EcoHome’s Coverage of Greenbuild

BuildingGreen Names Top 10 Green Products
2008 class includes Resource Monitor by Agilewaves, doors by Masonite, and floor finish from Vermont Natural Coatings. (Builder)

EPA Honors Smart Growth Efforts
The EPA recognized four innovative programs in Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Silver Spring, Md., for promulgating communities that are more walkable, affordable, diverse, and eco-friendly while reducing residents’ dependence on cars. (Builder)

Two Key Green LBM Dealers to Merge
Green Depot, the fast-growing Brooklyn, N.Y.-based seller of sustainable building products, announced it will merge with Chicago's Greenmaker Supply to create what Green Depot calls "the nation's largest and most sophisticated supplier of green building materials." (ProSales)

Debating the Green Building Premium
According to a story released by the USGBC, building green costs an average of 2.5% percent more up front, a premium far less than the public believes. (New York Times Green Inc.)

SunRun Races for Residential Customers
San Francisco startup SunRun Solar Services has lined up $105 million to finance as many as 2,000 residential solar energy systems. (GreenTech Media)

California Builder Asks Governor to Promote Green Rebuilding for Homes Destroyed by Recent Wildfires
Builder David Lack urged Governor Schwarzenegger that Santa Barbara homes recently lost to wildfires be rebuilt with green features and processes, a proposal the governor called “a good idea.” (Noozhawk)

Destiny, Fla., Announces Florida’s First Green Energy Station
Destiny, Fla., which describes itself as America’s first eco-sustainable city, plans to open an E-station: a 6,000-square-foot energy refueling station with traditional and renewable fuels, electric automobile charging stations, and a solar- and geothermal-powered green-mart convenience store. (The Energy Daily)

Washington State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Wind Power
Wind energy advocates won a big victory Thursday in Washington when the state’s Supreme Court ruled that local county commissioners can’t block wind farms. (Red, Green, and Blue)

Schwarzenegger, Bay Area to Build First U.S. Electric Vehicle Network
Bay Area leaders are hoping that a combination of public and private investments can turn the region into the Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S. by building out a $1 billion electric vehicle infrastructure. (Gas 2.0)