Create a sustainable region and green buildings for all within THIS generation.


We will achieve our vision through open and collaborative education, leadership, and action.  

Our Region

There are seven USGBC Chapters in Florida currently and the North Florida Chapter covers 11 counties in the northeastern part of Florida with Jacksonville, FL as our largest city in the region.  

List of Counties in our Region: 
St. Johns

Guiding Principles

As a chapter of USGBC, we are deeply rooted in these principles which guide all decisions and activities of the chapter.

  1. Establish Leadership
  2. Promote Triple Bottom Line
  3. Maintain Integrity
  4. Reconcile Humanity with Nature
  5. Ensure Inclusiveness
  6. Exhibit Transparency
  7. Have fun while saving our species and planet!

The Chapter does not discriminate on any unlawful basis with regards to hiring or employment practices, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law, in the administration or provision of all programs and services.

Chapter History

Green building advocates in North Florida began informal meetings in the spring of 2004 to discuss formation of a local Chapter of the USGBC. The head of this informal steering committee contacted the USGBC to communicate these intentions. The Interest Group Checklist was completed in May 2004 and the Organizing Group Checklist begun.

The newly formed Organizing Group held its first public meeting in August 19, 2004 that attracted over 35 participants, representing a diverse set of constituencies. The Organizing Group held monthly meetings events, continued to recruited new members, and eventually achieved Provisional Chapter Status in Aug 2006 and now has over 230 chapter members.

The North Florida Chapter has continued to grow and continually institutionalize to provide a strong sustainable educational resource tool for the North Florida Territory.

USGBC North Florida Founding Charter Members 
Affiliated Engineers  • Batson-Cook Company  •  Bullock Tice Associates  •  Burns Brothers Inc. • Cannon Design  •  Elkins Constructors Inc.  •  Goodwin Heart Pine Company  •  JSA Inc.  •  KBJ Architects •  Miller Electric Company  •  MM Parrish Construction Co.  •  Network Cabling Services  •  Shaw Tek • Skanska USA Building Inc.  •  TLC Engineering for Architecture    •  Van Wagenen and Beavers



USGBC North Florida Founding Board Members

Listed From Left to Right: Back Row: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Scott Crawford, Tom Jennings, Bill Stinson, Scott Brady, Jessica Murray, Bill Todd, Gordy Steadman, Jonathon Cantor, Mark Gelfo, Brent Reitz, Unknown

Listed From Left to Right: Back Row: Eric Esteban, Casey Neurock, Cathy Underhill, Ken Grula, Wayne Dunn



North Florida Chapter Important Documents


"The USGBCNF Chapter is the “go-to” organization for education, resources and support of green initiatives and sustainability in North Florida and beyond."

-Joanna C. Rodriguez, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, Principal, Powell Design Group


“The USGBC NF Chapter provides more than just any other group. They offer you cutting edge education, opportunities to learn and get involved in green and sustainable initiatives, while still offering a close family feel not found in other groups.” 

-Tony Talerico, LEED Green Associate, 
W.W. Gay Fire and Integrated Systems

Listen to Sarah Boren, USGBC NF Executive Director, discuss what our chapter is about.

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