LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction today launched a new magazine dedicated to the growing market for environmentally- responsible "green" buildings. GreenSource, The Magazine of Sustainable Design will present news, features, case studies of important projects, and green product information to more than 40,000 architects, interior designers, building owners, and members of the U.S. Green Building Council. McGraw-Hill Construction editors will collaborate on GreenSource and the related web site with editors from BuildingGreen, Inc. -- an information company that provides accurate, unbiased green product information and policy analysis for building industry professionals and policy makers. BuildingGreen editors will assist with editorial content, green product information, and web-specific content on www.greensource.construction.com. BuildingGreen publishes Environmental Building News, GreenSpec(R) Directory, which contains more than 2,000 green building products, and Green Building Products. "The commercial green building market is expected to become a $10 to $20 billion industry within the next 5 years. Adding residential green construction brings the potential market up to $60 billion by 2010. Building professionals have a growing need for more information on green building products and projects, and building owners have a need to connect with architects, designers and builders who can help them build environmentally responsible buildings," said James H. McGraw, IV, group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction. "Together with the credibility and resources of BuildingGreen, we can produce a magazine and online resources which will set the standard as the premier information source for the green building market." GreenSource will be under the editorial direction of Robert Ivy, FAIA, vice president, editorial director, and editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. In addition to content provided by BuildingGreen, editors and reporters from McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record will contribute to both Green Source and www.greensource.construction.com. The website's focus will be on sustainability for the built environment and linked to McGraw-Hill Construction's primary online portal at www.construction.com, plus the sites for Architectural Record and Engineering New-Record, as well as BuildingGreen's site at www.buildinggreen.com. "With articles about the latest trends and developments in green design and technology, interdisciplinary case studies, interviews with thought leaders and visionaries, updates on green building policy and case studies and practical tips, GreenSource will both inspire and inform, helping readers leverage green building to reach their environmental and economic goals," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. For the past year, McGraw-Hill Construction, through its Research & Analytics group, has introduced its Green SmartMarket Report series, in addition to its bringing Green to the McGraw-Hill Construction Network(R) for both projects and products. These combined offerings provide the industry with the most comprehensive online Green resource/information of people, projects, and products available. "BuildingGreen has built a reputation as the voice of cutting edge green thinking and design. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with McGraw-Hill Construction to bring our work to a wider audience of leading architects and engineers," said Nadav Malin, vice president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and editor of Environmental Building News. GreenSource will be published twice in 2006, premiering at the American Institute of Architects convention on June 8, and followed in October prior to the U.S. Green Building Council's GreenBuild Conference & Expo held November 15-17 in Denver. McGraw-Hill Construction will also produce the Conference and Expo Guide. Additional issues of GreenSource are expected to be added in 2007. For advertising information in GreenSource, please contact VP Publisher Laura Viscusi at 212-904-2518 or at ARadvertising@mcgraw-hill.com About McGraw-Hill Construction McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. From project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, the Company provides industry players the tools, resources and applications that help them save time, money, and energy, especially through the new McGraw-Hill Construction Network(R). Backed by the power of Engineering News-Record (ENR), Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and 11 regional publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. For more information, visit www.construction.com. About The McGraw-Hill Companies Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 290 offices in 38 countries. Sales in 2005 were $6.0 billion. Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com. About BuildingGreen, Inc. Based in Brattleboro, Vermont BuildingGreen, Inc., has provided the building industry with quality information on sustainable design and construction since its founding in 1985. Its publications include Environmental Building News; the GreenSpec(R) Directory; the residential product directory Green Building Products; and the integrated, online BuildingGreen Suite.
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