Tap Into the Green Building Movement

Oikos is one of the premier Web sites in the green building movement. Each month more than 40,000 unique visitors come to the site generating well over 85,000 page hits. Sales leads generated by company pages indicate that most Oikos visitors are design and construction professionals. Roughly 25 percent are architects and designers, 25 percent are builders and subcontractors, and 25 percent are engineers, consultants, materials suppliers, trade group representatives, utility personnel, government agency staff. The rest are consumers engaged in a construction project.

Advertising Packages

Basic Listings in the Oikos Product Directory are free. For greater exposure to highly qualified Oikos visitors, try our Enhanced Listings.

Google Placement Targeting

Google Adwords allows you to place a Google Ad on any Oikos page. This gives you the option to choose the content most appropriate for your needs, set your own price and track performance within your own Google Adwords account. For detailed instructions, login to your Google Adwords account or visit the help page for placement targeting.

Basic Listing

A Basic Listing in the Oikos Database is free (see an example). Simply mail or fax us product literature that indicates the environmental benefits of your building materials or products. Our mailing address is:

Iris Communications, Inc.
PO Box 6498
Bend OR 97708-6498
Send faxes to 541.647.2469

To be listed a product must have one of the following environmental benefits:

  • save energy
  • save water
  • protect buildings from moisture damage
  • contain post-consumer recycled content
  • have been sustainably harvested (forest products)
  • promote good indoor air quality
  • be low-toxicity
  • be friendly to the ozone layer or
  • make efficient use of limited natural resources

We also list professionals whose services promote sustainable construction, such as architects, designers, consultants, builders and recycling services.

If you like, we will send you a survey form that allows you to identify the categories in which your company should be listed. When visitors search for information on building materials and equipment, you want to be among the companies they see. Put your company on the list. Remember there's no charge for a basic listing.

Enhanced Listing

Advertising on Oikos provides multiple paths to your company information. Cost is $400 per year. The comprehensive advertising package includes these standard features:

A full page ad containing text and graphics that describes your products (example).

A featured company link appears in the Oikos Product Directory database menu for your CSI Division (examples: Wood, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Finishes, etc.).

You enjoy a preferred position in product directory searches (example). Advertisers are listed first in alphabetical order.

Product Directory icons draw the visitors attention and inform them that your company provides additional information on the site (see example above). Visitors love additional information!

A link to your own web site allows qualified prospects to contact you directly.

Advertisers are featured in the Oikos Product Gallery (example). A small photo and link appears on a rotating basis. Every day thousands of visitors will see your company in this high exposure position.

Several of the enhanced features appear on a page dedicated to your company. Your full page ad describes your products – information eagerly sought by Oikos visitors. The standard company page includes 300-400 words of text, a photograph or drawings and a sales lead form that allows viewers to request more information. A link to your own Web site can be included, too. There is no setup fee for pages. Iris' staff will construct the basic page at no charge. Here's an example of a full page advertisement.

Technical Requirements

All prices are based on material provided in electronic form and "web ready". Data entry, scanning and other production work is charged at $80 per hour. If you send us material, please follow these guidelines.

Electronic Options:

Text: pdf, email, plain text (ASCII), MS Word (most versions)
Graphics: .gif, .jpg, .tif, .pdf
File Size: files sent electronically must be less than 2MB, larger files can be compressed or sent on CD
Other: Macintosh or Windows files okay
Always mail or fax hard copy proof

Mechanical Options:

one color ad slick
multi-color reprint
color print
35mm slide
4x6 transparency
Other materials may work. Please contact us to work out the details.

Ad Sales

To purchase advertising, contact Bruce Sullivan.


Ads will be posted no later than one week after receiving materials and initial payment. The first placement must be accompanied by full payment. Make checks payable to Iris Communications, Inc.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are gladly accepted.


Iris Communications, Inc.
PO Box 6498
Bend, OR 97708-6498


Contact: Iris
Phone: 541.647.2449
Fax: 541.647.2469