ASSA ABLOY Americas Elevates USGBC Membership to Platinum Level The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is pleased to announce that more than 30 of the world’s most respected companies, ranging from banks and retail corporations to architecture firms and technology companies, are showing their strong commitment to green building and have joined USGBC as platinum level members. “USGBC’s platinum level members represent some of the world’s most innovative, forwardthinking corporations and organizations, and we are proud to count on them as partners in the green building movement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “USGBC’s global relevance helps members grow their business by joining a diverse community dedicated to advancing the latest in innovative building practices. We bring together local and international, big and small, mission- and market-driven businesses and organizations that make direct impacts within their own spheres of influence and collectively advance the movement for a more sustainable built environment.” Platinum level USGBC members include: ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, Bank of America, Carrier/United Technologies, CH2M HILL, Deutsche Bank AG, Diageo, DPR Construction, Hines, Hunter Douglas, Intel Corp., Johnson Controls, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kohler Co., Lafarge North America Inc., Lennox International Inc., Procter & Gamble, Siemens Industry, Inc., Skanska, STV Group, Target Corporation, Transwestern, URS Corporation, Verizon and Wells Fargo. USGBC’s membership structure is made up of four levels: organizational, silver, gold and platinum. The levels help members interact with USGBC in a manner that best accommodates their priorities, needs and budget. Platinum level members receive dedicated customer and public relations support, a robust online presence on usgbc.org and leadership recognition among USGBC’s network. USGBC members also receive exclusive benefits such as access and savings on green building educational programs, LEED and USGBC publications, Greenbuild, LEED and the LEED professional credentials. USGBC members also receive dedicated customer support services. To find out more about membership, please visit: usgbc.org/member.About the U.S. Green Building Council USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energysaving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.