Green Market Update
Significant growth in green home building activity is expected during the next five years, according to a survey by the NAHB and McGraw-Hill Construction. (Custom Home Online)

Consumer Perception of Green Homes Hazy
New survey shows consumers don't really understand what makes a home green. (Custom Home Online)

California Raises Standards for Green Buildings
New building standards in California will push developers to reduce the energy use of buildings by 15% and target a 50% reduction in water for landscaping. (LA Times)

Gore Urges Fast Energy Makeover
Former vice president Al Gore called on Americans to end their reliance on fossil fuels by converting all electricity generation to wind, solar, and other renewable sources within 10 years. (The Washington Post)

When Building Green Harms the Environment
Green building is booming, which is leading to an increasing number of eco-friendly marketed products. Along with that increase, however, comes false claims, trade-offs, and supply concerns. (

West Virginia Exploring Green Building Standards
West Virginia lawmakers are looking into green building standards for new and renovated public buildings. (The State Journal)

EPA Releases Report on Climate Change and Health
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that discusses the potential impacts of climate change on human health, human welfare, and communities. (EPA)