EPA in Bull's-Eye of House GOP Budget Cuts
The EPA, which saw its budget rise under President Obama, is now the target of deep spending cuts by House Republicans, some of whom want to stop its regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. (USA Today)

Canada's Most Sustainable Cities
All five winners of the Corporate Knights Forum ranking are wealthy, government, or university towns. (Treehugger.com)

DOE's SunShot Program Aims to Reach Competitive Solar By 2020
The $27 million initiative’s goal is to make solar energy as cheap as fossil fuel-generated energy by cutting the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by 75% to approximately $1 per watt, or 6 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Fast Company)


Bozzuto Homes Breaks Ground on NGBS-Certified Homes
The Maryland production builder has begun construction on Towson Green, a complex of 121 townhomes built to be NGBS-Silver. (PR Newswire)

World's Greenest Home? It Depends on What You Mean by Green
There is a lot of competition for the title “Greenest Home on the Planet.” (Wallet Pop)

New Resource Helps Find the Most Efficient Appliances
Nonprofit Top Ten USA recently launched a free Web-based resource with guides to the 10 most energy-efficient products in all sorts of categories, including refrigerators, freezers, televisions, dishwashers, and clothes washers. (Jetson Green)


Meritage Homes Opens Energy-Efficient Communities in Florida
The production builder is offering its new energy-saving homes in seven communities around the Orlando, Fla., metropolitan area. (iStockAnalyst.com)

Washington State Energy Code Withstands Legal Challenge
A federal district court judge has cleared the way this week for Washington State to move forward with a building energy code for new homes that will save property owners money on their energy bills while reducing harmful air pollution from power plants at the same time. (Greenbiz.com)

DOE Designs Energy-Saving AC Units
The U.S. government has released specifications for a highly efficient rooftop air conditioning unit it believes could save the country a plethora of electricity and commercial properties a considerable amount of money. (Cnet.com)

Green Home Affordability Hinges on Materials Prices
Home builders and consumers think reduced materials costs will improve affordability of green homes. (Custom Home)

Solar Decathlon Seeking New Location
The biennial solar-powered home competition is moving from its location on the National Mall—but to where? (Custom Home)

Green Depot Acquires Ecohaus
Deal adds three West Coast stores to the NYC-based green building materials dealer. (ProSales)