Builders’ Show Product Innovations
At the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, the emphasis is on products that can save energy. (Wall Street Journal)

Dense Neighborhoods, Smaller Homes Need Not Sacrifice Design
Pardee Homes’ Portico community showcases eco-friendly living that doesn’t skimp on architectural appeal. (EcoHome)

Solar Industry Remains Hopeful
Solar-industry executives paint a bright future, but the industry currently finds itself under cloudy skies and buffeted by threatening winds. (EcoHome)

Gov. Bill Richardson Rolls Out Green Jobs Cabinet
With an eye to a promised federal green jobs plan, Gov. Bill Richardson has launched a new Green Jobs Cabinet that will look at opportunities and strategies around green building and energy efficiency contracting for homes. (New Mexico Business Weekly)

At the Green Inaugural Ball, Eco-Friendly Projects Prevail
The prospect of increased spending for solar, wind, and other green projects under President Obama creates a new power center—and a reason to party. (Business Week)

Recovery Legislation Features Renewable Energy Programs
The House Committee on Ways and Means voted in support of a comprehensive economic recovery package that would make broad investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. (Lake County News)

Eco-Friendly Products May Lure Home Buyers
From water-stingy toilets and electricity sparing appliances, to flooring and siding made from sustainable materials, the housing industry this week rolled out a trove of new, green products it hopes will lure homebuyers back into the market. (Chicago Tribune)