The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is accepting self-nominations for its Board of Directors. Employees of organizations that have been USGBC members since July 7, 2009, or earlier may be eligible to submit self-nominations before Aug. 5.

The nomination package can be downloaded from the USGBC's Website. Two eligibility requirements are new this year: 1) Anyone elected to the board must be a member of a USGBC chapter by Jan. 1, 2011, and 2) Nominees must demonstrate a material role in championing sustainability or green building within their organization.

After the nomination period, the Nominating Subcommittee of the USGBC Governance Committee will evaluate nominees using the criteria covered in the nomination package. In September, nominees will learn whether they qualify to run in the election.

The Board of Directors Election will be open from Nov. 1 through Dec. 3. Voting is conducted online and only employees of USGBC member organizations may vote. USGBC will notify candidates of the election outcome prior to announcing the election results to the public in December. Newly elected directors will formally begin their terms on Jan. 1, 2011.