about BuildingGreen Membership

Why do HOK, SmithGroupJJR, and 6 more of Architectural Record's top 12 architecture firms renew their BuildingGreen memberships year after year?

BuildingGreen's information resources help these leading firms deliver high-performing green buildings to clients — often within conventional design and construction budgets.

  • Energy conservation strategies, tools and metrics
  • Reduced use of toxic materials and improved indoor air quality
  • LEED software resources providing tips, checklists, sample documentation, and interactive forums for achieving commercial credits
  • Innovations in building science
  • Site selection and management
  • Searchable ratings of building products and materials
  • AIA and LEED-approved continuing education courses focused on green design and construction

BuildingGreen membership gives you price-advantaged access to all three of our major resources:


LEEDuser helps you certify your building project with support for the key commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, with tips, checklists, sample documentation, forums, and more.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to a rating system, LEEDuser can save you time and money by providing frank advice on how to accomplish each credit requirement with templates, example, and an action checklist for each credit.

If your commercial clients are interested in LEED construction, you need full access to LEEDuser and our expert forum.


GreenSpec filters the universe of building products and shows you only the best, making it easier to quickly specify the greenest, most effective products you and your clients are looking for.

Search by keyword, building product or CSI Masterformat category, certifications, and green attributes:

Every product in GreenSpec has been carefully evaluated — our reviewers look beyond the usual greenwashing and inflated manufacturer claims.

Environmental Building News

Every month we publish a new special report from the front lines of environmental design and construction. Reading EBN will put your practice at the forefront with in-depth, practical solutions to your thorniest green-building problems.

EBN's experts dive beneath the surface and provide advice you can put to work right away, helping your firm stay in the lead of sustainable design and construction.

BuildingGreen membership gives you searchable access to 20 years of EBN — more than 200 special reports packed with unbeatable research.

Free to BuildingGreen members: AIA and LEED continuing education credits.

The top architecture firms agree that BuildingGreen is a must-have resource — sign up for a free trial now.

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