EcoHome’s Coverage of the NAHB National Green Building Conference
National Green Building Conference Kicks Off

NAHB Honors Top Green Builders

NAHB Recognizes “Building with Trees” Developers

Hope Among Heartache

Green Lawsuits Bound to Emerge

Custom Green Home Opens Its Doors to the World

Green Building Advocates Testify Before Congress
Green building experts, actor Ed Norton, and San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom meet with the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to offer suggestions for greening buildings and schools. (EcoHome Online)

Designer of Green Communities Has Big Growth Plans
ECO Lifestyle Homes, a Yorkville, Ill.-based startup that designs green communities, plans to have 20 manufacturing plants operating within the next 18 months. At full production capacity, each of the factories could produce an average of 2,200 steel-framed homes per year. (Builder Online)

Will $100K Build a Good Green Home?
Postgreen and ZeroEnergy Design plan to construct an urban infill home in Philadelphia for just $100,000; the home will use 53% less energy than standard houses. (RiverWired)

States Remove Local Barriers to Eco-Friendly Homes
States eager to promote renewable energy are increasingly passing laws that allow homeowners to overcome local opposition to residential solar panels and wind turbines. (USA Today)

McCain Calls Clean Energy a “National Security Issue”
Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain told voters in Washington state that clean energy is "a national security issue when we're dependent on more than $400 billion a year in imported oil from countries that don't like us very much." (CNN)