MESSAGE: BY Raymond Rufino, CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Welcome to our inaugural Member Newsletter! Through the help and support of Mr. Edgar Sabidong, our Membership Chair, we have embarked on improving our communication with members through this newsletter.

2014 represents a milestone for the Philippine Green Building Council as we celebrate our 7th year anniversary. We have lined up several key programs and initiatives for this year:

WorldGBC Membership. We are formalizing our application for Emerging Member status with the World Green Building Council. I will be representing our Council for the first time in the WorldGBC Congress in São Paulo, Brazil in August.

PHILGBC Brand Identity and Design Policy. We will release in our 1st General Membership Meeting the new and updated branding policy for our logos and marketing collateral.

Board Elections. As part of our due process, we hold elections this October for those board seats that are up for election.

Events. We will continue to work on a calendar of events that will help our members engage with each other and with leading personalities in the green building and sustainability movement. Our flagship event, Building Green 2014, is an event you won’t want to miss.

We have other programs and initiatives to roll out this year and we look forward to your continued support and participation in all of our efforts!

Posted in Issue 1.