Americans Confused by Energy-Saving Measures
A new survey shows most people have misconceptions about what works best to save energy. (TechCrunch)

Lennar Joins Build San Antonio Green
The Miami-based company is the first national builder in San Antonio to commit to having all of its local homes certified under the local green building program. (

Era of Huge Homes Is Over
In its latest report on home-buying trends, real estate Web site Trulia declares: The McMansion era is over. (

Loan Program for Green Home Upgrades Stalls
Many projects have been left in limbo after regulators and lenders raised alarms over terms of the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. (The Los Angeles Times)

Major Structural Problems Found in Oregon Green Office Building
The LEED-certified Courthouse Square Building in Salem, Ore., has been declared structurally unsound and tenants have been given 30 days to move out so the building can be closed. (Green Building Elements)

Plug-In Appliance Brings Cheap Solar Power to Homes
A homeowner can plug the Sunfish solar power system into any outdoor outlet and start feeding solar power into the home. (

San Jose City Planners Ask Developer to Increase Project’s Density 
 The Ohlone mixed-use project will go from two 11-story towers and one six-story structure to three 11-story towers, with the number of living units increasing from 649 to 700 and from 100 to 104 units per acre. (The San Jose Mercury News)

Do Solar Panels Add to a Home’s Resale Value?
Solar panels are certainly a selling point but among real estate agents, there's no agreement as to whether or not they actually add value to a home. (The Wall Street Journal)

Pros Tap Into Water Conservation
Within 20 years, clean water will be as valuable as oil is today, according to a leading green building expert. (EcoHome)

Survey: Consumer Interest in Green Homes Declines
Although the market for certified green homes is growing, a new national poll has found that consumer interest in owning a sustainable or energy-efficient home has declined. (EcoHome)