Founding Members

The Founding Organizations are prominent organizations operating in Qatar and representing diverse sectors that wish to be part of the rapidly growing movement towards green and environment friendly building and play a major role in aiding the legislations on sustainability in Qatar through strategic counsel. Founding Organizations share the council’s long term vision and can be instrumental in its growth.

Founding Organizations contribute with a larger initial founding membership fee covering three years. Their contribution is an essential element to help QGBC in achieving its overarching goals.

As a Founding Organization, your company demonstrates its credibility, green credentials and leadership in sustainability and in supporting education to regenerate and sustain healthy communities throughout Qatar. By contributing a onetime founding membership fee, your company/organization will enjoy the honor and status of a ‘Founding Organization’ and will be recognized for their support and get the most exposure to their brand, products and services.

Acceptance Criteria

The criteria of accepting Founding Organizations are the same as those of standard corporate/organization members but subject to membership committee review regarding:

  • Type, relevance, importance of industry or commerce and capability to provide professional and strategic counsel that will aid decision making and legislation on Green Building
  • Acceptance of Founding Membership Fee that covers three years and payment of Standard Membership annual fee thereafter (after the initials three years)

Benefits for Founding Organizations

In addition to the honor and prestige, Founding Member organizations retain the “Founding Organization” status for life as long as they continue to demonstrate commitment to advance the green cause within their projects.

Additional benefits shall include:

  • All opportunities offered to Standard Members
  • Opportunity for a seat on QGBC Board of Founding Members’ recognition as one of the main groups that are leading the community towards disseminating the Green Building Concept
  • Acknowledgement of participation in leading the market transformation through actual implementation in their sector
  • Appreciation as a partner at the Qatar Today Green Awards and the QGBC annual Summit
  • Free membership for all of the Founding Organization’s employees
  • Founding Organization status on QGBC website including a company logo, description, and link to the company’s homepage.
  • Authorized to use the QGBC logo as a Founding Organization in online and print company materials
  • Considerable discount for training for personnel
  • Free delegate passes for the organization’s executives in QGBC and partners conferences
  • Advertising opportunity on the website, QGBC banner at events, and printed and on-line materials
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