In 2003, our headquarters became the first existing buildings in the U.S. to receive LEED-EB certification. We recertified at Gold in 2009 and have recertified at Gold three times since, most recently in 2015. NGS has re-certified at the Silver level each year since then, until achieving LEED-EB Gold for 2007. The NGS Headquarters has additionally earned the Energy Star label for every year’s performance since 2006, placing these buildings in the top 25% of the most energy-efficient buildings in the USA. The NGS is also a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders and Green Power Partnership programs and WWF’s Climate Savers Program.

National Geographic is a member of:

Energy Star

WWF Climate Savers

EPA Green Power Partnership


EPA Climate Leaders