As a way to serve both our loyal professional readers and fast growing consumer audience, we'd like to offer a set of "how-to" features that demonstrate great green products in the built environment with staying power.
We envision this issue as a "keeper," that will become part of every reader's personal library. It may become an annual issue. The issue only has room for about 17 how-to articles, and obviously we'd like to keep them unique and useful, so each article will be unique, on a first-come, first-consideration basis. Your company will be cited as the article sponsor, although we prefer that you do not mention specific brand names in the text. Those brands may be shown on the illustrated products if they would normally appear there.
What kind of articles will be considered? A few examples:
*How to flash seal a window when using house wrap
*How and where to properly install a hybrid hot water system
*How to replace a slate roof with polymer-based product
*How to lay porous pavers
*How to install a waterproof tile shower
*How to extend the durability of exterior paint on wood siding
*How to install an electric car charging station
*How to safely apply spray foam insulation
*How to anchor a wind turbine tower
*How to install recyclable, low-VOC carpet tiles
*How to install a "smart" irrigation system
We reserve the right, of course, to turn down products or systems that don't have an especially eco-friendly story, but if you have a good how-to system for your product that you think fits this building science issue, please send us a short, 50 word or less pitch, along with a sample illustration, and we’ll consider it for publication.
Deadline for final images and text will be the end of June. Send the pitch to: Matt@greenbuildermag.com.
Here’s a PDF demo of what the how-to articles will look like (roughly). The various elements shown are the ones you will need to supply, including 6 illustrations with step-by-step captions. We will supply the photo of “common errors” but perhaps you can identify for us a common installation error that we could use.
--Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief