About gb&d

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

Founded in 2009 by publisher Chris Howe, gb&d (Green Building & Design) 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 passionate and creative team based in Chicago, Illinois, with writers all over the country. 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 young professionals. 


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



Our 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. 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. Through our carefully executed stories, we showcase your sustainable solutions like never before. We write the story with you. We find the right angle, make it engaging, and ensure you reach the right audience. Our team members are experienced professionals who combine skillful storytelling with in-depth research to create a powerful marketing tool for your product.



The year 2017 marked the fourth annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) 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.

Interested in working with us?
Please contact Laura Heidenreich, laura@gbdmagazine.com.