USGBC, LEED Targeted by Lawsuit
Among other allegations, the suit argues that the USGBC is fraudulently misleading consumers and misrepresenting energy performance of buildings certified under its LEED rating systems. (Environmental Building News)

Three Buildings Complete First Living Building Challenge Audits
Two projects earn Living Building certification, and a third project earns partial program certification from the International Living Building Institute. (Eco-Structure)

New York City Will Install Dual-Flush Toilets
All new city buildings will feature American Standard’s Dual-Option Siphonic toilets. (Inhabitat)

GE Readies New Thin-Film Solar Panels
Working in collaboration with PrimeStar Solar, Inc., GE expects to make thin-film panels commercially available sometime in 2011. (Jetson Green)

American Solar Innovators Retool to Catch Up to China
Chinese manufacturers, heavily subsidized by their own government and relying on vast economies of scale, have helped send the price of conventional solar panels plunging and grabbed market share far more quickly than anyone anticipated. (The New York Times)

Community Colleges Prepare for Green Jobs Surge
More than 300 colleges have signed on to the SEED Center, an initiative launched this week by the American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica, which helps community colleges develop green job training programs and scale up existing ones. (OnEarth)

ULI Fellows Identify Forces Shaping the 'New Normal' for Real Estate
A new report released this week pinpoints variables that are certain in otherwise uncertain economic times. (Builder)

Green Housing Comeback Predicted
For many American consumers, the recession has put interest in sustainable housing on hold. (EcoHome)