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How to Submit material to GreenSource magazine

Submitting Work to GreenSource magazine
The team that creates GreenSource magazine consists of editors from Architectural Record; from McGraw-Hill Construction, of which Architectural Record is a part; and others still are with BuildingGreen, LLC. Among us, we have decades of experience in the fields of building design, green buildings, and publishing. The team is backed by McGraw-Hill’s sales and production staff.

Like successful building-design teams, we share a willingness to try new things, ambitions to improve what we make, and a desire to respond to the needs of our readers. We pride ourselves on an integrated multiplatform approach. With numerous design and editorial awards under our belt, it seems to be working. As always, we welcome your ideas, comments, and suggestions. Feel free to send them to us at greensourcemag@mcgraw-hill.com.

How to submit projects and ideas to GreenSource magazine
The editors at GreenSource magazine welcome the submission of your work for consideration. While we receive a considerable volume of unsolicited work, we review every project submitted and offer a range of opportunities for publication. Below are recommendations on how to submit materials.

First read the magazine and study it, so you understand what kinds of stories we run. Understand the logic and distinctions among the features, case studies and departments. Target your inquiry by explaining why your submission should interest our readers, explaining where you think your story or project might fit in. Remember that projects must be current or ideally completed in the last two years. Familiarize yourself with our editorial calendar. Best case scenario is when a building has been up and running at least a year with provable impressive actual energy performance data.

GreenSource news goes on our website
Is there interesting news in green legislation? Was your firm awarded a commission that is newsworthy? Is there something new to report in the world of green initiatives and design? Are you managing a major green competition? If so, direct your press materials to news@buildinggreen.com. Please note that GS does not publish personnel changes, information about office relocations, or firms’ inhouse initiatives.

Case studies
Each issue of the magazine and Web site features case studies of projects that illustrate good design and innovative green characteristics. If you wish to submit your project for consideration, send a low-resolution PDF with color copies of professional photography, a narrative, and a LEED scorecard or a detailed list of sustainable features. Do not exceed 2-3 megabyte files. If projects are a year old or more, we require energy performance data.

If you are a manufacturer of building products and have an interesting product to showcase, you should direct your inquiry to our products editor, brent@buildinggreen.com All products featured in GreenSource are screened and approved by BuildingGreen’s GreenSpec Directory editors and priority is given to previously unpublished products. BuildingGreen accepts press releases via e-mail and regular mail. For e-mailed releases, please send only low-res images and include the text as both an attachment and in the body of the email. High-resolution images will be immediately deleted due to email memory limitations. For mailed releases (which are preferred), include a slide, glossy color photo, or CD with high-res images with a labeled color printout of the product(s). Please include a short release (no longer than a page) describing the product’s characteristics and advantages. Please make it clear on the press release where and to whose attention reader service inquiries should be directed. We ask publicists following up on the status of their materials to do so via e-mail and not by phone.Send releases to Mark Piepkorn, Environmental Building News, BuildingGreen, Inc., 122 Birge Street Suite 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

General information
We do not publish unsolicited articles. We also do not accept materials written by second party ghostwriters or PR firms. Please also note that if you send materials unsolicited, we cannot be responsible for their condition, acknowledging their receipt, or returning them.

Send editorial information 3-4 months in advance of publication date, if you are targeting a specific issue. See our editorial calendar for details.

If the project is accepted for publication
The editor will let you know what is expected for production purposes. Projects must be professionally photographed.

Mailing address:
GreenSource Magazine
Alanna Malone
GreenSource Magazine
Two Penn Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10121-2298

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