As Fed Steps Up, States Step Back on Solar Funding
Homeowners who waited until this year to install rooftop solar panels and take advantage of a hefty new government subsidy might not get the payback they anticipated.  (AP)

Green in the Spotlight at the 2009 Builders’ Show
From home tours to educational sessions and networking events, green builders will have a lot to keep them busy at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas Jan. 20-23. (EcoHome)

Pulte Development Sets New Standard for Sustainability
Aiming to reduce energy demand by more than 60% over traditional residential communities, Pulte Homes says its Villa Trieste is expected to be one of the most energy efficient-communities in Nevada. (EcoHome)

Kaine Announces Green-Jobs Plan for Virginia
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has called for state tax incentives and grants to promote environmentally friendly businesses and jobs. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Green Building Program Hits Its Stride
The National Green Building Program, a home certification tool launched in 2008 by the NAHB, is attracting builders and other industry professionals at an impressive pace. (Builder)

Greenwashing Common in the Housing Industry
Perhaps no industry has embraced the green mantra more than housing. And with that has come a lot more hype. (Los Angeles Times)

How Beneficial Is the Bamboo Products Boom?
If the recent wave of products to hit the market is any indication, the green-products market is undergoing a bamboo boom. (The New York Times)