Joining the Consortium
There are three types of membership available to the industry: General Members, Patrons, and Observers. Companies at the General Member and Patron Member levels have voting rights and can sit on the board. Both levels allow for one (1) vote per company.
General Members: This level is open to companies who are a part of the PoE smart building industry, broadly defined. There are some requirements to join at this level:
- Adhere to IEEE standards, though certification via IEEE is not required
- Commit to the PoE Consortium’s ethics standards
- Support and further the PoE Consortium’s mission
- Apply and be approved by majority board vote
- $1,000 annual membership dues
Patron Members: This membership level is for companies who seek to elevate the field of PoE lighting and smart buildings. The membership commitment is $5,000 annually and members must meet the same criteria as the General Membership level.
Observers: There are no limits to those who are interested in becoming an observer. You may join from any industry, organization, as an individual, or as a company. By joining, you agree to commit to, and follow, the PoE Consortium’s ethics standards and support our mission. This level comes with an annual membership due of $250.
What are the benefits of membership?
Each membership level has its own unique benefits. See the summary graphic below for details on the benefits and requirements that accompany each member level.