Introducing USGBC Keystone Network

The USGBC Keystone Network
USGBC wants passionately to achieve its mission and vision, and recognizes the need to maintain its leadership position in the field of sustainable buildings and to continue growing in order to achieve ultimate success.

An essential key to all of this is listening to, learning from and delighting members (and non-members, who may become members).

USGBC is undertaking three interrelated initiatives in 2011 to better connect with and learn from members. These include the Keystone Network, creation of a Relationship Management team to work with key member companies, and a series of Community Forums across the country to hear directly from the market. These initiatives are overseen by Richard Graves, USGBC Senior VP of Community.

The first of these initiatives – the USGBC Keystone Network – has two components. One is a Core Team of 50 members, who are providing input at a strategic level to USGBC leadership on a wide range of issues. The main component consists of 500 to 1,000 members known as USGBC’s Keystone Network. This latter group is the focus of this site.

This Keystone Network will consist of members from each of the stakeholder groups (profession, region, type building, etc.) The Keystone Network will provide input to those at USGBC responsible for decisions on essentially any issue. That input will come in the form of surveys, forum discussions (including Delphi Panels), telephone/webex/in-person discussions, focus groups and whatever else makes sense.

This work will be overseen by Richard Graves and his team, and managed by CEI-Star. CEI-Star principals have helped organizations connect with and listen to their customers for 30 years.

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How do I apply to join the USGBC Keystone Network?

We’re looking for people who genuinely want to help USGBC learn and grow, and want to contribute their thoughts and ideas in that pursuit. Contributions can take the form of completing surveys; participating in online forums, WebEx or phone discussions; submitting ideas, challenges, or topics for conversation; submitting photos of sustainable buildings; telling us how to make the Network work better; or referring other great people. We don’t expect everyone to participate in every way, but we do expect each member to take an active and helpful role.

To apply, complete the application at this link. We’ll review it and respond within 10 business days.

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