Editorial Submissions

Guidelines for Editorial Submissions

This quick overview will acquaint you with BUILDINGS content, its readers and their professional interests. For examples of our coverage and content, please visit www.BUILDINGS.com.

Editorial Mission

BUILDINGS helps facilities professionals to make smarter, more cost-effective decisions. BUILDINGS supplies information on best practices, critical issues, building systems, energy, sustainability, and new technology.


BUILDINGS serves an audience of building owners and facility management professionals with mid- and upper-level executive titles and an average of 17 years of experience in the industry. They manage, operate, modernize and construct a range of buildings, including offices, schools and higher education, health care, government and public, industrial, hospitality, retail and multifamily.

Collectively, BUILDINGS’ audience is responsible for 4.4 million buildings in North America.

Topic Focus

BUILDINGS content is primarily staff-written and submitted information is evaluated by the editors for its value to the audience. Such information may be used in articles with appropriate attribution to the source.

The editorial staff considers information on the following topics:

  • Issues directed at building owners and facility managers in North America
  • Issues relevant to existing buildings, including retrofits, maintenance and modernization
  • Solution-based content, such as tips and tricks
  • New construction but only with an eye to issues involving maintenance and operation

We generally do not review the following topics because these are not relevant to our readers:

  • Information on the residential market with the exception of multifamily buildings
  • International news unrelated to the North American market
  • Real estate market updates or construction updates

Internal company-related news, including promotions, hires, website updates and mergers/acquisitions do not count as editorial content. These can be uploaded to our Staff Announcement section by continuing the process below.

We reserve the right to edit for content, style (BUILDINGS and AP), clarity and grammar, and we have the final say on headlines.

We also have content marketing and syndication packages available. Learn more.


We accept high-resolution images (300 dpi, minimum 8” x 11”) you own and have the right to distribute with the article. Images need photo credits (for legal purposes, so please properly verify) and captions. Please include the name of the image with the caption.

Note: BUILDINGS media is not liable for any incorrect facts provided to us as part of submitted materials nor for obtaining any copyright permissions. Please ensure your copy is factual and that all images have been approved for use in our publication. Limit 4 images per submission. Must upload all at once. The size of each image cannot exceed 5MB.

Product Submissions

Products should be pertinent to commercial buildings and/or facility management and operations. Product highlights of approximately 50 words are written by the editorial staff from submitted press releases.

All product submissions must have a photo with 300-dpi resolution at 3x2 inches in JPEG format. Product shots are typically preferable to an application shot.