Membership Package


Membership Package


Palestine Green Building Council 

Membership Package

A summary to reflect the overall Palestine GBC membership categories, benefits and other details.

Premise

Palestine Green Building Council (Pal. GBC) was established in Mid 2011 and held its first General Assembly meeting and board elections in late July 2011. The Council is part of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and has developed its governance structure, its internal policies, and is in the process of assembling its executive management team. The Council has a clearly articulated Strategic Essence reflecting its Core Values, Mission and Vision and presents this document in order to reflect its membership package.

July 2011

 

Fundamentals

Palestine Green Building Council (Pal. GBC) is a cross-sector Non- Government Organization with a Mission to:

 

Promote and advocate for the adoption of Green Building Practices in  all  phases  of the building process leading towards making Green Buildings a widespread reality in Palestine

 

As part of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), the Pal. GBC has identified different types of membership as follows:

 

  1. Full members: These are members who want to benefit from all the services offered by Pal.

       GBC and their businesses are directly related to the Green Built environment.

  1. Associate Members: These are members who get an abbreviated list of benefits from the Pal.  GBC at no charge. They do not have voting power; these members are supporters and they do not have businesses directly related to the Green Built environment. Associate members include students and supporters who are keen on the idea of Green Buildings from an environmental and ethical stand point and who want to help without truly being a beneficiary from the Green Built cluster.
  2. Honorary Members: these are members who have supported Pal. GBC and the

Green Built environment in Palestine. They do not pay the membership fee nor do they pay for any of the benefits and services. They also do NOT have voting rights.

 

Additionally, the founding members of the Pal. GBC have consciously defined membership to be open to individuals and businesses, with very little restrictions other than that reflected in the Association law, accordingly, Full Membership will be open to both individuals and businesses. Associate and Honorary Memberships will be open only to individuals.

 

As to the categories of full members, the Pal. GBC has adopted the WGBC basic template and has defined 13 categories of membership as shown in the table below:

 

Cat.

Description

0

Individuals

1

Building product manufacturers and distributors

2

electrical utilities, energy service providers, ESCO's, water and sewer utilities

3

Investors; building owners and asset managers; major property portfolio owners; commercial property developer’s property or facility managers; residential developers; owners/occupiers of property including commercial, retail, education, governments, defense, and corporate; major corporate tenants of office, retail and industrial premises; building operations and maintenance.

4

Real estate companies and brokers.

5

professional services firms including, but not limited to, architects, engineers, designers, A/E firms, planners, lawyers, agents, project managers, facility managers, quantity surveyors, landscape architects, interior designers, industrial designers, environmental consultants, specialist consultants, commissioning providers, storm water consultants, and energy modelers.

6

Construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, builders, building controls and service contractors.

7

financial community and institutions; providers of financial, insurance and legal services to the property sector including banks, lenders, appraisers, insurers, accountants, and related interests.

8

government at all levels, especially regional government organizations.

9

environmental and non-profit organizations (not including trade associations)

10

universities and technical research institutes.

11

professional societies, standards organizational and unions

12

press and media

 

Membership Benefits

The following matrix reflects the members' benefits as per membership type:

Benefits

 

 

 

Full

Member

 

Associate Member (free)

Associate Member (Paying Student)

 

 

Honorary

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting rights in the General assembly

 

Yes

No

No

No

Access to Pal. GBC member only area on

Website

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Access to the latest green building news research

and info

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Access to knowledge regarding best practice and

advice on consultation and sustainable building

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Tailored courses (presented exclusively to

members)

 

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Access/ training for professional accreditation in

green building abroad

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Access/ training for professional accreditation in

green building locally

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Received discounted prices for training courses

and accreditation fees

 

Yes

No

No

Yes

Receive discounted prices for events

 

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Receive discounted prices for technical manuals

 

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Ensure your interests in green building practices are supported by council representations to policymakers

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Establish or take part in working groups that look

to overcome barrier en route to sustainability

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Membership Fees

 

 

Membership Category

 

 

Full member (USD)

Associate member

 

Honorary member

 

 

Cat.

 

 

Description

 

 

individual

Business (Corporate)

up to 3 people

Up to 7 people

More than

7 people

 

 

0

Individuals

100

-

-

-

Free

Free

1

Building product manufacturers and distributors

-

250

600

1000

-

-

 

2

electrical utilities, energy service providers, ESCO's, water and sewer utilities

 

-

 

250

 

600

 

1000

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

3

Investors; building owners and asset managers; major property portfolio owners; commercial property developer’s property or facility managers; residential developers; owners/occupiers of property including commercial, retail, education, governments, defense, and corporate; major corporate tenants of office, retail and industrial premises; building operations and maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

 

600

 

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

-

4

Real estate companies and brokers.

-

250

600

1000

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

5

professional services firms including, but not limited to, architects, engineers, designers, A/E firms, planners, lawyers, agents, project managers, facility managers, quantity surveyors, landscape architects, interior designers, industrial designers, environmental consultants, specialist consultants, commissioning providers, storm water consultants, and energy modelers.

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

 

600

 

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

6

Construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, builders, building controls and service contractors.

 

-

 

250

 

600

 

1000

 

-

 

-

 

 

7

financial community and institutions; providers of financial, insurance and legal services to the property sector including banks, lenders, appraisers, insurers, accountants, and related interests.

 

 

-

 

 

250

 

 

600

 

 

1000

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

8

government at all levels, especially regional government organizations.

 

-

 

500

 

750

 

10000

 

-

 

-

 

9

environmental and non-profit organizations (not including trade associations)

 

-

 

250

 

600

 

1000

 

-

 

-

10

universities and technical research institutes.

-

250

600

1000

-

-

11

professional societies, standards organizational and unions

-

500

750

10000

-

-

12

press and media

-

250

600

1000

Free

-

 

No. of votes

1

3

7

up to 12

-

-

Based on the above the following membership fees structure was adopted:


Board Representation dynamics

Since membership is open to individuals and businesses and since the base for membership fees is the number of people benefitting from a business then it stands to reason that the least common denominator for membership in the board of directors is linked to the percentage of members in each category. Moreover, it is expected that in some categories there may be very few members and hence will not get any representation in the board. To that effect, Pal. GBC has developed its board representation guidelines in a way to ensure a balanced membership representation.

 

So, your membership counts in the green building future!

 

 

 

Contact Information

To join the PalGBC family or for further information, please contact:

Project coordinator of Palestine Green Building Council

Haneen Sharif

Email: admin@palgbc.org

Telephone: +97 (0) 2 295 9981