The East Tennessee Branch of the Tennessee Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (ETN-USGBC) (est. 2007) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization made up of building professionals and community members committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our region and communities through cost-efficient, energy-saving green buildings and intelligently planned communities.

Our vision We envision buildings and communities which will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of East Tennessee.

Our mission To achieve the vision, we promote buildings, communities, and landscapes that are environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible.

Our membership is comprised of volunteers, leaders and visionaries from all segments of the community and building industry, including product manufacturers, environmental organizations, building owners, and professionals.


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. The USGBC works toward its mission- market transformation- through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of 19,500 organizations from across the building industry, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

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