THE OFFICIAL
MEMBERSHIP MAGAZINE
OF THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

THE U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

and its members are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
USGBC’s aims to change the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous future that improves the quality of life for all.

WHO WE ARE

USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, invested advocates, community members, and volunteers who are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.

 

We are a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers and citizens. Today we are nearly 11,000 member organizations and more than 200,000 LEED professionals strong, sharing the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.

 

USGBC’s four membership levels reflect different engagement and impact.

WHAT WE DO

EDITORIAL MISSION

FEATURE STORIES

 

Explore the life and work of people who design and craft intelligent high-performance buildings and bring to light the creativity and passion behind every green building project through in-depth features based on each issue’s theme.

LEED IMPACT CATEGORIES

 

Uncover the human journey and impact of sustainable spaces through in-depth strategy stories structured around “What a LEED project should accomplish.

 

  • Reverse contribution to climate change
  • Enhance individual human health and well being
  • Protect and restore water resources
  • Enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Build a green economy
  • Enhance social equity, environmental justice and community

EDITORIAL MISSION / CALENDAR

Departments

LEED FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

Shares the mindset of those who have achieved the highest level of distinction in the green building profession.

PROFESSIONAL PULSE

Explores the unique personality, perspectives, and experiences of our leading green professionals.

UP CLOSE

Showcases the sustainability features of a LEED project.

POLICY CORNER / ADVOCACY

Examines green building advocacy issues, campaigns, and coalitions.

COMMUNITIES

Highlights USGBC chapters and community activities.

LEED ON

Spotlights green building professionals—renowned architects, developers, innovative entrepreneurs, and business leaders—to learn what inspires and motivates them.

Issue Editorial Focus Ad Space Deadline Material Deadline
WINTER

What’s Next

  • ARC’s Convergence with Curriculum
  • LEED v4.1 Case Study
  • LEED for Cities: Big and Small
5 JAN 2019 15 JAN 2019

SPRING

BONUS DISTRIBUTION

State of the Market (Industry Trends) (AIA Show Issue and Green Schools Conference Issue)

  • Economic Impact Study results
  • Environment and Health
  • Green Jobs
5 MAR 2019 12 MAR 2019

SUMMER

Local Leaders, Global Gain

  • International Innovation
  • Eco-Tourism and Leisure
  • Community
4 JUN 2019 11 JUN 2019

FALL

BONUS DISTRIBUTION

A New Living Standard (GREENBUILD Show Issue)

  • Green For All: Equality and Equity
  • Environment and Health
  • Transforming the Built Environment (cities and communities)
4 SEP 2019 14 SEP 2019

PRINT AD RATES AND SPECS

Option includes professional writer/editor to conduct interviews and draft a 4-part story leading up to Greenbuild 2019. Professional designer (print & web) will provide story layout.

Contact Eric Peterson for advertising opportunities eric.peterson@thecontentworx.com | 202-256-0939

ONLINE AD RATES & SPECS

USGBC members purchase and/or influence the purchase of products and services. It is vital to reach them via integrated media opportunities that include both print and online components. Reach 44,000+ decision makers decision makers 24/7, 365 days a year at http://plus.usgbc.org.

ADVERTISING RATES

FILE SUBMISSION

Name your file in the following format:
CompanyName_Issue_Year
E-mail ad files to: eric.peterson@thecontentworx.com
Max File Size: 200KB
Expansion not allowed for these units
Animation: 15 seconds max
Videos should be embedded in Vimeo or YouTube player with static intro screen.

ADVERTISING POLICY

PRINT ADVERTISING TERMS AND AGREEMENTS

  1. USGBC reserves the right to review and possibly reject any advertising.
  2. Advertisers and advertising agencies are jointly responsible for payment of all insertions unless otherwise agreed in writing. If payment cannot be collected from the agency for any reason, the advertiser will be held responsible.
  3. USGBC does not guarantee a specific circulation or readership for an advertisement.
  4. A contract year is six consecutive issues.
  5. Advertisers with two or more divisions may group insertions for frequency discounts.
  6. Cancellations will not be accepted after the closing date for reservations and the scheduled insertion will be billed regardless of whether the ad actually is printed in the issue.
  7. New materials are due at least 15 days prior to the issue date or the publisher has permission to pick up the ad used in the previous issue.
  8. Requested positions are not guaranteed unless a special position premium has been paid or the position agreed in writing.
  9. The advertiser and agency assume liability for all content, including text and illustrations of advertising published, and also assume responsibility for any claims made against USGBC, including the cost associated with defending such a claim.
  10. All advertising copy that might be mistaken for an article, commentary, or other non-advertising material must be clearly marked “advertisement.”
  11. USGBC shall be under no liability for failure, for any reason, to insert an ad.
  12. Any revision or special handling required for advertising materials will be billed to the advertiser and USGBC shall be under no liability for accuracy of changes requested.
  13. USGBC does not assume liability for the return of advertising material.
  14. Rates are based on negatives, camera-ready art or acceptable electronic materials. See mechanical specifications.
  15. Advertisers or their designated agencies will be invoiced on publication.
  16. Payment is due within 30 business days of the invoice date. No early or prepayment discount may be applied.
  17. Advertisers who do not keep accounts up to date may be prohibited from advertising or required to prepay.

ONLINE ADVERTISING TERMS AND AGREEMENTS

  1. USGBC reserves the right to review and possibly reject any advertising.
  2. USGBC does not guarantee a specific number of impressions or click throughs.
  3. USGBC advertising must be prepaid.
  4. Insertion orders must be submitted at least 10 days before issue month and cancellations are not permitted after this date.
  5. Ad materials and linking information must be received five days before issue month or previous ad will be used.
  6. Any advertisement which has a detrimental impact on the site, or causes a negative user experience will be pulled from the site without notice.
  7. Advertisers and advertising agencies are jointly responsible for payment of all insertions unless otherwise agreed in writing. If payment cannot be collected from the agency for any reason, the advertiser will be held responsible.
  8. The advertiser and agency assume liability for all content, including text and illustrations of advertising published, and also assume responsibility for any claims made against USGBC and its representatives, including the cost associated with defending such a claim.
  9. All advertising that might be mistaken for an article, commentary, or other non-advertising material must be clearly marked “advertisement.”
  10. USGBC shall be under no liability for failure if the ad does not appear in the e-mailed version of the magazine or on the designated website page(s), or has a broken link.
  11. Rates are based on supplied files meeting the published specifications.

ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACTS

  • No refund will be allowed for errors in submitted advertisements.
  • The advertiser and/or the advertiser’s agency agree to indemnify the publisher against all expenses of any nature arising from the unauthorized use of names or pictures and copyright infringement in their advertisements.
  • Cancellation policy: Client must cancel in writing, including reason for cancellation. Written notice must be received BEFORE the insertion order deadline of upcoming issue. Fax or email is acceptable. Client will be billed the difference in rates times the number of issues run.
  • Advertiser must complete the total program of insertions to qualify for the frequency rate. If advertiser cancels any portion of this program prior to completion, it will result in a loss of any unearned discounts and billing at the advertiser’s actual earned frequency rate.
  • The publisher shall not be liable for any costs or damages if for any reason it fails to publish an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for any errors will not exceed the cost of the advertisement.
  • All advertising rates and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Contact Eric Peterson for advertising opportunities eric.peterson@thecontentworx.com | 202-256-0939

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.