Environmental Design & Construction magazine has reached an agreement with the U.S. Green Building Council naming it “the official magazine for the LEED professional.”
As part of the 15-year agreement, the magazine will be given free to more than
96,000 people accredited under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design program.
“The U.S. Green Building Council’s partnership with EDC will
help us provide quality content and education to our network of LEED APs and
LEED green associates,” said Taryn Holowka, the USGBC’s vice president of
marketing and communications. “We look forward to working closely with EDC on
this new endeavor and the promising opportunities it will bring to the LEED professional
New content that will be featured in print and on the magazine’swebsite includes columns from LEED
fellows, rating system changes, project details and educational information.
EDC publisher Diana Brown said she
is excited about the agreement.
“EDC has been a
proud and active member of USGBC since the magazine launched in 1997,” Brown
said. “As the only monthly green building magazine, we’re excited about this
partnership - to be able to reach the entire LEED professional audience with
LEED news, information, projects and most importantly, education. The LEED
professional is the cornerstone of a sustainable built environment. LEED professionals
with specialty, as well as LEED green associates and the LEED fellows, are
involved in all aspects of the project, from the charettes, design,
specifications and construction, to continued building operations and
A redesigned magazine marking the partnership will debut in
EDC is published by Troy, Mich.-based BNP Media, the parent
company of Snips.