N.Y. Senate Approves Green Jobs Bill
The legislation is expected to create between 5,000 and 16,000 jobs and weatherize 1 million homes and businesses statewide. (Watertown Daily Times)

USGBC Lobbies for Climate Change Legislation
In coordination with green building councils all over the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) kicked off the inaugural World Green Building Day by leading a group of green building practitioners to advocate for climate change legislation on Capitol Hill. (Real Estate Rama)

Colorado Towns to Consider Clean Energy Legislation
Voters in both Eagle and Pitkin counties–homes to Vail and Aspen ski areas, respectively–will be asked to approve special clean-energy improvement districts in a Nov. 3 election. (realvail.com)

N.J. Assemblywoman Aims to Implement Green Building Technology Statewide
Valerie Vainieri Huttle is sponsoring legislation to establish a task force to evaluate the feasibility of implementing green building technology throughout the state. (New Jersey Newsroom)

Senate Bill Would Establish Formaldehyde Ceilings for Composite Wood Products
Most domestic manufacturers already in process of reducing formaldehyde emissions to meet recently enacted standards in California. (EcoHome)

California Town Gives Builders Incentives to Go Green
The Big Bear Lake City Council has adopted a voluntary green building code for residential construction with incentives such as expedited plan checks and priority building inspections. (Big Bear Grizzly)

Portland, Ore., Establishes Eco-Districts
The city will take a neighborhood-scale approach to reducing greenhouse gases. (Builder)

Ohio Creates Loan Discount Program for Green Home Upgrades
Homeowners will be able to receive a 3% interest rate reduction for five years on qualifying bank loans for green projects such as weatherization and the purchase of new appliances. (The Dayton Business Journal)

Eugene, Ore., Offers Incentives to Help Green Builders
The city is making it less expensive and time consuming for structures that meet green building standards. (The Register-Guard)

Jacksonville, Fla., Looks at Water-Saving Regulations
City managers will host a public workshop with design experts who are promoting ways to use rainwater better and to lower the amount of drinkable water being used outdoors in new-home developments. (The Florida Times-Union)

Indiana Gets Stimulus Green Light
The federal government has approved Indiana's plan to spend $131 million in stimulus money to equip homes of low-income Hoosiers with energy-saving furnaces and insulation. (The Evansville Courier & Press)