US Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
 is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future forour nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.


Since 1978, Southface has worked with the construction and development industry, government agencies and communities to promote sustainable homes, workplaces and communities.


The art of “collage” is the creative practice of assembling diverse elements into a dynamic composition.  We are urban designers who approach the built environment of each community in the same way- as a reflection of its unique politics and place.  We believe in the principles of good urbanism- diversity, connectivity, sustainability.  We are known for our strengths in public involvement, graphic communication and implementation strategies. was designed from the ground up by Genevieve Turkett at Earthbyapril Art & Design. Genevieve creates original graphics, logos, websites, and promotional material for companies, organizations, and specializes in event planning. Contact her for all your web, business collateral, and event design needs. Find her at and email her at