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Katie Weeks, LEED Green Associate, is a skilled editor, writer, and strategist specializing in sustainability.

She currently is the Director of Communications for the Institute for Market Transformation, a nonprofit focused on promoting energy efficiency in buildings. She leads the organization’s communications efforts, overseeing strategy, messaging, and branding across IMT’s core programs. She also coordinates communications programs with IMT’s key partners and joint initiatives, such as the City Energy Project, a collaboration of IMT and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Katie has a Master’s degree in sustainable design studies at Boston Architectural College. Prior to joining IMT, she served as Chief Editor, Sustainability for Hanley Wood Media, where she served as the lead for ECOBUILDING Review magazine (formerly ECOSTRUCTURE and ECOHOME magazines), Ecobuildingpulse.com, and a companion twice-weekly email newsletter.

Prior to joining Hanley Wood in 2009, she was an  editor at Contract magazine. She frequently participates in industry events and has spoken at a number of conferences, and served as the keynote speaker for a range of events. She has overseen numerous design juries and participated on a collection of juries herself. She served on the editorial advisory board for the American Society of Interior Designers’ ICON magazine from 2007-2009.

She was a contributor to the book “Reverb” in 2007, a compilation of essays on sustainability, and her book, “Interior Design in Practice: Case Studies of Successful Business Models,” is available from John Wiley & Sons.

Photo by Mike Morgan Photography

Sample Profiles and Awards 

Interview with Katie Weeks9 1/2 Questions: A Conversation with The Atlantic.

Formerly a senior editor at Contract magazine, where she wrote primarily about commercial interior design, Katie Weeks joined Eco-Structure as editor-in-chief in late 2009. “Katie is regarded as a leading expert on sustainability in the built environment,” Eco-Structure‘s publisher, Russell Ellis, said in a statement that accompanied her move to the green architecture business-to-business publication owned by Hanley Wood. “Her knowledge and creativity will be a positive contribution to the magazine and eco-structure.com.”
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Eco-Structure named Magazine of the Year Finalist by the American Society of Business Publication Editors 

Eco-Structure was a finalist for 2011 Magazine of the Year in the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ annual Azbee Competition! The annual competition recognizes business and professional magazine editors for meeting high standards of excellence at the top of their profession. Check out the list of finalists here.

Eco-Structure named finalist for Best Single Issue of the Year in the 2012 Jesse H. Neal Awards

Eco-Structure’s September/October 2011 issue was one of three finalists for Best Single Issue of the Year in the 2012 Jesse H. Neal Awards, one of the most prestigious award competitions for business-to-business media. Check out the list of finalists here.