Al Gore, Global Green Building Council Chairs Open Greenbuild
Opening plenary brings together U.S. and international green building pros, leaders, and advocates. (EcoHome)

GreenBuild Conference News Roundup
A look at some of the new building products and technologies being unveiled on the show floor. (Environmental Leader)

BuildingGreen Names Top 10 Green Products For 2009
The eighth annual list boasts several energy-saving products, five residential-appropriate offerings. (EcoHome)

Energy Star Hits 1 Million Mark
Houston is top-ranked market with 144,000 certified homes.

Lutron Launches Smart Grid Initiative
The company hopes to help connect utilities’ smart metering to the electrical infrastructure in homes and commercial spaces. (BusinessWire)

Solar-Powered Community Opens Near Los Angeles
Comstock Homes is opening what it claims to be the largest solar-powered home community from a single builder in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. (The Los Angeles Times)

Sustained Population Growth in West Depends on Quality Jobs
Globalization will be one of the factors influencing Phoenix, Las Vegas, and California’s Inland Empire, Urban Land Institute speakers say. (EcoHome)