We are the leading information source for green building solutions. 

Founded in 2009 by publisher Chris Howe as a custom media platform, Green Building & Design (gb&d) is a trade magazine that 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 is to create a more sustainable world.


We are a small and young team that work in Chicago, IL. Our team is made up of expert writers, designers, and marketers who create and distribute editorial and digital content like no one else. Meet some of our leaders below!


Chris Howe


Laura Heidenreich


Amanda Koellner


Brianna Wynsma


NEWOur high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency have led gb&d to be a certified B Corp. We are part of a community of more than 1,000 companies across 60 industries with one unifying goal: redefining success in business. We meet rigorous standards of performance, accountability, and transparency, and are using the power of business to alleviate poverty, address climate changes, and build strong local communities and great places to work. Learn more about us at www.bcorporation.net

We recently started a new program called gb&d Projects. The goal of this new effort was to come together and execute a sustainable initiative for our staff. We have partnered with Urban Canopy, a non-profit that helps the urban agriculture movement become a more sustainable and equitable food system. Through them, we are able to compost a large portion of our waste, which is used to create healthy soil for local & community gardens.

Another new edition to our office is a moss wall by Suite Plants. Living walls are proven to improve air quality and, due to the biophilia hypothesis, lower occupant stress.



Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 3.56.59 PMOur award-winning print magazine combines captivating editorial with sleek design to create an unparalleled level of quality. gb&d is always at the biggest industry trade shows and distributed to our highly-influential partnership network. In addition to print, we offer a digital edition and mobile/tablet edition available for download in both iTunes and Google Play. All of our magazine content is distributed on our website, social media, and e-newsletter. We are the official member magazine of USGBC-LA.


With a focus on custom case studies and section sponsors, our unrivaled content educates and informs top green professionals about sustainable solutions and the latest green design innovations. We can help you tell the right story, make it engaging, and reach the right audience. Our team members are experienced professionals at coupling skillful storytelling with in-depth research to create a powerful marketing tool for your product.


This year marks the third annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards presented by gb&d. WSLA honors and connects the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability. Through the awards we strive to grow awareness, promote advancement, and support the development of current and future women leaders. Learn more about this opportunity at www.WSLAawards.com

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We believe that continuing education in the built environment is crucial to advancing and improving the industry. Therefore, we have created the gb&d Sustainable Education
Center that will be launching this fall. The Sustainable Education Center will become a leading provider of educational content for architects and green building professionals.


Our Sustainability Sessions are a unique opportunity to share your expertise and educate our audience in a live setting. Whether it be a panel discussion or workshop, we can work with you to customize an impactful event that educates and inspires industry leaders.

Interested in working with us?
Please contact laura@gbdtest.wpengine.com