Green & Design - March/April 2009 - (Page Intro)

April 15, 2009 Welcome to the inaugural issue of Green & Design, the first of a series of digital initiatives from the Nielsen Design Media Group that focus on sustainable building and design. This digital magazine is a collaborative effort between Nielsen’s market-leading design brands and combines the expertise and knowledge of our editors with that of industry thought leaders, bringing you the products, projects and people who are changing the face of commercial and residential green design. We have chosen this digital format precisely because it is green itself— allowing us to deliver our content to you in a way that is environmentally sensitive. For best viewing, PC users should hit the F11 key and Mac users should Click the green plus-sign “+” button at the top left of any window to maximize your application window. I want to thank all of my colleagues at Nielsen Business Media for their support in creating this new brand with special thanks to Jennifer Busch, the editor-in-chief of both Contract and Green & Design, Katie Weeks, Senior Editor at Contract and Green & Design and Jonathan Marsland, the Creative Director of Kitchen & Bath Business and Green & Design for their vision, hard work and dedication. Green & Design is a work in progress and we encourage and welcome feedback from readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact me at with any comments or suggestions. Thank you again for your interest in Green & Design, I hope you enjoy this edition and those to come. Sincerely, Patrick L. Brennan, VP, Nielsen Design Media Group

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green & Design - March/April 2009

Green & Design - March/April 2009
Beyond Fad
Book Review
Generation Green
Green Flags
LEED for Retail
Hola, la Ciudad
Eco-Mountain High
Beautiful Vision
A Better Bean
Under the Influence
Extreme Environmentalist
Leading LEED
To LEED or Not to LEED?
Products: Designer’s Picks
The Many Shades of Green
Ad Index

Green & Design - March/April 2009