Missouri Home Builder Says Green Initiative Helps Business
Thanks to energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building, Chesterfield-based Consort's new-home sales grew dramatically last year versus 2009, despite the recession. (St. Louis Today)

Oklahoma Building Leader Advocates for Green Homes
Michael Herndon, president of the Oklahoma HBA and the first builder in south-central Oklahoma to try green building, discusses the future of the industry. (NewsOK)

Hybrid Light Bulb to Arrive on Earth Day
The GE Energy Smart hybrid halogen/CFL bulb is a blend of three light bulb technologies: the shape of an incandescent, the efficiency of a CFL, and the immediacy of a halogen. (Jetson Green)

Study Reveals Homeowner Motivations for Energy Efficiency
According to a survey, more than 95% of Chicago homeowners would consider installing an energy-efficient product if they could receive a financial incentive. (BusinessWire)

Sanyo’s Improved Solar Panels Hit the U.S.
The new HIT Power 225A solar module claims to be the most efficient HIT Power solar module launched to date in the U.S. (Green Building Elements)

Booming Solar Industry Results in Installation Delays
As the popularity of residential solar power grows, so does the waiting time for installations. (KSAT)

Texas to Erupt with Home Solar Installations
With House Bill 2961, things may finally pick up for Texas, a state that’s fallen behind on solar development. (Calfinder)

HGTV Green Home Lands LEED-Platinum Certification
The network’s fourth “dream green home,” located in Denver’s Stapleton infill redevelopment project, includes a 5-kW PV system, no-VOC paints, and an iPad-controlled home-automation system, among other features. (Inhabitat)

USGBC Certifies 10,000th Home to LEED Standard
Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan 7 affordable housing development, certified to LEED-Platinum, achieves green standard milestone. (EcoHome)

Franchise Program Takes the Guesswork Out of Green Remodeling
Colorado builders rejuvenate their business model thanks to a new franchise system that encourages and provides resources for high-performance retrofits. (EcoHome)

Green Roof Industry Grew 28.5% in 2010
The most green roof installations in 2010 occurred in Chicago, according to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ annual industry survey. (Eco-Structure)