ECOHOME -- Winner of Best Start-Up Publication and Best New Web Site

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ECOHOME, an integrated media network supporting the growth of sustainable home building, is the Jesse H. Neal Award winner for Best Start-Up Publication and the Best New B2B Web site winner in min's Best of the Web Awards.

EcoHome magazine

the Pulitzer Prize of business media

Hanley Wood's ECOHOME magazine, the leading publication serving the sustainable housing industry, won top honors at last week's 55th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards ceremony, bringing home the award for Best Start-Up Publication.

Open to members of the American Business Media association, the Jesse H. Neal Awards, which have been called "the Pulitzer Prize of business media," are the most prestigious and most sought-after national editorial excellence awards in business-to-business publishing. They are named after American Business Media's first managing director, who remained active in promoting business media throughout his life. Past Neal winners and finalists include Hanley Wood's BUILDER, BIG BUILDER, CUSTOM HOME, MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE, REMODELING and TOOLS OF THE TRADE magazines.

ECOHOME magazine was the winner in the Best Start-Up Publication category, recognizing the best new stand-alone periodicals. Launched in 2008, EcoHome magazine is entirely focused on the innovative products, outstanding projects, and breakthrough technologies used in green building that are changing the housing industry. The magazine's print circulation includes 30,000 builders, remodelers, and architects active in green building. ECOHOME also reaches an additional 270,000 building professionals via each issue's digital edition.

"We've worked hard this year to establish ECOHOME magazine as a reliable and trusted source of information for green building professionals and the response from our audience has been incredible. Winning this Neal Award is the perfect way to close out our first year," said Editor-in-Chief, Rick Schwolsky.

To follow the magazine's coverage of the sustainable building industry and to learn about what new green products are making an impact, go to

In addition to taking home top honors at this year's Neal Awards, ECOHOME's Web site,, was honored as the Best New B2B Web Site in min's Best of the Web Awards.

min's Best of the Web Awards are the top honors for the digital side of magazine publishing. The Best of the Web Awards, presented by min's b2b and min magazine, recognize leaders in consumer and business-to-business magazine Web sites.

"The ECOHOME magazine Web site provides visitors with the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about green products, programs, and houses, as well as breaking news about green building" said Jean Dimeo, Chief Editor, ECOHOME Web site. "The site offers something for everyone--whether the visitor is a green building novice or a veteran sustainable builder. All building professionals can find the information they need to take their houses to the next level of green."

To track ECOHOME's complete coverage on the newest green products and technologies, green best practices, the latest building science techniques, and innovative green housing projects, visit

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is one of the ten largest B-to-B media companies in the United States. Hanley Wood is owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, which uses CCMP Capital Advisors to manage this investment.


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