Before you check out for the weekend, be sure to look over these not-to-miss ECOBUILDING PULSE stories from this past week:

Top 10 Cities with the Greenest Homes
A new ranking analyzed carbon dioxide emissions and the number of homes currently for sale that have green features or eco-friendly ratings.

Energy Benchmarking Takes Hold
A Boston firm demonstrates the power of energy tracking and benchmarking in multifamily projects.

Texas Builder Expands Commitment to LEED Certification
The initiative will add 200 to 250 LEED-certified homes this year in the San Antonio market.

BASF Headquarters Incorporates Maximum Parameters of Sustainability
The Mexico City office building aims for LEED certification through water reclamation.

Education and Standards Will Be Key to Combating Building Science Brain Drain
As the building industry recovers, proper education on building science will be key in terms of both business finances and skilled manpower.

Philadelphia Gets Its First Passive House-Certified Homes
Opening next month, the Stables net-zero-energy townhomes will be the city's first residential Passive House project.