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Look below for answers to the most frequently asked membership questions. For additional questions, contact the membership committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can my company/organization join USGBC?
Membership in USGBC National is for companies or organizations. Chapter membership is for individuals. For additional information on National Membership, visit the USGBC National website at www.usgbc.org .
Can I join the Idaho Chapter of USGBC if my company or employer is not a National member?
Any individual is encouraged to join their local USGBC chapter to participate in and take advantage of local chapter benefits. Full-time employees of National member organizations may utilize their organization’s national member benefits and receive a 30% discount off of their chapter dues. You will need to know your company’s National number when you first register to be eligible for the 30% discount on your chapter dues.
If I join mid-year are my chapter dues prorated?
No, your membership begins the day you join and renewal dues need to be paid annually by the anniversary of the date you joined. If your membership lapses and you renew after your anniversary date, your membership renews from your anniversary date, not the actual date you paid for your renewal.
How will I know when my membership expires?
Because every member’s join date is individual, it can be hard to remember when your membership expires. Prior to your expiration date you will receive reminder notices to renew from USGBC National, providing your contact information is up to date. Within the chapter we are working to provide additional communications to remind members whose memberships are about to lapse or have expired. You can always view your chapter membership expiration date by visiting www.usgbc.org and go into Your Account and Chapters.
How do I update my member contact information?
If you have a change in your name, address, phone or email you can update your information by visiting www.usgbc.org Sign in and go into Your Account and Personal Information.
Why does the online join/renewal for chapter membership take me to the National USGBC site?
Chapter memberships are originated and still renewed at the national level because they handle the logistics of membership for us.
How do I join /renew my membership in the chapter?
First, thank you for your interest in joining/renewing. We value our chapter members and we appreciate your support. Please visit the National website at www.usgbc.org or follow the online join/renew link on our website. For new members, go to Chapters, and Join a Chapter. You will need to sign in if you have an existing site user account already or set-up a new account on the website first. Site User accounts are free and only take a minute to set up. Select Individual Chapter Membership and then find the Idaho chapter. Select your type of membership and follow the payment instructions given on the site. For renewals, go to Your Account, sign in, go to Chapters and hit Renew. Payment instructions will follow.
How do I know if my company is a USGBC national member?
Check the Membership Directory at www.usgbc.org . First click on Membership, and then Member Directory. You can search by company name, industry type, and/or state. If choosing to search by state and you work for a company that has multiple offices, remember to search within the state your company is based in.
How do I change my membership type (Student, National, or Regular)?
If your circumstances have changed from when you first created your registration on the national site, you need to remove the connection on your account from your old employer or school. Visit www.usgbc.org sign in, and go into Your Account and Membership. Remove the connection on your account before creating a new membership or connecting to a new employer or school.
Can I fill out a paper application for membership instead of the online process?
USGBC has discontinued the paper application process. All memberships must now be done online.
Can I pay for my chapter dues by check?
You can choose to pay for your membership online by either credit/debit card or personal check. If you wish to pay by check, select that option. Once your confirmation page comes up you will need to send in your check to the address listed with the confirmation number written on the check so your membership can be properly tracked. Memberships paid for by check will be activated once payment is received and processed (in approxiamtely 7-14 days). If payment is not recieved in a timely manner the membership entry will not be confirmed and will be removed from the system. Memberships paid for by credit/debit card are activated immediately.
Once I join will I automatically start receiving chapter communications?
As of January 2010, all Idaho Chapter members and former listserv subscribers were added to our new communication distribution list. New members, or members with new contact information must subscribe to our distribution list in order to recieve our chapter communications. Please visit the Communications area of our website to subscribe.