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U.S. Green Building Council’s (“USGBC”) LEED project profiles engage
the green building community in contributing to and learning from LEED projects to advance green building knowledge.
a LEED project profile and establish yourself as a leader in green
building. Share your successes, strategies, best practices and lessons learned.
Profiles are featured in USGBC's LEED project
directory and will link from the Green Building Information Gateway.
a LEED project profile is an exclusive opportunity provided to project
teams connected to USGBC membership. Learn
more about membership »
projects certified under the most recent version of LEED (v2008 for Homes;
v2009 for all other rating systems) will be accepted. Projects certified under prior versions of LEED can create project profiles using this overview submission form.
well-crafted submissions will be published to the directory. USGBC reserves the right to reject a submission based on quality of
profiles are evaluated for alignment with market needs and USGBC priorities,
and select project teams may be invited to contribute to other USGBC programs.
Invitations for further engagement may be offered after profile submission.
facilitators and authors are eligible for 3 LEED Specific GBCI Continuing
Education (CE) credits pending publication of the profile.
Best Practices: A Facilitator’s Guide
should take 2 to 4 hours to gather or create the information used in
creating the profile and completing the submission form.
you do not complete the submission in one session, save it by creating a
username and password.
must submit a signed legal release before your profile can
be published on usgbc.org.
one person can be in the form at a time; multiple people cannot access it
questions are mandatory and are noted as such. Answering optional questions may
increase the likelihood of your project being selected for additional USGBC
beginning your submission we recommend that one person create your profile by
coordinating with all project stakeholders (e.g., owners, design team members,
contractors and sub-contractors, operations team members, tenants, and
community members). It may be helpful to circulate questions to the stakeholders who can best
answer each of them.
STEP 1: Begin the Submission
avoid losing your work, save your progress every time you exit the form,
using your username and password.
your project’s rating system in the ‘Project Basics’ section to populate
rating system-specific questions throughout the submission form.
2: Provide Project Information
every question and prompt carefully. Prompts become highlighted when you click
within a response box.
boxes are too small for your response, expand them by clicking and dragging the
bottom right-hand corner.
multiple graphics, duplicate fields by clicking “Add” in the
section’s bottom right corner. To remove a duplicated section, click “Remove.”
3: Create Project Stories
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reviewed and published project profile to guide your
a diversity of stakeholders and collaborate with owners, project team
members (including consultants), operations staff and tenants. Consider
presenting our authorship tips for what makes a strong profile
your audience. Individuals reading your profile will primarily be
established professionals, decision makers, or students who have intermediate
to advanced green building knowledge. Readers are looking for implementation level technical details and process challenges with actionable guidance they can apply to their own work. Sharing this type of content
will result in increased views of your profile.
on your project's most meaningful, successful, unique and innovative aspects.
Share stories that expand on these details. More depth on fewer topics is
better than less detail on every topic. Consider what makes your project notable
and will be compelling. Avoid green washing.
stories offer educational guidance and insight to others pursuing LEED
projects. Consider the strategies, processes and challenges of your project that
will have the most impact on others practicing LEED.
the optional “Comments and Suggestions” at the bottom of the form. Questions?
5: Submit Your Final Profile
you have finished your submission, click “Submit” at the bottom of the form;
this will enable you to print and review your comprehensive, completed
submission. At the bottom of the screen, select, “Print this page,” or to make
adjustments, “Make a correction.” When satisfied with the submission,
click “Confirm” to submit it to USGBC for review.
must also submit a Project Profile Release Form, signed by whomever
has the legal rights to approve the comprehensive submission; email it to email@example.com.
Note: in many cases, the project owner must sign this form.
recommend printing and maintaining a hard copy of your final submission
and release forms for future reference and archival purposes.