San Francisco Green Home Program May Boost Value
Officials are developing what they call the "green grade," a designation that the city would place on the property records of homes that meet certain efficiency standards. (The San Francisco Chronicle)

KB, Lennar Homes Going Solar
For the first time in San Antonio, Texas, solar panels are becoming an option for home buyers at an affordable price point, and in the kind of new homes that many people purchase: production homes by large, national builders. (

New Solar Design Challenges Students to Develop Efficient Homes
Dow Chemical has introduced a new competition, the Dow Solar Design to Zero Competition, for architecture, design, and engineering students and professionals to develop home designs using solar technologies and sustainable construction practices. (

Passivhaus Institut Suspends All Contracts with Passive House US
The Germany-based Passivhaus Institut, has revoked certifier status held by Passive House US, the only Passive House certifier in the United States. (Jetson Green)

EPA to Partner with Five State Capitals on Green Development
The capital cities of Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia to receive help through the Greening America’s Capitals project. (Eco Structure)