Top 2010 Green Building Trends
Portland, Ore., nonprofit Earth Advantage Institute’s list includes smart meters, rightsizing, and eco-districts. (USA Today)

Builders' Show to Highlight Modular Green Homes
Smaller, energy-efficient homes are being showcased at this year's International Builders'  Show in Las Vegas, reflecting a new direction in the housing market. (USA Today)

Energy-Efficient Gadgets on Display at CES
The Consumer Electronics Show, now under way in Las Vegas, promises to be greener than ever, with more and more companies touting the energy efficiency of their products. (

Labor Department Awards $100 Million for Green Jobs Training
The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $100 million in grants to help retrain workers for green jobs involving renewable energy in wind, solar, and the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. (The Chicago Tribune)

Six States Chosen for Retrofit Academy
Six states have been selected to participate in a National Governors Association program to help develop strategies to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. (Environment New Service)

Greener Windows at a Nicer Price
The Department of Energy hopes to make energy-efficient windows more economical through volume purchases. (Builder)