Economic Insight: Keep Homes Small, Affordable
Here is what builders need to know for the coming months: Keep building smaller, more affordable homes, even as the economy recovers, because that’s what people will be most likely to buy. (Builder)

“Clunkers” Part 2: Dollars for Dishwashers
The cash-for-clunkers program was so successful in getting Americans to buy new cars that it ran out of money early. Now, a sequel, dollars-for-dishwashers, is coming to an appliance store near you. But the $300 million federal government program is expected to provide only a minor boost for struggling appliance makers such as GE and Whirlpool. (The Wall Street Journal)

Green Building Materials Superstores to be Launched in Bay Area
The New Home Green Materials and Learning Center distribution and retail chain will offer eco-friendly products in every category of home building and home improvement. (Business Wire)

FSU's Green House Is an Energy Saver
Tucked amid the red brick Gothic-style buildings at Florida State University, the experimental house doesn't look special from the outside, but the research happening inside aims to revolutionize the way families cook their food, heat their water, and build their homes. (The Miami Herald)

UL Certification Helps Products Achieve ANSI Green Seal
UL Environment has announced that its validations and certifications will help manufacturers achieve the NAHB-Research Center "Green Approved" product seal, qualifying a product to be used by builders to earn points toward the National Green Building Standard. (PR Newswire)

Indiana Gets Stimulus Green Light
The federal government has approved Indiana's plan to spend $131 million in stimulus money to equip homes of low-income Hoosiers with energy-saving furnaces and insulation. (The Evansville Courier & Press)

Michigan Home Builders Urged to Go Green, Not Slash Prices
Instead of slashing prices to stay afloat, builders should consider putting green technologies and products into their homes, Ron Jones, an original member of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes committee, told a gathering of Michigan builders. (Michigan Live)

Buyers Still Seek Efficient Products
Arizona developers, home builders, and construction material manufacturers have discovered that clients aren't giving up on green homes just because the real estate market is in the red. (AZ Central)

GE to Launch Net-Zero-Home Products by 2015
The turnkey line will include thermostats, solar panels, wind turbines, and more. (CE Pro)

6 Myths of Green Consumers
New study shatters stereotypes of what motivates buyers. (EcoHome)