McGraw-Hill Professional and McGraw-Hill Construction Partner to Publish GreenSource Press Titles

New Series of Books Addresses Sustainability

NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction and McGraw-Hill Professional, businesses of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), have joined forces to publish GreenSource Press titles. The GreenSource Press titles are an extension of GreenSource magazine, McGraw-Hill Construction's award-winning publication devoted to sustainable design and construction.

The two groups' collaboration will benefit the industry by providing timely and practical information for building and construction professionals to aid with the planning and design of sustainable buildings, considering such factors as alternative energy sources, building materials, work processes, and building operations. The books will help readers understand the issues of sustainability as they relate to project development and construction. Covered topics include information on the latest materials, processes, and techniques.

The first two books in the series are available now: Solar Power in Building Design: The Engineer's Complete Design Resource by Peter Gevorkian (McGraw-Hill; October 2007; Hardcover: $99.95) is a complete guide to designing, implementing, and auditing energy-efficient, cost-effective solar power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction: Sustainable Construction for Engineers by Liv Haselbach (McGraw-Hill; March 2008; Hardcover: $99.95) provides a solid understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system, explaining step-by-step how to apply it to real-world construction projects.

    Additional books in the series, to be published throughout 2008, include:

     * Emerald Architecture: Case Studies in Green Building by GreenSource
       magazine is a lavishly illustrated collection of 24 in-depth case
       studies on sustainable structures, packed with architectural design
       data and specifications, and 200 design-inspiring photos and
       illustrations. (May 2008; Hardcover: $59.95)
     * Green Building: Designing and Delivering High-Performance Projects by
       Jerry Yudelson, who chairs the Steering Committee for the USGBC's
       Greenbuild Conference, delivers a step-by-step process for planning,
       designing, constructing, and operating high-performance green
       buildings. (July 2008; Hardcover: $65.00)
     * The Green Building Bottom Line: The Real Cost of Sustainable Building
       by Martin Melaver and Phyllis Mueller offers a behind-the-scenes view
       of the green development and construction process. (October 2008;
       Hardcover: $69.95)

"McGraw-Hill Construction's deep knowledge of and access to the Green Building market, combined with McGraw-Hill Professional's strength in content development and global distribution, will create a unique and compelling new series of books covering the most important issues and practices in sustainability," says Steve Chapman, publisher at McGraw-Hill Professional.

"McGraw-Hill Construction continues to respond to the needs and demands of the industry by providing extensive green design and construction intelligence in the form of this new book series," says James H. McGraw IV, group publisher, McGraw-Hill Construction. "We are excited about the opportunity the GreenSource Press titles represent -- to delve into the hottest topics, trends, and techniques that are shaping the industry on a global scale -- making the series an invaluable tool for green design and construction professionals."

A mainstay in the Green Building market since 2006, GreenSource magazine and are produced by the editors of McGraw-Hill Construction, in partnership with editors at BuildingGreen, Inc., with support from the United States Green Building Council. GreenSource has received numerous awards, including American Business Media's 2008 Neal Award for Best Website, the 2007 Neal Award for Best Start-up Publication, and FOLIO magazine's 2007 Ozzie Awards for "Best Design, New Magazine" and "Best Overall Design." Recognized for responding to the needs and demands of the profession, GreenSource is a leader in covering noteworthy trends in sustainable design and best practice case studies. Its award-winning content will continue to benefit key specifiers and buyers in the green design and construction industry through the new books offered by GreenSource Press.

GreenSource Press titles will be available at bookstores everywhere, and on and, where visitors will be able to view book summaries and covers, as well as read reviews and sample content.

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 40 languages. Additional information is available at

About McGraw-Hill Construction

McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. For more than a century, the Company has remained North America's leading provider of construction project information, plans and specifications, product information, industry news, and industry trends and forecasts. In print and online, The Company offers a variety of tools, applications, and resources that easily integrate with its customers' workflows. Backed by the power of Dodge, Sweets (, Architectural Record (, Engineering News-Record (, GreenSource ( and 11 regional publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. To learn more, visit

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Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2007 were $6.8 billion. Additional information is available at

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