Low-Flow Toilets Cause a Stink in San Francisco
Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside sewer pipes and has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months. (The San Francisco Chronicle)

NGBS Marks 2,000th Certified Project      
Murphy’s Run, a 42-site residential development in Cecil County, Md., is the 2,000th project nationwide to be certified by the NAHB Research Center to the requirements of the National Green Building Standard. (NAHB)

Earth Advantage Launches Easy-to-Use Home Energy Audit Software
EPS Auditor is a cost-effective and easy-to-use online home energy assessment tool for auditors that generates EPS Scorecards and recommendation reports in real time. (PRNewswire)

House Democrat to Co-Sponsor Bill to “Rein in” the EPA
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)’s legislation puts a freeze on the agency’s regulatory agenda for major industrial polluters like power plants and petroleum refiners. (Politico)

Opinion: Passivehaus to Our Haus?
Is the Passiv Haus movement really accessible to the mainstream? (Metropolis)

Home Fuel Cells Touted Over Solar Panels
ClearEdge Power is targeting its boxy fuel cell, about the size of a refrigerator, to homes and small businesses and has sold about 200 units in California. (cnet.com)

EcoDog Seeks Solar as Back Door to Home Energy
The home energy startup is attempting to crack the residential energy management market via the solar installer route.  (Gigaom.com)

USGBC Launches LEED for Homes Scoring Tool
Online system tallies a project’s estimated LEED points, allowing pros to experiment with and better understand the green building standard. (EcoHome)

Six Communities Chosen for AIA’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team Program
Six communities across the country will receive technical support in developing policy frameworks and long-term sustainability plans through the AIA’s 2011 Sustainable Design Assessment Team program. (Eco-Structure)