Chattanooga Green Home Program Gears Up
Nearly four months after its creation, the Better Built initiative is said to be a success. (

Pima County Exports Its Green Building Expertise
The county is one of 39 LEED for Homes Providers in the nation and the only government jurisdiction to have this designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. (The Tucson Citizen)

Blu Homes Takes Unique Approach to Green Prefab Houses
The Massachusetts company aims to mass-produce environmentally friendly homes like Priuses, taking the cost and hassle out of custom home building. (Forbes)

USGBC Tallies Up Green Building Policy Gains Across U.S.
The U.S. Green Building Council has counted 30 green building victories in a mid-year review of the more than 400 state bills the organization is tracking this year. (

DOE Issues Final Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators and Freezers
The new requirements will improve efficiency by about 25% by 2014, a savings of about $200 for the typical consumer over the lifetime of the refrigerator. (

California Adopts First Standards for Cyber Security of Smart Meters
California regulators have adopted the nation's first sweeping privacy rules for household smart meters that form the backbone of the growing green grid, vowing to protect consumers from cyber attacks that could steal energy usage data and other private information. (International Business Times)

Energy Star Now Available for Multifamily High-Rise Buildings
The EPA has announced that new multifamily high-rise buildings are now eligible to qualify as Energy Star projects. (EcoHome)