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IE3 Magazine Wins National Award

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ACCA, the nation’s largest association of indoor environment professionals, announced today that its official publication, IE3 Magazine, has been honored with a Silver Award in the Association Trends 2012 All Media Contest, an annual awards program that honors the best print, online, and specialized media produced by trade associations and professional societies. Association Trends is a leading publication serving the association industry.

IE3: Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency, a bi-monthly magazine combining print, web, and mobile platforms, was launched in January 2012, but began its life in 2002 as a quarterly magazine called Contractor Excellence. IE3 won its Silver Award in the “Most Improved Magazine or Journal” category.

“I am very proud of, and pleased by, the recognition that IE3 Magazine has received,” says Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA President & CEO. “But even more important has been the positive reaction and active involvement we have received from contractors and advertisers since last January.”

IE3 Magazine and its website, located at, are published by ie3media, Inc., a subsidiary of ACCA.

“One of the many things that sets IE3 apart from other media in this industry is that we are actually owned and led by contractors themselves,” says Kevin Holland, IE3 Publisher and Executive Vice President of ie3media. “When we set out to transform ACCA’s magazine for the 21st century, it was those contractors we listened to, and they told us that they still needed a publication that was as dynamic as they were. They wanted a place to turn for real world techniques, and true stories from other contractors with ideas that can be put into action right away. They wanted to be able to access it from anywhere, be it their mailbox, in a browser, on their iPad, or on their phone. We decided to give them what they want, a publication completely different from the typical trade magazine.”

Holland praises the team of dedicated professionals who have made IE3 such a success in its first year. “Our editor, Melissa Broadus, has led the publication and its related media with phenomenal skill and passion. And our sales director, Tom Murphy, has played a key role in helping us build a first-class publication.” He also thanked BNP Custom Media, which has supported IE3 with design services.

“2012 was a great year, but 2013 is going to be even better,” Holland says. “We will never stand in one place, and new changes are already in the works with expanded features and completely new products and services for indoor environment professionals. IE3 will keep helping indoor environment contractors evolve into stronger professionals, so that means we will continue to evolve as well.”

For more information about IE3 Magazine, including subscription and advertising information, visit

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