Green Building Advisor (GBA) is a digital-only media publication from The Taunton Press. It is a spinoff of Fine Homebuilding magazine and covers climate-smart design, energy-efficient construction methods, innovative materials, must-know building science, and green building news and policy discussions. Its network of contributing industry experts makes GBA a go-to source for data-backed information intended for architects, builders, engineers, tradespeople, and homeowners.
Drawing on 25-plus years of experience in publishing residential construction information, our team of editors is dedicated to providing the most useful, accurate, and complete information about designing, building, and remodeling sustainable and healthy homes. That’s why we’ve brought proven construction details, in-depth how-to advice, a green-products database, green business strategies, design tools, and alternate paths to code compliance together in one place.
Some Things We Value
Focus on quality. It should not be a surprise that the publishers of Fine Homebuilding would celebrate the link between green building and quality. We firmly believe you can build a quality home that’s not green, but you can’t build a green home without quality.
Information you can trust. Our information comes from leading green experts around the country—people who have years of experience in sustainable residential building and know what works. That includes our Expert Members—top green builders, architects, and remodelers—who contribute frequently to our site.
Insight built on experience. Good information about any topic is valuable, but it’s worth far more if accompanied by the advice and insight that comes from experienced professionals who have had both successes and failures.
A conversation, not a lecture. At GBA you will find a suite of online resources and management tools, but its greatest value comes from the green building–community members who readily share their experiences, trusted techniques, preferred materials, and answers to readers’ questions and concerns. It’s been said many times that the Q&A Forum is the heart of GBA.
Information worth paying for. Although access to some of this site is free, full access to the depth of information and the wide variety of hundreds of construction drawings, product reviews, and in-depth how-to information is available by becoming a GBA PRO. Membership can be paid on a monthly or annual basis with your credit card. Learn More.
Our editors are committed to sourcing, developing, and publishing vetted, science-backed information to help GBA readers stay current in today's high-performance building industry.
Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor (GBA), a sister website to Fine Homebuilding magazine that is more narrowly focused on sharing information about designing, building, and remodeling high-performance homes. She plans, creates, edits, and sources content to ensure a dynamic site covering all aspects of green building including environmentally...
Scott Gibson is a former editor at Fine Homebuildingmagazine, where he is still a contributing writer. Scott is the co-author with David Johnston of Green from the Ground Up, published by The Taunton Press, Inc. in 2008, and Toward a Zero Energy Home, also published by Taunton Press, Inc. in 2010.
Editor Martin Holladay has worked as a roofer, remodeler, builder, and plumbing wholesale counterperson. He built his first passive solar house in northern Vermont in 1974, and has lived off the grid since 1975. In 1980, Holladay bought his first photovoltaic module, which is still producing electricity after all these years. After...
Brian Pontolilo has spent the better part of the last 20 years as a journalist, writer, and editor covering residential design and construction at Fine Homebuilding magazine and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. Brian has a degree in professional writing, worked for a short time at local newspapers, and has worked in landscape construction,...