About the Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC)
The Israeli Green Building Council (ILGBC) was established in early 2007 as a non-for-profit organization with the aim of creating change in the Israeli construction market and making green building the most prevalent construction standard. The chosen measure to realize a substantial shift in the market was to form partnerships between the entire range of actors involved, including industry, government, professional community, academia and NGOs. Since then, ILGBC has been providing the platform for all these organizations to join hands in promoting green building in Israel.
The goal of ILGBC is to incorporate green building and sustainable urban planning principles in the mainstream building practices in Israel, including all matters pertaining to construction, planning, economic, and real-estate development. The adoption of these principles, such as energy efficiency and green building materials, is aimed at achieving an advanced and healthy built environment, thereby improving the well-being of all residents across the nation. ILGBC goals involves as well broader social benefits, namely through sustainable planning of neighborhoods and cities that addresses aspects of prosperous community life and public participation in planning.
The Council's key activities include, among others:
ILGBC members: More than 270 organizations are official ILGBC members in the framework of the Council's membership program. These organizations consist of private companies, professional associations, local and central government, academia and NGOs. Private companies come from a range of various sectors including: entrepreneurs, constructors, planners, architects, engineers, consultants and developers of construction materials.
ILGBC associates: More than 100 independent professionals and students from relevant disciplines.
Governmental Ministries and local municipalities with whom the Council has on-going projects, e.g. the development of measurement tools, such as the rating tool for sustainable neighborhoods or green building training. In addition, ILGBC advises the government in the process of developing and implementing policies.
The Standards Institution of Israel responsible for the Green Building Standard and certification process, who provides together with ILGBC the Green Building Consultants' course. ILGBC representatives also serve in the Institutions' professional committees in charge of the Green Building Standard's on-going revisions.
Professionals and practitioners involved in green building who take use of the Councils platforms to study, develop their expertise and exchange knowledge.
General population – through guidebooks end educational courses, ILGBC is making an effort to stimulate demand among end-consumers for green building solutions
Achievements to date
The year 2016 is shaping up as a flagship year for the ILGBC with current achievements, including:
צוות המועצה מורכב מאנשי מקצוע מתחומים שונים כגון האדריכלות, תכנון, עיצוב, ניהול, חינוך והדרכה.
המועצה הינה ארגון של חברים שהינם ארגונים מכלל המגזרים.
מתוך כלל החברים נבחר ועד מנהל אשר מייצג את המגזרים השונים כך שלכל מגזר ייצוג בהתאם לתקנון העמותה.
צוות ההקמה הורכב מאנשי מקצוע שונים אשר יזמו והקימו תשתית לייסודה של המועצה הישראלית לבנייה ירוקה.