Annual Summit 2015


2015 U.S. Green Building Council Montana Chapter Annual Summit - Health and Community

January 30-31, 2015 at Big Sky Resort, Montana

Jason McLennan, Author, Architect, Designer, Futurist and our 2015 Keynote Speaker!

Thank you to the early sign-up Vendors:

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Read More: Schedule & Speaker Bios


2015-2016 Boards Members

Call for 2015-2016 Boards Members!

USGBC MT Chapter is looking for new board members starting in January. The position is a two year term. We will be accepting applications over the next month for the position. The first board meeting would be at our Annual Summit at Big Sky Resort! If you are interested in finding out more information please email Arian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


How Do I Join The USGBC Montana Chapter?

Joining is easy – just fill out the online application and make a chapter dues payment (requires sign in). If you work for a USGBC national member organization, you can receive a 30% discount off the regular chapter membership dues.  Full-time students receive 60% discounts.

Regular membership: $70.00

USGBC member company discount (28.5%): $50.00

Emerging Professional discount (50%): $35.00

Student discount (64.5%): $25.00

USGBC Montana Chapter membership provides you with the latest innovative learning opportunities, a variety of ways to engage in green building activities in the region, and a valuable professional network.

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Types of USGBC Membership, Explained:

USGBC national membership is corporate, and all full-time employees of national member companies may utilize their companies' national member benefits. Please note that discounts on study guides and courses are benefits of National Membership for companies and organizations. If you're interested in learning more about USGBC National Membership, click here.

Chapter membership
allows any individual, regardless of whether or not his or her company is a national member, to affiliate with USGBC and take advantage of local chapter benefits.  Learn more about the USGBC chapter network and chapter membership here.


Our Mission:

The USGBC Montana Chapter promotes balanced social, economic, and environmental stewardship in Montana by leading and educating about green building practices that will create healthy and sustainable communities in which to live, work, and play. 


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The LEAP:  Through Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Partnerships, the USGBC Montana Chapter aims to build healthier and more sustainable communities throughout Montana.

Why Join?

  • Stay current on sustainable designs and ideas.
  • Receive discounts on educational and networking events.
  • Be a leader in your community fostering sustainable design ideals and goals in your region.
  • Vote in our chapter elections, or run for a seat on the Board!

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USGBC LEED CertifiedLEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system,  providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

USGBC Green Schools


SMART Green Schools Challenge

SMART Green Schools Challenge Application!

Want some help brainstorming ideas for SMART Green Schools Projects?

The SMART Green Schools Challenge is open to schools looking to implement "green practices" that will make schools healthier for all building occupants - students, teachers, administrators, everyone. To enter the SMART Green Schools Challenge, schools are asked submit their application by no later than October 30, 2014. The rubric for grading applications can be found here. Schools will turn in their final report by no later than April 1, 2015.

Schools will commit to developing and implementing innovative ideas that promote the health and well-being of students, teachers and all building occupants. Schools are highly encouraged to involve students in the process.

The top schools in each class (AA, A, B, and C) that implement the most effective, inclusive and creative plan to promote health and turn in their final report by no later than April 1, 2015 will each receive $1,000 and statewide recognition from Lt. Governor McLean.

Schools across Montana are leading the way in promoting health. Read about the projects Big Fork and East Middle School  of Butte have implemented to improve school health and well-being.


LEED Gold Certified
Learn more about our LEED certified projects around the state of Montana.

Check out all the projects here