Welcome to the premier issue of the EcoHome Update, an e-newsletter for professionals devoted to the building and remodeling of eco-friendly homes published by the housing industry's leading media company, Hanley Wood, LLC. Actually, today marks the rebranding of this newsletter, which was formerly called Green Products News, as well as its companion magazine (EcoHome) and Web site (ecohomemagazine.com). This was a strategic move by Hanley Wood, which hopes to better align the franchise with the company's EcoHome Conference, which will be held in October in Austin, and Eco-Structure, a sister publication dedicated to green commercial construction. The editors for EcoHome are thrilled to be part of this growing family of products dedicated to sustainability, and we promise to engage you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date information.

Whether you are a veteran green builder or are just getting started, this e-newsletter offers you a wide range of news and advice on sustainable products, technologies, designs, and construction techniques, no matter how "green" you want to get and how much you want to spend. Each issue will feature three new green products and the latest news about green building, including legislation, programs, design, and environmental concerns, along with expert commentary from members of the editorial team. The issues also may include product trend stories, case studies on new or remodeled houses, expert advice on building green, construction techniques and tips, and much more.

The update will be e-mailed to you every Wednesday. Please let us know what you think of the EcoHome Update and what you'd like to see in future issues. Send your comments to Jean Dimeo at jdimeo@hanleywood.com