About Us

gb&d is the leading information source for sustainability professionals.

Founded in 2009 by publisher Chris Howe, gb&d (Green Building & Design) connects and inspires green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning, and policy.

As a trusted source for the world’s top architects, builders, and developers, gb&d showcases projects, products, and trends with sustainability and social responsibility as their top priority.

Our Mission

Providing knowledge to build a better world.

We are a passionate and creative team based in Chicago, Illinois, with writers all over the globe. Our dedication to educating and informing the world about sustainable building solutions has made us the leading experts in the industry. With diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, we form a hardworking and dynamic team of professionals.

Our Process


Our award-winning print magazine combines captivating editorial with sleek design. gb&d is distributed at the biggest industry trade shows, to our highly influential partnership network, on our website, social media, and newsletters. Prefer a digital version of the magazine? We do that, too.


gb&d is more than a magazine; we’re a daily resource for the latest education, projects, products, and more in sustainability. Every day gb&d digital shares the latest news in the industry.


gb&dPRO is an invite-only membership network made up of the top professionals in the built environment. gb&dPRO members highlight the latest innovations, trends, news, and projects in the industry and how they work together to move the industry forward.


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