sign up within our region. 

"Chapter Membership" and "Sponsorship" are for the local chapter members to gain access to the local resources that the Central Coast Green Building Council offers such as: Educational opportunities, local code/rebate information, access to local advocacy opportunities, and is ultimately your connection to the green building community at a local level, specifically within our tri-county region. Chapter memberships/sponsorships earn 100% back into the Local chapter funding.

In order to register for the "Discounted Chapter Membership", you will need to have your USGBC member number to complete the form.  This option is for companies who are registered with USGBC National and have company employees or affiliates that have registered on the USGBC National site already. 

Ultimately, if you want all local and national benefits, first your company registers via USGBC.org then the individual registers as a local Chapter member via ccgreenbuilding.org.

As a sponsor for the local CCGBC how is my donation utilized? 

A large portion of donations go to our staffers to be able to coordinate all that CCGBC offers to our members. The rest of the funding goes directly into the events themselves, covering costs such as food, printing, paying guest speakers, creating take-away educational material...etc. If you are explicitly a Green Schools Sponsor, then 100% of the funds go into efforts of the Green Schools Program, both for staffing and to the schools projects themselves. 

If you are already a member or a sponsor and would like to change your level the steps are: 

1. Sign into your account

2. Go to your 'Member Profile' on the top right corner

3. Look to 'Membership' then hit 'Change' and follow the prompts.

*If you are a member on a personal level, but you want to be a sponsor, then you must create another account for your 'Sponsorship' account. This is because this account functions differently than a normal member and has bundle memberships associated with it. 

Don't hesitate to contact us at admin@ccgreenbuilding.org with any questions.


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